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Old 11-21-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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A month or so ago, I went to Alberta to do some siding on a garage my wife's uncle just built. He tells me he'll give me $1000 to come and do it, it's all ready, just have to hang the siding. I figure ok, it's only a 1 1/2 or 2 day job and the wife loves going to see her aunt and uncle and g'parents, I don't mind either. I can get one of the 4-a-year visits taken care of and make some cash at the same time.

Well I show up there in my rented buick, (my truck, at 525,000 km. just isn't allowed to go that far anymore) and there is no soffit on the garage, which isn't the end of the world but I much prefer to do soffit first, a level on each end and a chalk line make for mucho straighter line to put the top siding trim up against. Also, there is no brickmold on either the garage door or the man door. I tell him the garage is not quite as 'ready' as he told me it was and he asks if I could do the soffit, fascia and brickmold too. I said "ok, but I'm going to have to extend my rental on the car a day(losing my $99/weekend deal)". After a minute, he asks me if I would accept a framing nailer that he had gotten to build the garage with as partial payment. The first picture in my head was of some $149.99 nailer that he got at a box store somewhere but I agreed anyway, he is family after all.

So as I'm finishing up the job, gathering my tools into the trunk of the buick, he walks over and hands me this




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Old 11-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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...(it is) to the one I just picked up in a pawn shop on 118th Ave (Edmonton) for $175 (ca.). Brand spanking new nonetheless...didn't even have the air coupler installed...I'll probably re-sell the Hitachi, I'm partial to my Bostich Magnesium.

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...(it is) to the one I just picked up in a pawn shop on 118th Ave (Edmonton) for $175 (ca.). Brand spanking new nonetheless...didn't even have the air coupler installed...I'll probably re-sell the Hitachi, I'm partial to my Bostich Magnesium.

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Old 11-22-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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since when did Fischer Price start making nail guns
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I have went through 2 of them in 2 years.. They keep breaking the driver. And its a $130 part. I have one in the garage that is broke.
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Sorry, didn't see your message until now...

...sold it to one of my brother's framing buddies on Monday for $275...

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I will forgive you since it is turkey day!

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