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Industry’s Best Pneumatic Framing Nailers by Mallory Kramer

For many craftsmen, a pneumatic framing nailer is one of the greatest tools in the world. Making quick work of jobs that can take what feels like forever, and doing it with professional strength and precision, these nailers are an irreplaceable asset. If you’re in the market for one of the best framing nailers in the pneumatic world, well, you’re in luck. The following is a compiled, compacted set of reviews of the best framing nailers, and their prices, on the market today.

Hitachi’s NR83A2 framing nailer is one of the most high-quality, high-performance pneumatic framers on the market today. Weighing only 7.9 lbs the tool is clearly lightweight and the tool is extremely well balanced for the most comfortable operation and maneuverability. The framer has a tool-less depth adjustment allowing craftsmen to choose their depth of drive, and with an open nose design, extracting a jammed nail is hardly a hassle. The framer also features selective actuation, a favorite feature of most users, which allow craftsmen to simply transition from single actuation to contact actuation for the greatest versatility through a variety of applications. The tool is strong, fast, and versatile, and because it’s also so lightweight and well-balanced, continuous work and awkward applications are far less strenuous. Ultimately, the NR83A2 is a seriously tough framer built for durability on the jobsite and for reliability through the most heavy-duty applications. Lastly,pricing from about 0 – 0, Hitachi’s framer is a bit spendy, but is worth every penny. (Note: This tool is also available as a sequential trigger gun (NR83A2S) for just about 0.)

On another hand, Porter-Cable’s FR350A 3-1/2″ roundhead framing nailer is one of the more heavy-duty pneumatic framing tools on the market today. With the power to drive nails up to 3-1/2″ x 131″ into engineered lumber, the tool has intense power. The framer’s compact body design contributes to its well-balance and overall smooth style while an internal piston catch mechanism ensures each shot is consistently powerful. A selectable trigger transitions modes between restrictive or contact actuation mode, and with a tool-free adjustable depth-of-drive, craftsmen have complete control over the tool’s performance. The tool is simple to reload, and a nail lockout mechanism alerts you when its time to reload your tool. Keeping your materials protected during work, the framer also has a (tool-free, adjustable) exhaust and a (removable) non-marring nose tip, and also having on-tool storage, the FR350AR is endlessly convenient. Ranging in price from about 0 – 0, the framer is abrilliant tool at a certainly reasonable price.

The FR350A is also available reconditioned (FR350AR) for just about 0. As a reconditioned tool, this nailer presents a truly superior value to craftsmen and builders. For those unfamiliar with recons, they are an extremely great value that bring craftsmen the highest-performance tools at a tiny fraction of regular cost. Reconditioned tools, for some minor cosmetic or technical defect, have been returned to the manufacturer. There, they undergo a series of stringent tests and retests and restoration processes before being re-released with an “R” trailing the model number. This little “R” (and potentially hundreds of dollars) is truly the only difference between a brand new tool and a recon. The value with reconditioned tools is a no-brainer; when they are available, buy them.

Like Hitachi and Porter-Cable, Senco is known for building some of the best pneumatic tools and nailers in the industry. With well-seasoned experience and superior craftsmanship, Senco is an steadfast contender in the world of pneumatics. Pricing from about 0 – 0, their SN902XP framing nailer is a brilliant and saucy little tool with 904 in/lbs of power in a compact, 7.3 lb package. This round head framer is also built with a innovated design that requires up to fifteen-percent less air than other comparable models, and still having the power to drive 2 – 3-1/4″ (round head plastic collated) framing nails with fast efficiency, the nailer perfectly unites precision power and lightweight convenience. The nailer also drives 2″-3-1/2″ smooth shank nails and 2″-3″ ring shank nails. The tool’s compact design also contributes to its ability to work in tight spaces in between studs and joists, and its overall balance and ease of operation. Additionally, the gun is easy to transition from rapid fire to sequential fire and is simple to load and unload for optimal convenience on the job. The SN902XP is ideal for a huge number of applications from framing, fencing and subfloors, to trusses and decking. It additionally has a patented TrueDrive magazine to prevent jamming and an adjustable depth of drive for unfailing precision with every shot. Like the above Porter-Cable nailer, Senco’s SN902XP is also available reconditioned (if you can find it) for about 0.

