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Old 05-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #81
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..What the hell, its already going again...I have had my Paslode PowerFramer PF350S since 2010. I love it...I used to use the PowerMasters, but the PowerFramer is better IMO.

Its not a popular gun b/c you can't buy it at Home Depot but everyone who has used mine want to get one.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #82
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Ghost I don't want your gun. I had one it blew up, it is a expensive baby rattle now. Hitachi NR83AA3 will pump nails into lvl no problem. I have pumped nails into plenty of 14" lvl's with 8 nails on 12" oc
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Ghost I don't want your gun. I had one it blew up, it is a expensive baby rattle now. Hitachi NR83AA3 will pump nails into lvl no problem. I have pumped nails into plenty of 14" lvl's with 8 nails on 12" oc
Nothing even comes close to the AA3
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I've been using the Max 34 degree stick nailer for about a month and loving it. Compact, light, comfortable. No misfires after going through a big box of nails. Definitely recommended if you're ok with clipped head

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Seems like, by far most prefer the stick guns to the coils.
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Sorry I'm late to the thread revival party ... IMO, the best framing gun is still the NR 83A. It is all I have used for many years, and mine is still super reliable and powerful, with very few misfires. They can still be found if you look, about a month ago I picked up a brand new one at a garage sale for less than a couple hundred.

And yeah, stick guns are definitely better for framing. Coil guns are better for sheathing and stuff.

I'll check back when we revive this thread again in 2020, but the best framing gun will still be the Hitachi ...
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Sorry I'm late to the thread revival party ... IMO, the best framing gun is still the NR 83A. It is all I have used for many years, and mine is still super reliable and powerful, with very few misfires. They can still be found if you look, about a month ago I picked up a brand new one at a garage sale for less than a couple hundred.

And yeah, stick guns are definitely better for framing. Coil guns are better for sheathing and stuff.

I'll check back when we revive this thread again in 2020, but the best framing gun will still be the Hitachi ...
Can I ask why you would think stick nailers are better for framing over coils cause I disagree. I have no problem framing with either. They both have their advantages.
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^Lighter weight esp. when loaded with nails. I use a Hitachi Stick nailer for framing and a paslode coil for sheeting.
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My vote is for the hitachi or paslode. Eather or is an awesome gun.
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Can I ask why you would think stick nailers are better for framing over coils cause I disagree. I have no problem framing with either. They both have their advantages.
Weight is a big part of it, as was mentioned. To me they also feel better balanced in general when nailing at multiple angles. Sheathing or decking, on the other hand, where I'm holding the gun more or less in a constant position, coil nailers feels fine, and in this case, since I need to put a lot of nails in, the last thing I want to do is stop and reload once I get into a rhythm. Keep in mind though that I only do renovations, which may lend to my bias. I find the coil can get in the way sometimes when framing or doing things in under less than ideal conditions, where I may need to get into tight spaces, for example. Plus, I usually don't frame more than a couple of walls at time, and so a lighter gun is more advantageous than not having to reload (I also usually need to switch types of nails often -- but that is beside the point). I'm sure that if I were a framer working new construction I may have a different opinion of things.
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a paslode coil for sheeting.
That's what staples are for. (that ought to ignite some interest).
Framing on a deck/ground or using lifts, I like the coiler, anything else a stick.
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about a month ago I picked up a brand new one at a garage sale for less than a couple hundred.
Garage sale? You overpaid.
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I have been using a Hilti I bought over twenty five years ago & loved it. I don't do much whole house framing anymore but in the last few years it's been hard to find nails. I recently needed a lot of nails only to find out after searching the net only one company still has them but the price is outrageous. I think I'll pick up a RH nailer from Max in the next week or so. I would advise the round head nailers over the clip head because of building code changes in the future.
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canning, you of all people would think stick nailers are better.. not for any reason other than your guys dont whine all day about how much heavier the coil nailer is

stop hiring stick boys
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Re: What Is The Best Specific Model Framing Nailer?


Hitachi NR83AA3. Nothing comes close. That is all.
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I like Bostitch. With 28 degree wire nails, shoots both clipped and full round head nails.
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I'll be the contrarian. I just picked up a Senco SN952XP. We've only shot on some trim and framed a few small fill-ins, but it shoots nails. We'll see.

It is replacing a 30+ year old Healmstead (sp.) nailer I picked up at the Goodwill. Has to be better than that.
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Sorry I'm late to the thread revival party ... IMO, the best framing gun is still the NR 83A. It is all I have used for many years, and mine is still super reliable and powerful, with very few misfires. They can still be found if you look, about a month ago I picked up a brand new one at a garage sale for less than a couple hundred.

And yeah, stick guns are definitely better for framing. Coil guns are better for sheathing and stuff.

I'll check back when we revive this thread again in 2020, but the best framing gun will still be the Hitachi ...
I got tired of my Senco guns needing constant servicing(bad considering we aren't putting a grip load of nails through them.) went to my local supplier, was going to get the Hitachi 90 I believe it was. He damn near refused to let me order anything but old faithful you have pictured here. Says his 20+ year old one never gave him problems and only serviced it a few times. That was enough to convince me, then another contractor came in to pick up his 90 that had blew up in less than a years work. He told me it was garbage and to get the 83. Happy I did.
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Hitachi NR83AA3. Nothing comes close. That is all.
Thats the one that shoots paper tape nails right?? How well does it compair to the nr83??
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Thats the one that shoots paper tape nails right?? How well does it compair to the nr83??
Yes they shoot the paper tape nails. As far as I know, they are all the same gun except for the magazine.

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