Both of us being in the trades... 25-30 years for a finish gun was well worth the price when you bought it.
I know I am fanatical about oiling my guns. (was drilled into me) Couple drops in morning, 2 more at lunch. I also learned on nail guns that cost is not the only consideration. I got burned a few times. Hilti, although you would think at that time a big major name... stopped making nails for my Hilti clip-head. I had 2 5 gallon buckets left of nalis for it, but saved it for home use until that supply ran out. I had a kid on my crew that used cheap HF finish guns. Would last 2-3 months before leaking air. Other brands would change their models and stop stocking kits for the older ones...
Never had problems with bostich, porter cable or senco... Nevr had any problems finding parts or fasteners for them. I'm sort of bias to them. Never used Bosch guns so I can't comment on them.
Speaking of Rip Van Winkle-
Of those 3 brands, the only company reps I've met is from Senco. I have to say, they keep making improvements to their finish guns. As Hitachi has been what to emulate as the Cadillac in framing nailers, Senco is in finish nailers. (I didn't always believe that.) Their line of rechargeable electric finish guns... adjustable depth, actually shooting to depth, long battery life, light, small. It's the first rechargeable that is not just worth a ****... I think one may have finally made it to my want list as worth having.
On duties... You're in BC, What happens if you come "visit"? (But then fuel cost...)
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