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Old 11-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #21
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My vote is for Hitachi also. I actually have one sitting around if your interested in buying a used one. It does have one of those crappy rafter hooks but it works. Let me know if your interested. Edit: WHOA! Didn't see that you are in Canada. Shipping would be more than the gun. Definitely not worth getting it from me.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:11 PM   #22
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I may get bashed for this but I have a ton of guns in several trailers and I'm only partial to one model. All of my guns have been picked up from pawn shops or auctions for less than $50 each. We have paslodes ,bostitch, max, hitatchi, milwaukee, senco and a few others thrown in. I would never buy a new gun or an expensive gun. I've rebuilt quite a few of them over the years.

My hands down favorite is an older bostitch coil framer. It's big and heavy but not near as long as a stick gun. I don't have to reload very often either. I think we have 10 or 12 of them and everyone runs them when we're doing sheathing. 2 3/8 ring shanks and let me rip.
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I may get bashed for this but I have a ton of guns in several trailers and I'm only partial to one model. All of my guns have been picked up from pawn shops or auctions for less than $50 each. We have paslodes ,bostitch, max, hitatchi, milwaukee, senco and a few others thrown in. I would never buy a new gun or an expensive gun. I've rebuilt quite a few of them over the years. My hands down favorite is an older bostitch coil framer. It's big and heavy but not near as long as a stick gun. I don't have to reload very often either. I think we have 10 or 12 of them and everyone runs them when we're doing sheathing. 2 3/8 ring shanks and let me rip.
I have one of those coil guns, it won't sink a 12 penny. Never could right out of the box.
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I had a bostitch coil gun it was a good gun
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I had a bostitch coil gun it was a good gun
Did it sink the nails?
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Paslode pf350s ' have been great for me. No experience with the hitachi but my paslodes have had zero problems other than having to put new orings in. I have no reasons to consider any other brand spiker.
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I'll take it, as long as shipping won't kill me.
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Yes it would drive nails all the way in
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I like my hitachi stick gun, but I would steer clear of a plastic collated nail from here on out. Those little pieces get everywhere and into everything.
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No one else would recommend a Max?
I've got the 28 clipped head and have had zero issues so far.
BUT...I don't production frame and can't speak for it's heavy duty use.
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No one else would recommend a Max?
I've got the 28 clipped head and have had zero issues so far.
BUT...I don't production frame and can't speak for it's heavy duty use.
My favourite gun is the Max full round stick nailer, it's light and tough.
But I don't production frame either.
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My favorite gun is my new bostitch f33pt (I like it way more than my paslode f350s). The thing about the bostitch is that it comes with a positive placement tip for metal connector nailing. I have a mcn150 strapshot nailer that I normally use, but its really nice to have a second gun that'll fire connector nails (plus the f33pt will fire 2.5" connector nails). Overall, I can't really say anything bad about my paslode so I'd say that is a fine gun as well.

The bostitch also comes in a low profile version (lpf33pt) that is closer to the size of my paslode (my bostitch isn't the low profile version and it's noticeable taller than the paslode); however, I believe that you do lose some driving power with the low profile version (double check that one, I could be wrong).

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/371069778428?nav=SEARCH

That is the gun I'd make sure to snag out of my bosses trailer. Light, holds plenty of ammo, and I like the bump/single fire switch.

I have seen a few paslodes that looked like they had been through a bomb blast but still worked just fine. If I had to buy a new one right now, I'd buy a paslode if for no other reason, reliability.

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That is the gun I'd make sure to snag out of my bosses trailer. Light, holds plenty of ammo, and I like the bump/single fire switch.
The Nr90AE is a good gun but lacks power IMO. Always leaves nails proud when fastening lvl's......not a bad starter gun or for light duty.
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I have a Makita AN923, works great. Got it on Amazon Black Friday for cheap
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No one else would recommend a Max?
I've got the 28 clipped head and have had zero issues so far.
BUT...I don't production frame and can't speak for it's heavy duty use.
I do production framing and bought two Max Framers about 3 years ago for $179 each. They work great right out of the box. We had a lot of issues with them after a few months though. The place that fixes my guns says that the newer ones do not hold up like the older ones did. We rarely use ours anymore.

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