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I don't want to break the bank but I don't want to be frustrated with a piece of junk.

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I don't want to break the bank but I don't want to be frustrated with a piece of junk.

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I favor Hitachi on nail guns Mine have (finish and frame) lasted for years.

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I got many years out of Passlode. Bought a replacement O-ring kit when I bought the gun and never used it.
That was back in the 80"s so I am sure a lot has changed since than.
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Bryon have you checked Crags list. Usually some good deals there.
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Interesting funny you should say that, I have an electric one keeps jamming up so I'm looking for a good air driven one now that drives larger nails as well. So I'll watch this post for a while. Roly
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Find a local repair place, and see if they have any used ones for sale. They will have rebuilt ones that were never picked up after the rebuild. You will probably be able to buy them for the price of the rebuild.

Follow Sticks advice on the types. I have a Senco framer that has kept going for 30 years without a rebuild. My Paslode trim nailer has only been rebuilt once in the same period.

I have to ask why you need a framing nailer? Unless your doing a lot of "heavy" work, it may not be worth buying. I bought mine only because of tendonitis (Tennis Elbow). I couldn't hold onto my framing hammer.

If you just need one for specific job, i. e. a wooden privacy fence install, I would just rent one for the job. If you have a load of projects then it might be worth it.

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renting can easily run you more than buying..
been there on that one...
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Default For occasional use??

For occasional use or light duty use you can try HF --if they are near you.
I bought one years ago that adjusted the angle of the magazine so that you could/can use nails with different rake angles
It is pneumatic and rather large & heavy.
Does not take coiled nails only straight "rods"
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Find a local repair place, and see if they have any used ones for sale. They will have rebuilt ones that were never picked up after the rebuild. You will probably be able to buy them for the price of the rebuild.

Follow Sticks advice on the types. I have a Senco framer that has kept going for 30 years without a rebuild. My Paslode trim nailer has only been rebuilt once in the same period.

I have to ask why you need a framing nailer? Unless your doing a lot of "heavy" work, it may not be worth buying. I bought mine only because of tendonitis (Tennis Elbow). I couldn't hold onto my framing hammer.

If you just need one for specific job, i. e. a wooden privacy fence install, I would just rent one for the job. If you have a load of projects then it might be worth it.
Well I don't really want to buy one but I do have some bad tendonitis all over my right arm and elbow, and forearm. I started therapy for it this week but the arm is pretty weak.

I'm starting on two decks soon and one will be covered coming off the gable end of the rear of our house mimicking the front porch. I'm mentioning that detail so you know I will be framing rafters and joist. A nailer sounds pretty good.

I also didn't mention the new garage I 'm going to build one day, it's been delayed in favor of this project. I did get a little persuasion from my wife here.

My neighbor across the street has one and has offered it for this job but I'm not really comfortable with that.

I'll look at what I read about on this thread and go from there.

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