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I am a contractor and use my tools daily so I put them through more than most. With that said I am looking for a brad nailer with dry fire lock out like most framing nailers have that is capable of withstanding day to day use. Anyone know of a professional grade brad nailer that has a dry fire mechanism?
 

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I have been using the Bostitch 18 ga. brad nailer for the last couple of years. Not professionally, but it hasn't sit idle either. Not a single misfire, and it does lock when the magazine is empty.
 

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Porter cable has a dry fire mech.

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I have two porter cable brad nailers and neither of them have the dry fire mechanism. They have a site window that shows you when you are getting low. Which one do you have that has the mechanism?

off topic… I am an avid fly fisherman and love your fly fishing paraphernalia btw.
 

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I have been using the Bostitch 18 ga. brad nailer for the last couple of years. Not professionally, but it hasn t sit idle either. Not a single misfire, and it does lock when the magazine is empty.

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I have a Bostitch Crown stapler that I absolutely loathe as it jams every other shot and if it doesn't jam it doesn't set the staples. I looked on Amazon at the Bostitch brad nailers but they only get 3 out of 5 stars. Maybe you got a good one. Thanks for the recommendation but based on personal experiences I'm gonna keep looking.

http://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-BT1855K-18-Gauge-Brad-Nailer/dp/B001QFYD24/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1414458574&sr=8-15&keywords=brad+nailer
 

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Have ya taken a look at the GRIP RITE line? All of my nailers are Grip Rite, & I have used them commercially as well. They will stand the abuse!!!!! Furthermore, they are one if the easiest nail guns to repair I've ever worked on. I use the 18 ga. brad nailer in my shop often, & it is dependable, and easy to make adjustments to!
 

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I have bought several great nailguns from this place .by brad nailer i believe you mean 18g .it has been a good 8 yrs since i had to replace mine .ended up with the ridged and it has been very good .I tried out seemly every 18g on the market at that time .borrowed or bought and returned .A friend was telling me I should get senco/there better model .i borrowed his for a job .the raved about how great it was . It would leave a nail proud every so often .when i return it i say this to him -he was like surprised that was important . That taught me alot about listening to other peoples ideas of what is best .I have never used the max .looks like a great gun .
anyhow from this hatichi place i have bought a framing gun ,two staplers ,and other stuff .the guns turned out to be great buys .
 

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All of my nailers and staplers are Porter Cable. I have used them at least every other week for 8 or 9 years. Oil them each time and they will be good to you. I can count on one hand the number of times they have jammed over all those years. I have the pin, brad ,1/4 crown stapler and the finish nailer.
 

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My Bostitch works fine. It seems the problems people have with nail guns is the nails they use. One brand of nails will work fine , but if I switch to a different brand of nail, that's when problems arise.
 

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Thanks for posting Iwud4u. I fell in love with the Cadex after I did some research and watched the below video. It has the dry fire lockout and something else that I really didn't expect to find in any brad nailer, that being the built-in air nozzle which is AWESOME! I ordered one from NailGun Depot for $150 but got an email shortly after placing the order telling me they are on backorder until mid November so once I get it and have some time to field test it I'll post a follow up review.

 
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