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Forum topic by GFireball posted 08-01-2018 03:28 PM 392 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GFireball

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08-01-2018 03:28 PM

I just bought a 2.5-in 16-Gauge Finish Nail Gun. BOSTITCH Model #: BTFP1664K. To replace a Craftsman nailer that I had. I was wondering if I could use the nails in it that I have left over from my Craftsman
gun? They appear to fit it, although I wouldn’t want to use them in my nailer if they are a fraction off?


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John Smith

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 04:26 PM

put some in your nailer and test it – - – if it continues to jam up,
then you have to purchase the correct “name brand” for your tool.
in my opinion: 16ga nails are still 16ga – regardless of what brand tool it is used in.

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GFireball

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 04:30 PM

Thank you.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 08-01-2018 05:12 PM

I have 3 nailers…mostly 18 gauge, but I have tried different nails from different mfgs…..Never had a problem with them jamming…..Like John said, 16 or 18 gauge nails are still 16 or 18 gauge…...They should work….!!

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 08-01-2018 09:29 PM

GFireball, I don’t know about Craftsman nails, but stay away from Harbor Freight nails. They jammed repeatedly in an HF nailer. I switched to Bostitch and haven’t had a jam since.

-- Art

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 08-01-2018 10:39 PM


GFireball, I don t know about Craftsman nails, but stay away from Harbor Freight nails. They jammed repeatedly in an HF nailer. I switched to Bostitch and haven t had a jam since.

- AandCstyle

I don’t own anything HF makes….I have 2 Porter Cable and one Bostich air nailers….Never had a problem with either one using different nails…...!! I mainly use PC, Bostich and Senco nails….!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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