In the end and whatever your needs may be, one of these nailers is certain to be an ideal framer. With big power, acute precision, and the accountability of a time-honored manufacturer, these pneumatic framing nailers are the best of the best.

Original Source: http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_4496.shtml


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A nail gun can help you get woodworking projects done quickly and with precision. Drive nails fast and true with a nail gun.

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Campbell Hausfeld 2 Gallon Portable Air Compressor & Pin Nailer Nail Gun Kit. .29. Buy It Now. Ryobi air compressor and 2 nail guns. Time left: 5.00. 0 bids.

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Rio asked What should I send my cousin stationed in Iraq for his birthday?

I want him to have something he needs and something he’d enjoy; a little of both. Thanks!
I have to admit, sending pr0n did cross my mind but I thought it may be against some law or another.

Awesome advice

And got the following answer:

Here are some suggestions I used when my son was deployed. When you ship, use the Post Office Priorioty Flat Rate Boxes and stuff it. Don’t forget that you will need to fill out a Customs Declaration Form for each box.

*Instant coffee. There are many flavored coffees that are very good.
*Powdered Gatorade.
*Powdered hot chocolate
*Kool-Aid (presweetened of course)
*Tea bags
*Slim Jim’s
*Crackers and Easy Cheese. Triscuits and Ritz crackers are great.
*Single servings of bagged chips. (The small bags stay fresh longer.)
*Candy, of course. (M & M’s are great, hard candy-anything that won’t melt. It is summer over there now, so the temps get up into the 100’s)
*Little Debbie snack cakes
*Bubble gum
*Rice Krispie Treats
*Dry cereal. (The small, individual serving boxes stay very fresh.)
*Kraft Easy Mac
*Microwave popcorn
*Beef jerky
*Granola bars
*Power bars
*Dried fruit
*Chex mix
*Canned soup
*Tuna
*Spices (Onion powder, garlic powder, spice all, ect )
*Summer sausage
*Oatmeal
*Salsa
*Lollipops
*Marshmallows
*Gum
*Chips
*Ragu Express
*Canned chicken
*Salad dressing
*Instant soup
*Fast food condiments (Hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper packets, relish, Mayo)

Practical
*Clorox wipes
*Baby wipes
*Razors, shaving cream
*Shampoo, conditioner
*After shave lotion
*Soap or body wash
*Mouth wash
*Deodorant
*T-shirts, underwear and socks, monthly.
*A big fluffy towel
*Eye drops, especially for those in the desert.
*Chapstick
*Lip balm
*Sun block
*Skin so soft (Avon)
*Lotion
*Dental floss
*Baby powder
*Foot powder
*Combs /brushes
*Cotton balls
*Liquid hand sanitizer
*Breath mints
*Contact lens cleaner
*Eye drops
*Nail files
*Gold Bond Powder
*Gold Bond Foot Powder

