Tool: RIDGID 3-1/2 in. Round Head Framing Nailer Model # R350RHD
Facing the daunting task of single-handedly siding my vacation home I knew if I didn’t break down and purchase a few “expensive” tools I’d likely never get the job done. With a tiny budget to afford my travel expenses and all the necessary building materials how could I afford a compound miter saw, air compressor and siding nailer without breaking the bank?
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Tool: Bostitch N70 Framing Nailer
Could this be the only tool in my shop that isn’t working? Anything I say about this gun would be speculation because this unit has never fired a nail. Despite the picture showing a half clip of nails locked and loaded, this Bostitch N70 Framing Nailer never worked. Happy Friday the 13th.
I can’t justifiably rate this tool.
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Tool: Senco FinishPro 41XP Finish Nailer
Uhm, I’ve been putting this review off. Why? Because this pneumatic nail gun is a Senco and it’s so lightweight and very good looking but there’s something about it’s action and shape I can’t get used to. As the primary means of fastening my work, the finish nailer is my most important pneumatic.
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Tool: Porter-Cable FR350A Round Head 2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer
Date of Service: November 2005
A cheap tool in a pinch. That’s what I considered my Porter-Cable FR350A when I bought it in 2005. Since then it has proven to be a solid performer despite it’s awkwardly large frame.
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Tool: Stanley Bostitch N64C – Industrial Coil Siding/Fencing Nailer
Date of Service: August 2003
The Bostitch N64C is a pneumatic coil nailer specifically for designed for fencing and siding nails. 15-Degree Wire Collated Hot Dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Coil Nails are grippy little bastards that aren’t likely to bend when misfired. The N64C is one of my better pneumatic nailers and my favorite siding nailer of the bunch.
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Tool: Paslode 3250-F16 Finish Nailer
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15 years on a few drops of oil, my Paslode 3250-F16 has shot more finish nails than most people will ever get the opportunity to. How many houses in 10 years as a trim carpenter? How many thousands of feet of trim? How many hundreds of thousands of nails? This Paslode has really been a great tool.
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Tool: Airy 18 Gauge Brad Nailer/Stapler
Date of Service: 1995
One day I needed a brad nailer and bought an Airy because it was least expensive and I’d heard it would be ‘good enough’. I’m pretty sure the sticker on this one says AMT-6232S though a Google search reveals the same nailer with different numbers like ATA 0232S. I can shoot 18 gauge brads or staples and do often enough with this versatile Airy pneumatic nailer.
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Tool: Paslode Cordless 16 gauge Angled Finish Nailer
I have to be very careful not to swear while writing about my Paslode Cordless Finish Nailer. I have a serious love-hate relationship with this tool. For certain applications the Paslode Cordless Nailer is indispensable but that’s highly conditional upon it actually working. It’s truly unfortunate, my Paslode Cordless 16-gauge nailer is the most unreliable and unpredictable tool I have ever owned.
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Tool: Porter-Cable PIN100 23 gauge pin nailer
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The Porter-Cable PIN100 is one of my favorite pneumatic tools. It’s a very handy nailer and saves a lot of time assembling. I use it for that third hand I always wish I had.
Cabinetmakers take notice, It doesn’t matter if you can’t afford the Grex P635 Pinner, you should have a 23 gauge nailer in your shop.
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