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Old 12-11-2018, 12:31 PM   #41
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I have an older Ridgid framing gun that had some BS you had to adjust on the magazine for smaller diameter and larger diameter nails. This was never mentioned anywhere (features card on the display model, perhaps?) aside from deep within the manual. Only discovered this after it would sparatically fire the last nail of one strip and the first of the next causing a really fun jam to try and clear. After discovering the "adjustment" I tried setting it for the nails I was using.. at which point the strips would hang up in the magazine. I can't bring myself to throw it in the trash, but I also wont pawn it off on someone.



Those Hitachi NR90's seem to work well, the ones I've seen/used at least. Hitachi re-released the NR83 (A5 I think?) after people on the internet review and comment sections hated on Hitachi's newer guns. The reviews on them are pretty mixed, people who have or had the original NR83 say the new one is junk, while others say its great.
I've had a handful of the NR83s and they've been great until they added the adjustable depth and moved manufacturing to Taiwan. It's why I just went to Max to try those out.

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I've had a handful of the NR83s and they've been great until they added the adjustable depth and moved manufacturing to Taiwan. It's why I just went to Max to try those out.

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I bought the max based on amazon and tool site reviews mainly, and handling one at a local builder supply.. It just felt good. Now that you mention it i remember hearing similar experiences with the guns with adjustable depth stops. I know up until recently they were still making the non adjustable version. Whether or not they were any better than the adj. version i don't know,
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Learning as I go. I'm a young carpenter who is wanting a 15ga and a framing nailer.

After reading through this, Max and Hitachi are what everyone seems to like.

For me, I can't justify the cost of Max guns.

I used a Ridgid framing nailer and liked it a lot. Used a HF framing nailer and didn't like how freaking heavy it was. Only ever heard and read of good things about Hitachi framing nailers.

Do any of y'all have a lot of experience with Ridgid nailers?



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get the ridged ,it is fine .you used it and liked it .i have heard good things about them.if it makes you money down the road get a different framer with different features .https://bigskytool.com/air-tools-com...s/nailers.html . if you want hitachi this place has them cheap .i have gotten a few tools here and have done well .
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get the ridged ,it is fine .you used it and liked it .i have heard good things about them.if it makes you money down the road get a different framer with different features .https://bigskytool.com/air-tools-com...s/nailers.html . if you want hitachi this place has them cheap .i have gotten a few tools here and have done well .
+1 for BigSkyTools, I've bought from them and they handle things well.

And the Ridgid is fine, to be honest most any framing gun from a reputable company will likely serve you well. If you're just starting out I would suggest buying more tools at lesser costs, figure out what you like and/or dislike and upgrade tools as need arises. I'd recommend upgrading the tools you find yourself using most often with the best you can afford, they make you money and something that makes you 10% faster or more efficient will quickly pay for themselves. I can't speak for everyone (I'm sure it applies to 97% of people in the T&E forum, however) but you get to a point where you just want the 'perfect' tool in every category. This typically involves buying several of the same kind of tool for "research purposes."

For a 15 gauge nailer, the Hitachi is a great gun. Had one, someone apparently thought it was so great I shouldn't have it and stole it https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-NT65M...V8TP2GA8JCRM12

I also have the Makita which is really nice and is incredibly light weight https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-P...F635/300350406

..also have the Porter Cable which is 15 years old and has worked flawlessly https://www.homedepot.com/p/Porter-C...-100059106-_-N

Bostitch makes some that I hear are good, but have never used them.

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