Just for fun
*Send batteries. It sounds simple, but people forget.
*Sunblock
*A stress ball.
*Paper and envelopes with a nice writing pen might inspire a few more letters home. Letters sent from Iraq have free delivery, so stamps aren’t necessary.
*Phone cards (The MCI Calling Card from Costco worked great when my son was stations in Iraq. The calls are transfered by sattaliet to the US, so they are not considered International calls)
*Paperback book or magazines
*Disposable cameras
*Puzzles
*Film
*Journals
*Yo Yo’s
*Squirt guns
*Frisbees
*Dart boards
*Small flash lights
*Hackie sacks
*Jump ropes
*Electronics hand held games
*Post cards from your home state
*Handmade items
*Radio head sets
*Portable CD players
*Mini fans
*Jokes and comics
*Balloons
*Hats (Baseball)
*Bandannas
*Socks
*Blankets
*Bug off
*Single sheet sets
*Birthday decorations
*Banners
*Send board games-the ones they have made into key chains.
*Send his favorite magazines
*If they’re gone over a holiday, do up one box with just holiday stuff. Be creative!
*With a CD burner, make a CD of favorite songs.
*Always write letters, but in addition you might record your letters onto a tape.
*Send a few toys. Slinky, sidewalk chalk, squirt guns…anything extra silly.
*Send electronic games.
*Make a miniature scrapbook.
*Foam footballs and basketballs, the miniature size. These will be used constantly!

For Females
*Feminine hygiene products (Tampons, panty liners)
*Hair bands
*Hair clips
*Nail polish
*Nail clippers
*Q-tips
*Small mirrors
*body sprays
*Candles
*Hair spray (Pump)
*Hair gel
*Perfume

Military Care package restrictions
For the first time ever, these zip codes are now available in an online database that can be searched quickly and easily to verify any and all restrictions to overseas military bases, posts and camps.

What are the restrictions for your APO/FPO Zipcode?

(Restrictions check courtesy of ocunus.com)
Don’t:
Send pressurized items (Shaving cream, etc…)
Send chocolates (May melt all over package)
Send pornographic material (illegal in some countries)
Don’t send liquor
Don’t send glass or anything breakable.
Don’t send pork products, including Pork Rinds or ham products.

Mailing Instructions:
*Put any item that could leak or melt or which is scented in a leak-proof zip-sealed bag!
*If you would like a reply, be sure to enclose a letter saying so.
*Use a sturdy corrugated, brown Kraft box, as free of other markings as possible.
*Fill all extra space with foam peanuts, bubble wrap, popcorn
*Double tape all seams with strong packing or shipping tape. Make sure you have a strip going around all sides.
*Fill out a “Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note” at the Post Office.
Briefly list the contents & underestimate the value to discourage thieving. In the upper left corner write “Operation Military Pride” with your complete return address so they know it’s safe to open (or it might get tossed)!
In the bottom left corner write a re-direct address of
another troop or write, If the person to whom this box is addressed has been redeployed, please keep the box and share it with your unit.
The postage cost will be at the regular postage rate (or priority mail rate if desired and going to an APO). Shipping takes approximatly 2 weeks.

Mike Jimenez asked what is a good air compressor to buy?

Is like to have a lightweight portable one and can it be used to attach to a nail gun or is that totally diff

And got the following answer:

You can attach a nail gun to a portable compressor. Nail guns don’t have high airflow needs so you don’t need a huge compressor.

This site has a good buying guide for air compressors: http://www.best-air-compressors.com/air-compressor-buying-guide/

While you are there you can compare ratings and read reviews for hand carry portable compressors here: http://www.best-air-compressors.com/compare-air-compressor-ratings/

daniel1abc asked I need to by a grinder either electric or one powered by a compressor. Any ideas of which is better?

I need to purchase a nailer, screw driver gun and grinder. I have a good compressor but if electric ones are better I will go that way.

And got the following answer:

I can’t make your mind up for you but have a few points to consider. An electric grinder will be heavier in general and you’ve got to consider where you’ll hook up to power.
Air grinders are lighter but you need a compressor with high volume. Depending on you compressor, it may run almost constantly and if it’s not sufficient you’ll have to stop to let it build up pressure.
Screw driver gun is probably best in electric/rechargeable. Batteries last long, recharge fast and are portable, powerful and not too expensive.
Nail guns are rare in electric except for little brad nailers. Air works well. There are new guns that use a fuel canister that require no hose or compressor. Real handy if you need to be portable but fuel canisters are expensive.

Charper_99 asked What is the advantage of a dual tank air compressor?

