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Posted on Brad nailer, Rebuild or Replace

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 06:33 PM

I think you are right to get the rebuild kit. Yep, $50 or $60 spent, but you know the history of the nailer and with any luck you will have a close-to-new nailer after the rebuild kit. Now, I’m not familiar with rebuilding nailers and just tossed a PC I’ve had since 2000, but IF YOU KNOW the rebuild kit will fix the problem, then do it. It’s obviously the best solution. I would suggest it’s even better than replacing the one bad part. If you buy a used one on CL you may be getting the same rebuild kit in six months anyway.

I just spent $100.00 for a couple of parts for my Hitachi 3.25hp router. Frankly, I could almost replace it for that kind of money, however, I know the history of the tool and I am very comfortable with it. I hope to have the router for another five or 10 years. Then, it’ll be time to move on.

Do what you can to save the nailer you have.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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