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16 gauge finish nailer

by quartrsawn
posted 02-16-2017 01:19 PM


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 01:31 PM

I’ve had good luck with my Ridgid but honestly I use my 15ga and 18ga the most. I think it would be tough to go wrong with any from the major manufacturers. I would check reviews everywhere I could find them to make sure none have problems that have been universally identified by many. I chose the Ridgid because of the lifetime service agreement though I’m not sure if they still have that or not.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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dhazelton

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 01:36 PM

I have Porter Cable and Bostich and Ridgid guns and they are all good. I looked into a rebuild kit thinking it must be cheap but $65 for a piston and some some o-rings and gaskets? Really Porter Cable?

https://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-OVERHAUL-FN250B-60086/dp/B000RHH2V6

If you like the PC you can get a reconditioned one at CPO. Stuff I’ve ordered from there looks like it’s brand new.

http://www.cpoworkshop.com/factory-reconditioned-porter-cable-fn250cr-16-gauge-2-1-2-in--straight-finish-nailer-kit/pcbrfn250cr,default,pd.html?ref=pla&zmam=31282435&zmas=47&zmac=732&zmap=pcbrfn250cr&gclid=CKen2MDflNICFY5ZhgodzwcH4A

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 01:43 PM

I like my Paslode finish nailer, not for everyone but something to consider.

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RogR

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 02:24 PM



If you like the PC you can get a reconditioned one at CPO. Stuff I ve ordered from there looks like it s brand new.

http://www.cpoworkshop.com/factory-reconditioned-porter-cable-fn250cr-16-gauge-2-1-2-in--straight-finish-nailer-kit/pcbrfn250cr,default,pd.html?ref=pla&zmam=31282435&zmas=47&zmac=732&zmap=pcbrfn250cr&gclid=CKen2MDflNICFY5ZhgodzwcH4A

- dhazelton


+1
Having tried this about every which way – this is a solid deal. Air nailer technology is just not that complicated – as evidenced by the HF offerings (which I might add are contenders), mostly the consumer is paying for marketing and bold new graphics.

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clin

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 04:19 PM

I like my Bostich.

-- Clin

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corelz125

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 12:43 AM

I hate my craftsman

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RogR

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 01:20 AM



I like my Bostich.

- clin


I recently bought a Bostitch framing nailer – mostly because it carries a 7-year warranty, and it does appear to be quite well constructed.

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9x9

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#8 posted 02-17-2017 02:36 AM

Know you’re asking about 16 ga but might want to check on Bosch reconditioned nailers.

Bosch has the reconditioned 15 ga angled 250 for $109. Bosch quit making there air nailers because they wasn’t selling & now they are selling them as reconditioned but are new——- at lease that’s what I’m hearing. CPO Bosch—— check out recondition tools——this was selling for $259 new.

-- Youngsville, LA

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 02-17-2017 03:06 AM

Numax nailers that Home Depot sells are a great value. Less than half he price of PC but my pin and brad nailer have never failed me.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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pintodeluxe

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#10 posted 02-17-2017 03:17 AM

My most used nailer is a P.C. 18 gauge. Great gun and appropriate for most any trim or shop application. I hang doors with a 16 gauge nailer, but that’s about it. I don’t use a 15 gauge anymore, as the lighter guns have plenty of holding power.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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mike02130

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#11 posted 02-17-2017 01:08 PM

Iffin you want a good one, I’d recommend a lightly used senco made in USA. The newer ones are made in China.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#12 posted 02-17-2017 01:43 PM

I would highly recommend this one. It’s 18 Gauge and it works great.
I don’t even use my Air Nailer anymore.

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000

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#13 posted 02-17-2017 01:48 PM



Iffin you want a good one, I d recommend a lightly used senco made in USA. The newer ones are made in China.

- mike02130

My Senco’s (15 gauge) are work horses, Had them for years, years.
I now mostly use the Porter Cable 18 gauge for a majority of what I do,
but the Senco’s are a great bigger gun.

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quartrsawn

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#14 posted 03-10-2017 02:20 PM

Thanks for all the input. I’m still looking and leaning toward cordless. I switched to Makita 18 volt in 2015 and my arsenal is all Makita now.They don’t make a 16 gauge cordless so I’m back at square one. I might just replace it with a reconditioned one for now.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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mike02130

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#15 posted 03-10-2017 02:47 PM

If you want a better nailer, I recommend buying a lightly used Senco that was made in the USA. Professional grade.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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JRsgarage

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#16 posted 03-10-2017 03:54 PM

i’ve been using my freeman 18g with good success…no problems with couple years use

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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William Shelley

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#17 posted 03-10-2017 05:28 PM

When buying air nailers, almost all the specs are pretty much the same between brands except for weight. I buy whichever model weighs the least, because an extra half a pound even, when using a nailer for hours on end can result in a lot more arm fatigue.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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eflanders

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#18 posted 03-10-2017 11:34 PM

When my 16 ga. PC died recently I replaced it with a Bostich. I’ve had the best luck (durability, jams, ease of use) with their air nailers no matter what gauge. I also own a Bosch 16 ga. unit. It’s light and has held up, but it’s a pain to load nails into which is my only complaint with it so far. It cost about 1/2 the Bostich did when on sale.

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DalyArcher

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#19 posted 03-11-2017 12:16 AM

I agree with the comments to go with a 15ga. I love my Bosch 15 ga angled nailer, quite sad to see they quit making them as I was going to add an 18 ga when my dewalt nailer packs it in.

Im not too brand loyal when it comes to nailers, my one requirement though is that is have empty lockout. nothing worse than happily nailing away and realizing you were out of nails 5 shots ago.

Happy with my bostich stapler, and would look to them for my next nailer purchase happily.

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Woodknack

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#20 posted 03-11-2017 03:52 AM

I went Bostitch but in retrospect I wish I had gone battery but they were just becoming popular when I bought my set up.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Andybb

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#21 posted 03-11-2017 05:55 AM

Does Accset still exist? I have had one for over 20 yrs and it has seen constant use. I never knew until the last couple of years when I added to my collection that nail guns can jam. It has never ever failed to fire when I pulled the trigger.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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cherk3

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#22 posted 03-11-2017 05:03 PM

Hi, I have a Porter Cable 15ga and a Dewalt 18ga. Both have worked extremely well. The only problem I had was when I tried to use some nails that got a bit wet, then dried. The plastic strip that holds the nails became brittle and got sucked up inside and it started to jam. I opened it up and cleaned out the debris. Good as new. I just wish I could get Stainless nails for the 15ga at a better price.

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John

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#23 posted 03-11-2017 05:18 PM

I have a ridgid. Works just fine

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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