Pneumatic Framing Nailers


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Old 11-03-08, 07:06 AM
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Pneumatic Framing Nailers

I am about to buy a framing nailer. Re 21 degree, 28 degree, 34 degree options: Are those choices merely a function of the angle you want to work at for ease or comfort or are there other reasons that factor into the choice of degree? In other words, what is the difference as far as actual use?
 
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Old 11-03-08, 02:48 PM
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The degree of angle is a manufacturer's way of keeping you from using an off brand of nails in their gun. Any of those angles are comfortable. I use a Senco 602 with 21 degrees, and a couple of Bostitch at 28 degrees, and don't have issues with either.
 
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Old 11-05-08, 07:38 AM
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Chandler, is your 602 Senco a plastic collated rh stick framer? What brand nails do you use in that and where do you get them? Thanks.
 
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Old 11-06-08, 04:40 AM
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Mark, sorry, I answered you in a pm instead of the forums where all can see. The nails I use are basically generic, but come in a white box with either a yellow or green band on top (green=galvanized and yellow= framing). I get them at the orange big box and at a local lumber yard, waaaay cheaper than the name brand nails. I can get 5000 galvanized for about $80, whereas 2000 of the name brand nails cost that much.
I do use the Senco exclusively for PT or other outdoor nailing and the Bostitch(s) for covered up framing.
 
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I buy mine on line. The last ones I bought were from Amazon. I think they are Grip-Rite.
 
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Old 11-06-08, 06:44 AM
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Thank you. I have a Bostitch N79 and I do like the Bostitch nails, but they are getting hard to find and even harder to pay for.
 
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Only Hitachi!

For some reason it seems like every other Framing gun I've tried is cursed except for the hitachi framer. Its the only one that i'll touch personally because of some bad experiences with other guns especially porter cable's. I would also recommend spending the extra dough for the adjustable depth. Its work the money!
 
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All my nail guns are Porter-Cable and I've had no trouble. Have to admit, though, mine don't get every-day use.
 
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Originally Posted by PJBuilder
For some reason it seems like every other Framing gun I've tried is cursed except for the hitachi framer. Its the only one that i'll touch personally because of some bad experiences with other guns especially porter cable's. I would also recommend spending the extra dough for the adjustable depth. Its work the money!
PJ - KInda' bad form to make comments like that without giving up the specifics. It will probably make PC owners wonder what problems? My nailer is Bostich, but I haven't heard a lot of bad stuff about PC nailers.
 
 

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