More specifically, in the smaller, portable sizes.

Example:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95498

Basically, what does the dual tank do, and/or when and why would I want to use a single tank vs. a dual tank portable compressor?

And got the following answer:

Dual tanks give the ability to keep a lower overall profile, and easier portability, usually sacrificing cubic inches of storage space for your compressed air. This can be a problem when using high volume demand tools such as sanders, polishers, or paint sprayers. the dual tank units are primarily intended for brad nailers, nail guns, small impact tools, etc. that don’t use much air volume.

Eye have you! asked What are the essentials for a decent tool kit?

I’m trying to put together a good set of tools. Primarily for just fixing small things around the house. What are the essentials for a decent set of tools?

And got the following answer:

A good basic tool set includes:
Hammer
Pliers ( needle nose, regular, and channel lock )
screwdriver assortment ( medium, small, phillips & flathead )
hacksaw with blades
adjustable wrenches ( several sizes )
clamps
2 pipe wrenches
a small voltage tester or Volt/Ohm meter
nail sets
tape measure
level
caulking gun
vise grip
wire cutters
electrical tape
metal straight edge
combination square
pencils
assortment of nails & screws
utility knife & blades ( box knife )
putty knife
spackle, window putty & wood glue
Drill ( cordless would be best ) with bits and a #2 screwdriver bit
extendion cord
flashlight ( or head lamp )
dust masks & disposable leatex gloves
You’ll also need a saw horse or portable bench to work on.

With those tools, I wouldn’t be afraid to tackle most any household chore. Start small and add new tools as you need them. The bigger jobs will need things like files, a grease gun, wood chisels, punches, a circular saw or a saber saw, a Cat’s paw, crow bar, and some specialty tools.

Little story:
When we were first married (38 yrs ago ) I told the wife: “Give me tools” Christmas, Birthdays & Father’s day, give me tools. She asked “wouldn’t you like a fancy tool box?” ..nope, I told her straight out: “I’d rather have five hundred dollars worth of tools in a cardboard box than an empty $500 tool box..get me tools” Later, I became a Licensed General Contractor, and used them all. One day I told her: “Honey, I’ve been thinking about getting a rool-away toolchest so I can organize all my tools.” ..her response ( 30 years later ) …”You said you didn’t want one!!” I now have a nice toolbox and a ton of tools. They were acquired a little at a time, some cheap, some more expensive, but every one of them was a good investment.

Ryan asked What size air hose do i need for my compressor and spray gun?

Hi i have a senco finishpro 18 compresor that came with a small nail gun. I want to purchase a spray from http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Equipment:_Spray_equipment/Spray_Guns.html

I just dont know what air hose i need even though it say 1/4 inch connection.
If you could leave a link that would be very helpful.. thanks a lot

And got the following answer:

You are not going to like this but, you need about 50 – 60 PSI to use the bigger of the two guns. If you are just doing a very small job the finish gun may work. The issue is not the hose but the (constant) pressure you need to operate the gun. If you buy it, you will loose pressure and the gun will not spray right. I have a 80 gallon 5 horse compressor, that will do the job, anything else you will be waiting to spray. Go to craigslist and see if you can find a small 30 gallon. link http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Air-Compressors-Tools-Accessories-Portable-Compressors/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbb2vZ5z65k/R-202053059/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

noskwik asked What is the quietest portable air compressor?

I’m looking for a portable name brand air compressor such as a twin tank style. Hitachi, porter cable, and dewalt are what I’m looking for. I don’t know how to judge loudness in decibels so what is the quietest? And is oil-less better than oil ran? I’d like as high of cfm as possible to run atleast one framing nailer with no wait on recharging. Please someone explain all of this to me and give me your best opinion on each compressor. Thankyou
So for people are going for the oil units as opposed to the oil-less. Do they work well when its cold? My whole concern with the loudness is that when I’m inside an enclosed house or in the basement and that noisy compressor kicks on, it just makes my ears ring and it is sooo annoying. I have never seen a belt ran compressor as a “new” portable unit. I actually can stand to hear those run, they sound kinda like a steam engine.

