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Posted on Brad and pin nailer, battery or air?

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#1 posted 10-08-2019 09:26 PM

I just went around and around on this subject. I’m installing a lot of trim on job sites and really need to have my pin nailer available. I looked around at cordless options, but none looked all that great. The cost is high too. I already have my Hitachi that works flawlessly.

Then, what about the times when I’d need a brad nailer? Now we’re talking two cordless nailers that I already own pneumatic versions of.

Ultimately, I found the California Air Tools CAT-1P1060S compressor for $130 on Amazon with Prime shipping. It’s a small, lightweight (29 lbs) hot dog model that is spec’d at 56 dB. That means I can take it into anyone’s home and not scare them off with a screaming pancake model. That, and a lightweight 25 foot air hose and I’m set for using any of my nailers.

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