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Old 04-21-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Looking into getting a headless pinner. My two top choices are the grex and the bostich. I would buy the grex just because of the good reviews. But at the current time i have all bostich trim guns. So im looking for some advice. Is the grex worth the extra $ or will the bostich do fine. This will be used on a limited basis as of now, but may find more uses when i have my own.

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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I've been using the Senco for at least the past three years and not had one problem with it yet. Just used it today in fact.

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That is not really a comparison, get a Grex.
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Just been discussing this on another thread. The Bostitch are excellent value for money and the 7 year warranty makes them hard to beat.
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It came from and industrial background, they make many different staplers and such for manufacturing.
The Grex is just feels nicer, no need to do some sort of adjustment with different length pins, I like the belt hook, rear muffled exhaust, the color,
it has never left a nail proud.

I have heard a lot of people have had to grind the tip off the bostitch to get the pins to set.
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It came from and industrial background, they make many different staplers and such for manufacturing.
The Grex is just feels nicer, no need to do some sort of adjustment with different length pins, I like the belt hook, rear muffled exhaust, the color,
it has never left a nail proud.

I have heard a lot of people have had to grind the tip off the bostitch to get the pins to set.

I aint found that yet even when nailing teak today but i do only use a max of 1" nails in my bostitch pin nailer. I also only run the gun at 85psi.
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Then you must have got one made on wednesday.
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i own the ridgid, its almost identical to the last model made by porter cable, only difference is that it will shoot up to 1 - 3/8 and has a hook on it. the pc only shoots up to 1"

the cadex is beautiful but really pricey, shoots both headed and headless pins plus will shoot a 2" and sink it
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I had to laugh

Look who started the quoted thread and check out the color he's so happy about.
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i own the ridgid, its almost identical to the last model made by porter cable, only difference is that it will shoot up to 1 - 3/8 and has a hook on it. the pc only shoots up to 1"

the cadex is beautiful but really pricey, shoots both headed and headless pins plus will shoot a 2" and sink it
Just curious, what would a 2 inch pin application be? Seems like a weird size for such a small fastener.
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Grex, Max, or Cadex. All basically the same, and I heard even made in the same factory with slight differing specs.


I got the Cadex because that's what my local shop carries. Otherwise, I would have bought the Max and then only because it is supposed to have anti-dryfire.

I'm used to checking the window to see if I'm empty now, but when I was first using it I would dry fire a bit before I even realized because I couldn't tell.

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Looks like the grex will be the one. I can pick it up locally. Never seen the others mentioned in any of the stores i frequent. I like to be able to handle them to get a feel for what im buying.
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Cadex

just make sure you don't get the one that only shoots headless. i got the middle one that shoots both. pricy, i think it was 275.
no problems with it. most i'd shoot is 1 9/16".
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No problems with Grex
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I bought the Cadex just because of the blower feature. That feature grew on me over the years with my Hitachi guns.

Also, it was easier to get locally.
With the Cadex and the Grex being essentially the same gun I do not see why you wouldn't drop the extra couple of bucks and have the blower feature along with the ability to shoot slight headed brads (never used em myself so I just answered that portion of my question)?

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good question, ive never really needed to shoot a 2" 23 gauge, we had some kicking around so i tried it a few times and they sunk. primarily i use 3/4 and 1" pins mostly for cross nailing baseboard mitres and returns, same goes for crown, and window trim returns.

the odd time ill use it for creating 1" stock for plinth blocks if i its too much hassle to run and get 2 im short on a hose or something
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I bought this one recently


Works good except the rubber tip fell off and got lost after about the forth time using it.

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