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I've seen two different nailers on this old house recently. One seemed like it was spring loaded where it took a few seconds to Shoot when you pulled the trigger. The other was batter operated and had a built in compressor that recharged after each nail shot.

I know this slows down production but I don't really want to buy a nailer, compressor, hoses etc... I'd prefer to buy the nailer and sell it on ebay when I am done :)

Rich, maybe you can do a review of cordless nailers on your website ;)
 

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Is this just for your personal use? All the manufacturers sell a combo kit with a small compressor, hose and a nail gun together, really cheap and perfect for handyman use but not for production. They are oil-less, great for just a single man use.
 

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Yep, the Porter Cable kit is the one I have. The thing works so damn well that I haven't gotten around to purchasing a "real" compressor. It comes with a Porter Cable 2 HP, 6 gallon pancake oil free air compressor. For some reason all my guns are Porter Cable too, even when I set out to purchase a different brand I end up coming home with another Porter Cable for some reason. I was totally set on a Hitachi framer and when all was said and done I ended up with another Porter Cable gun!

I have ended up using that stupid little compressor for way too many things, I blow dust with it, I've blown out sprinklers , I have even run an impact wrench on it. As long as you don't mind it cycling after about every 10-30 nails it might be right for you.
 

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Go to the pawn shop Grump, you could pick the set up, use it, then take it back and get almost what you paid for it.

New tools are nice, but a good used one can do the trick. Plus you can buy more tools, drink more beer and keep your child support paid that way.

Bob
 

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Any luck with a cordless nailer for production work?
No. Well I do not know your definition of production, but they have never fit the bill for me. I first saw the Paslode cordless framing nailers in the mid/early 80's-ish. If I recall they were black. Rep left two on the job for us to "put it through it's paces". Well after waiting for the t POS to cycle we gave up on it fairly quickly. Now, for pick up work they do have their place. I wouldn't call the new ones production guns but a one man operation can save considerable time by noy having to fool with a compressor & hoses. There's a framer or two on this board that have 1 or 2 of them.:notworthy:notworthy
 

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