This little mirco pinner is Great. I have owned a total of 4 pinners from HF. Two of the blue ones and now two of the silver and red ones.
The Blue ones held up to about 20,000 pins and 2-3 years of service. They cost me $25 each.
When one finally gave out and I went to replace it, I found they updated to these new silver and red guns that looks VERY similar to a Senco Pinner.
These new pinners seem a bit lighter, leave a slightly smaller hole and just feel better machined....and best of all, they still only cost $20-$30.
I HIGHLY reccomend these guns.
They are one of the few Items I own that aren't a top name brand and love every minute I use them.
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My review can be seen under the "Descrption" section as I filled out the form for adding an Item all wrong....but its a GREAT tool.
I bought this gun on 5/6/11, on sale and had a 20% off coupon. Final price...$20 bucks.
I had a chance to use it on 5/7 to install returns on Radiata Pine FJ chair rail and it worked flawlessly.
The only down side is pin length. Sure would be nice to be able to shoot a longer pin, but in most cases, 1" is more than adequate.
Dollar for dollar, I can't imagine finding a better deal.
They also offer an extended in store replacement warranty for up to 2 years, that is very reasonable.
I found it for under $20 online, and couldn't resist. I have found it to be a reliable gun. No misfires yet, after about 500 pins.
It was a great value while it lasted, however 2 months of use does not cut it. Yes it was only $25 but my other micro pinners which cost 5 times as much have lasted 20 times longer at this point.
I dont remember what i actually paid for this but with coupon and it was on sale it was about $15 dollars.
For $15 dollars this tool should get 5 stars but i had a small problem in the beginning. The gun would shoot a pin every other shot and sometimes wouldn't advance the next pin. took it apart and realigned the nail feed with the head so the pins went smoothly. Been working great ever since.
This gun has worked as well as many higher end models I've used at a fraction of the cost. It does have the occasional misfire, but nothing more than any other gun I've used.
Best 20 bucks I've spent in a while. I've had it for 10 months and use it pretty regularly with no issues. It say it has a 7/8" capacity but i use 1" pins with no problem. For $20 how wrong can you go?
I've owned this for about 8 months now, but only have used it on 2 projects. No misfires. 600-700 pins. Don't like the no safety mechanism but common sense can prevent shooting yourself.