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Old 12-12-2009, 11:18 PM   #41
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Why? I need another FRH and was going to buy another NR83 and then I saw a Max for almost double.

Tell me why the Max is that much better because my Hitachi has been extremely reliable and tough. I can't imagine anything being better but maybe I'm missing something.

I have used the Max framer a little, and my Max super roofer alot.

I have had a Bosch Framer and Roofer for almost 10 years, neither has skipped a beat.

But there is something about the Max. They are some nice guns.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:22 PM   #42
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Once you use a Max you will never use any other gun.
Are you talking about the high pressure system? Or regular framers? I have heard really good things about Max tools. I talked with one framer who had the HP system and he absolutely loved it except for the price. You have to buy the comp, the hose, and the gun just to run the gun. Little tiny compressor though. Beats a wheelbarrow.

My preferred gun has obviously been the NR83A, but they changed it slightly years back, I think it's called NR83A2 now. They hid my trigger clutch mechanism, I hate that!
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I have both a hitiachi and a max. I do not have a preference one over the other. I have always shot the hitachi and so the max has a different feel to it. The Max is definately lighter. I also like the Max because it can get into smaller places. The hitachi seems quicker and sets the nails a little better. I have one guy that loves the max and another that will only shoot the hitachi don't have to worry about them fighting over the guns. If I buy another I wil buy a hitachi because that is what my nail supplier services. They and fix the max but do not stock parts. I think the gun to get is the gun that can be best serviced so you are not waiting a week if you have a bad oring or something.
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My 22 year old Senco 325 (best gun ever made) has not been serviced or repaired yet.

Not an everyday tool but works flawlessly everytime its called into action.
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I think the gun to get is the gun that can be best serviced so you are not waiting a week if you have a bad oring or something.
Well said!

I have a hitachi, don't use it all that much but I've run a few boxes through it without any problems.
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Senco SCN65 or PalletPro90 for full round head nails. If need to use at building, best choose - FramePro751XP
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I learned on some old school Hitachi and Bostich guns but when it came time to buy my own guns I bought the Max FRH, not the high pressure system version though. They just feel lighter, more ergonomic and all around seem to just shoot better. I now have 3 FRHs, I coil framer and the super roofer. My father has the finish gun and loves it. The Hitachi and Bostich guns were always great and I know some guys just won't switch, but if you ever get a chance to frame with a Max give it a try. Also I've had most of my guns going on three years, not a single one has ever broke down except for the occasional broke male air fitting from a nose dive from up high.
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Paslode Powerframer, just out. Light, powerful, compact, dependable.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...6466085951139#
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Dewalt. nice and light, shoots every time and takes a beating. never tried the max but have had bad luck with their sheathing staplers.
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Bostitch F33PT. It has great power. Shoots good through LVL's. It also has a tip you can swap out and use it as a positive placement nailer. Most guys by me are using the Paslode but I think the Bostitch has a lot more power. It is a little heavier though. Definitely depends if you are framing everyday or doing a variety of things.
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You can't go wrong with a Paslode, i highly recommend the Powermaster, but I viewed that video clip of Paslode's new gun and It looks like a winner too.
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eventhough this tread has been dead for a while figured id put in my 2 bits .
DO NO BUY A RIGID < they have a great rafter hook and realy comfy to hold but they suck. 1 nailer lasts me four months and yes im on my third and last . i love hitachi weight but the new paslode thats out says garrented to sink lvl every time looks good to me.
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I am looking for one for remodels that shoots 3 1/2" full round head nails. Not sure which is the best though. I have only used Senco brand in the past. I know these are good but just want to know others opinions. I have heard good things about other brands models but would like to know more about them and what people thought of them.

I haven't even read the thread yet,
but lemme guess in order popularity:

1. Hitachi
2. Max
3. Bostitch

But I'd have to say that Max is tops (last I heard).
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Wow this thread comes back from the dead often.





NR83A for life.
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NR83A for life.
I knew that one was coming. The Legend: NR83A

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Question: Hitachi NR90AE
I almost picked one of these up. Has anybody been using them?

It looks like it has just about every modern feature and is a (IMO) respectable
weight at 7.5lbs and at $199. for a Hitachi nailer, it's like a no-brainer for me
who'd start out using it for repair work and production sheathing work.


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I'd pick up one of these older ones without all the safety gizmos all over it http://www.ebay.com/itm/HITACHI-NR-8...item45feddfa07 anything on this gun is easily replaced and they last forever I have one that is 22 years old and with a little care they go and go
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Dam here's a made in Japan unit with a flush nailer on it
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HITACHI-NR83...item3cbee35d1c
I'd jump on this one but they don't ship to Hawaii
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