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Old 05-30-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions of this flooring nailer: http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-...ler-61689.html

We've got a porter cable compressor with a 135 psi max. The central pneumatic nailer calls for 90 psi. Would there be a problem running it on this compressor?

These are the specs for the nailer:

Specifications
Maximum Air Pressure
90 PSI
Air Consumption
0.9 CFM @ 90 PSI
Air Inlet
1/4′′ - 18 NPT
Fastener Types
Cleat Nails: 16 Gauge,1-1/2′′ to 2′′ Long
Crown Staples: 15-1/2 Gauge,
1′′ to 2′′ Long, 1/2′′ Crown
Magazine Capacity
100 Cleat Nails or 80 Crowns

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Old 05-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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Pressure isn't really the issue with nail guns, it's more about volume. Smaller compressors will cycle more. So pay attention to your duty cycle and if you find yourself having to wait for the compressor to catch up then it's time to buy a bigger compressor. 135 PSI will power any nail gun you are likely to need.

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I have this nailer. I have used it for two large hardwood jobs and it did pretty good. I had a few issues with the harbor freight staples not setting but it was only on a job where I was setting hickory with lots of knots.

I used it on another job with no issues at all. It also shoots cleat nails which took care of most of the issues I had shooting through hard material. I'm sure a fancier name brand gun would have worked better but for the price it did just fine. I don't do a ton of hardwood jobs so I didn't want to drop the $ on a nice one yet.
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Pressure isn't really the issue with nail guns, it's more about volume. Smaller compressors will cycle more. So pay attention to your duty cycle and if you find yourself having to wait for the compressor to catch up then it's time to buy a bigger compressor. 135 PSI will power any nail gun you are likely to need.
^This right here.

Btw, I wouldn't allow a contractor using hf tools in my house
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I've laid thousands and thousands of feet with your exact set up.
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Oil your gun liberally and don't nail knots.
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Thanks to everyone for your responses.
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I used a Norge from Lumber Liquidators about a year ago. Probably made in the same factory as the HF one. I found that 90 psi was a bit much for shooting cleats. Dialed it to around 50-60 using a Hitachi oil comp. The Norge is the same price as the HF.
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The one Lowe's sells is a good gun for the money in my opinion
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I don't know what the differences are, but I have a freeman, and it came with a nice hard case as well. But a flooring nailer is a flooring nailer, as long as it doesn't jam on you, there's really no point in spending more. If it jams on you every 5 min, it will kill your mojo.

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