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Question Nail guns, what is everyone using?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Henry Montville, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Henry Montville

    Henry Montville Grumbler in Training

    Question for you all..... What are you using for nail guns? Brads, points, staples? What brands? And why, etc... Thanks in advance, its time to buy new ones, our pneumatic Salco F18 PN keeps jamming, so its time.
     
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  2. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Senco 18 ga brad gun. Ridgid 23 ga headless pin gun. Bostitch pneumatic stapler. Inmes framers point gun. These have all been reliable, although I haven't had the Inmes very long yet.
    Do use pneumatic tool oil in your Salco? Just a few drops into the air intake.

    Whatever you do, stay away from the Central Pneumatic tools at Harbor Freight. They are not built for professional use.

    :cool: Rick
     
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  3. Henry Montville

    Henry Montville Grumbler in Training

    Thanks Rick for the information. I will look into those listed. I have not used oil, but sounds like we should try that. Thank you for the suggestion.
     
  4. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I only ever used Stanley Bostich staplers and brad guns. They are a bit heavy but well balanced with little recoil and just keep going.

    I once made the mistake of buying a Paslode stapler and it was the most useless piece of carp ever to enter my workshop. It kicked like a .45 revolver and never fired a full stick without jamming. After a couple of attempts by the suppliers to fix it I junked it and bought another Bostich.
     
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  5. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    My nail driver is in the form of a wooden handle with a heavy metal bit on the end. Never jams. :D
     
  6. Henry Montville

    Henry Montville Grumbler in Training


    Thank you for the feedback!
     
  7. JFeig

    JFeig SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    lubrication with pneumatic oil is essential to a longer life of any pneumatic tool.
     
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  8. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Yes, and keep the input air clean and dry, as well. Air filter/lubricators are affordable and, when placed within a short distance of the tool, could extend the life of most pneumatic tools indefinitely. However, placing the air filter/lubricator several feet away - or across the room - does nothing to eliminate condensed moisture and particulate debris that accumulate in air hoses & pipes.
     
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  9. Henry Montville

    Henry Montville Grumbler in Training

    OK, THANK YOU! I didn't know that. :eek:
     
  10. monkey

    monkey CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    After having used my brother's Porta Cable nail gun (which I hate), I love my Senco staple and nail gun which I bough used 11 years ago. My Senco rarely ever jams. The Porta Cable kept Jamming constantly.
     
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