Anyone Using Fasco Pin Nailers? (Similar to Grex and Cadex)

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Forum topic by pintodeluxe posted 03-02-2012 09:39 PM 4663 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2012 09:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pin nailer nailer pinner fasco grex cadex brad nailer pin brad

I am looking at a Fasco 23 gauge pin nailer, and wondered if anyone had evperience with it. I have a 16 gauge P.C., and a nice Bostich 18 gauge brad nailer that shoots 2” nails. I was wondering if the pin nailer has much holding power. I don’t use much delicate moulding, however there are times I would love to attach window trim with construction adhesive and pin the piece in place until the glue dries. A few selected brad nails and biscuits would reinforce things. The tiny pin hole is very attractive, compared to my brad nailer.
I would need one of the models that shoots 2” pins, and the Fasco is apparently identical to the Grex, except the Fasco will fire slight head and headless pins (versus headless pins only for the Grex).
Is this a worthwhile tool, or does it just sit on the shelf unused?


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#1 posted 03-03-2012 09:37 AM

I use my porter cable piner a lot. But I do a good bit of small trim work too. Mine only shoots 1-3/8” and it holds well, so I assume a 2” would have much better holding power, plus the slight head is a nice feature! I’ve never heard of Fasco – but funny thing – I did a search for “Fasco woodworking tools” and this post came up #4 on google. I do website design/development, so that got me! haha

Sounds like a good choice and buy though – good luck!

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 02:17 PM

I bought one of these Freeman pin nailers. I don’t use it all of the time, mainly just for glass installations. It’s very well made and has a 7 years warranty. I paid $49 for mine, now Amazon has them for $29. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one.
Just reread you post and saw you want a 2” nailer. You’re not going to drive a 2” 23 guage nail into any thing except balsa wood.

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 11:20 PM

It actually got great reviews nailing 2” pins into hardwood.

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