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Forum topic by interpim posted 03-08-2009 07:27 AM 1021 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2009 07:27 AM

I saw a setup at Costco today, and was interested in it.

My question is, how good of a deal am I looking at here? Should I pass this up? Or do you guys think this would work for me. The price at Costco was $145.00

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-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 07:42 AM

Is it new or reconditioned? Amazon has reconditioned ones cheaper than this.

As far as Bostitch is concerned, they practically invented the air nailer. I have several of their nailers and have very good luck with them. The Bostitch guy told me to keep them well oiled.

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 07:47 AM

Costco’s version is new, and comes with the accessory kit and hose… with Amazon, shipping puts the price back to around that.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 03:20 PM

Bostitch works well my father in law has one and no probs and the brads are sold everywhere. I live in the humid area of the south and concur that oil and air tools are a good match even take the drain valve off and oil the inside of the tank.


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#4 posted 03-08-2009 04:17 PM

Sounds like a good price to me. A similar sized compressor is usually around $100, and nailers are in the $70-$100 range, so $145 for both looks pretty good. If you’re in the market, I’d jump on it

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 07:02 PM

I have this setup.
The nailers are great, no problems here.
The compressor is really noisy. Oil-less compressors are loud.

If the nailer and stapler come with it it’s a great buy. Mine came with, a brad nailer, a stapler, and a finishing nailer. $275 at Lowe’s 3 years ago it was a Christmas present.
If I had to buy again it would be an oil type compressor and check the decibels the closer to 72Db the better.

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#6 posted 03-08-2009 07:34 PM

The good thing here , is Costco Customer Saisfaction Policy. My wife, after one year of use, was not totally happy with a set of Washer and Dryer we bought from them. We took them back, no questions asked.
I see good reviews & feedbacks about this package at amazon, just keep in mind often negative comments are about amazon service but not about the tool quality, or comments from people without proper skills to handle tools like this.

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