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Forum topic by Myron Wooley posted 05-30-2009 07:44 AM 1751 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Myron Wooley

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05-30-2009 07:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: micro pinner micropinner grex

I bought a Grex P635 micropinner a while back, thinking it would be a nice thing to have in the truck. Man, what an understatement. I can glue up a repair (hide glue is the ticket), clamp it in place with my Moose cam clamps, shoot a few pins in, unclamp after a few minutes, and have a nice repair. The pins don’t add strength to the joint, but they do a superb job of holding things together while the glue sets up.
Now if I could find a good air bottle to run it instead of my luggable compressor, I’d be set!

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#1 posted 05-30-2009 04:14 PM

I love my Grex.Just like you I thought it would be nice to have but once I got mine I found I was using it on just about every project.The 1 3/8” is by far the best value because the 2” is way too expensive

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#2 posted 05-30-2009 04:22 PM

Sounds like a great tool Myron. I was all fixed to recommend the JacPac CO2 bottle I read about in the Woodcraft magazine, but I will just point you to the reviews. Till you find the perfect one, think of your compressor as home gym equipment for developing arms like Popeye the Sailor.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 05-30-2009 05:44 PM

I’ve had a grex for a couple years there great

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#4 posted 05-30-2009 06:05 PM

I have a PC micro pinner and yes they are great tools to own when doing fine trim.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#5 posted 05-30-2009 06:28 PM

somebody gave me a brand new porter cable pinner the other day and i havent used it much but i do like it alot.

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 01:41 PM


Are those turkey sized portable red air tanks capable of holding enough pressure to fire your pinner? I know they can refill a car tire. I’ve never used one, but I’ve seen them all over the place.

Good luck!

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 02:29 PM

Mine is a Senco! No problems in a year and a half! A must with some small projects!
Especially nice for a hold while glue dries!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 06:02 PM

23 ga. ToolMart model here. $59.00 with a rebuild kit. Hasn’t missed a lick.
I fould a 1 gal. oilless comp. on a close-out at the blue borg. Perfect sizt for small jobs/touch up work.


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Myron Wooley

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 07:14 PM

I have a Senco PC0968 1.5 HP compressor which is fantastic, but it weighs 38 lbs. A nice little bottle would be handy. This system looks pretty nice, but I haven’t found any price information.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 07:19 PM

I have anumber of air nail guns pinners staplers one I have is a porter cable which runs on a small canister of gas works great for me.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 07:44 PM

I have porter cable nail/finish/brad guns and a craftsman air stapler. You’re very correct in that they do hold stuff together nicely for gluing if you don’t mind the small hole or can successfully putty it over. What I like is that the air pressure can be adjusted to also set the nail so that it’s embedded 1/16” into the wood. The small brads make such small holes that if you don’t have to hit them with a nail set the hole is a little larger than a pinhole. Hardly mars the wood.

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#12 posted 05-31-2009 08:39 PM

go to lowes !
they got a bottle hose rig for this .
look on the end of isles .
you can fill it up from your shop compresor .
looks good for fixit / trim progects .
don’t know price / air capacity ,
but it sure has to beat luging around all that stuff ,
and its quiet !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-31-2009 09:18 PM

A portable air tank for filling tires works for quite a while when using these pin nailers. They use very little air. I use mine when I need to pin nail trim in the house and it lasts for a long time before going to the shop to refill it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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