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    lbrowne Posts: 41, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 12, 2006, 09:39 AM
    Need advice on which Framing Nailer to buy
    My father and immediate family are buidling several houses in years to come, their just completing one now. He has asked me about framing nailers since he's still doing it the old fashion way and well - this is not so easy for a fella with a few miles on them ;)

    Can anyone give me some models or brands for me to look at to get him a pneumatic framing nailer? Or point me to a resource that has reviews about them?

    Much appreciated. Thanks!

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    skiberger Posts: 562, Reputation: 41
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    Feb 12, 2006, 05:42 PM
    I personally use a Stanley Bostich clipped head framer. The newer models come were you can use round head nails for better holding power. I always used a Stanley and never had a problem w/ it. Basically any of the name brand nailers are good. (Stanley, Porter Cable, Dewalt, Hitachi) They all have their own features as far as balance, weight, comfort, nail type, etc.
    I haven't tried the Paslode cordless framer yet. That uses a CO2 cartridge. Don't know how long the cartridges last if your framing all day.
    Trust me, any gun you get the old timers they will love. No more swingin' a hammer, just hold the trigger and "bump" the gun for rapid nail firing.
    Good thing with a gun, use 16d nails to frame the walls then switch out to 8d nails for the sheathing. Also speaking of sheathing, an air crown stapler works great for that.
    As far as a resource, Google "framing nailers".
    One more thing, be careful. I had nails shot into 2 of my fingers. Luckily no bones were hit.

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