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quartrsawn

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02-16-2017 01:19 PM

Hello, It’s time to replace my Porter Cable 16 gauge nailer, any recomendations ? Thanks.

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


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

I hate my craftsman

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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