And got the following answer:

I have seen allot of them at work and everyone likes them

dewalt dual tank…stick with oil running units…they last longer.

if your running a nail gun these small units are fine but if you are going to run any type of air tool like a paint gun or any other hand tool like that youll need a huge compressor and tank….like one of those bolt in units

Rio asked What should I send my cousin stationed in Iraq for his birthday?

I want him to have something he needs and something he’d enjoy; a little of both. Thanks!
I have to admit, sending pr0n did cross my mind but I thought it may be against some law or another.

Awesome advice

And got the following answer:

Here are some suggestions I used when my son was deployed. When you ship, use the Post Office Priorioty Flat Rate Boxes and stuff it. Don’t forget that you will need to fill out a Customs Declaration Form for each box.

*Instant coffee. There are many flavored coffees that are very good.
*Powdered Gatorade.
*Powdered hot chocolate
*Kool-Aid (presweetened of course)
*Tea bags
*Slim Jim’s
*Crackers and Easy Cheese. Triscuits and Ritz crackers are great.
*Single servings of bagged chips. (The small bags stay fresh longer.)
*Candy, of course. (M & M’s are great, hard candy-anything that won’t melt. It is summer over there now, so the temps get up into the 100’s)
*Little Debbie snack cakes
*Bubble gum
*Rice Krispie Treats
*Dry cereal. (The small, individual serving boxes stay very fresh.)
*Kraft Easy Mac
*Microwave popcorn
*Beef jerky
*Granola bars
*Power bars
*Dried fruit
*Chex mix
*Canned soup
*Tuna
*Spices (Onion powder, garlic powder, spice all, ect )
*Summer sausage
*Oatmeal
*Salsa
*Lollipops
*Marshmallows
*Gum
*Chips
*Ragu Express
*Canned chicken
*Salad dressing
*Instant soup
*Fast food condiments (Hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper packets, relish, Mayo)

Practical
*Clorox wipes
*Baby wipes
*Razors, shaving cream
*Shampoo, conditioner
*After shave lotion
*Soap or body wash
*Mouth wash
*Deodorant
*T-shirts, underwear and socks, monthly.
*A big fluffy towel
*Eye drops, especially for those in the desert.
*Chapstick
*Lip balm
*Sun block
*Skin so soft (Avon)
*Lotion
*Dental floss
*Baby powder
*Foot powder
*Combs /brushes
*Cotton balls
*Liquid hand sanitizer
*Breath mints
*Contact lens cleaner
*Eye drops
*Nail files
*Gold Bond Powder
*Gold Bond Foot Powder

Just for fun
*Send batteries. It sounds simple, but people forget.
*Sunblock
*A stress ball.
*Paper and envelopes with a nice writing pen might inspire a few more letters home. Letters sent from Iraq have free delivery, so stamps aren’t necessary.
*Phone cards (The MCI Calling Card from Costco worked great when my son was stations in Iraq. The calls are transfered by sattaliet to the US, so they are not considered International calls)
*Paperback book or magazines
*Disposable cameras
*Puzzles
*Film
*Journals
*Yo Yo’s
*Squirt guns
*Frisbees
*Dart boards
*Small flash lights
*Hackie sacks
*Jump ropes
*Electronics hand held games
*Post cards from your home state
*Handmade items
*Radio head sets
*Portable CD players
*Mini fans
*Jokes and comics
*Balloons
*Hats (Baseball)
*Bandannas
*Socks
*Blankets
*Bug off
*Single sheet sets
*Birthday decorations
*Banners
*Send board games-the ones they have made into key chains.
*Send his favorite magazines
*If they’re gone over a holiday, do up one box with just holiday stuff. Be creative!
*With a CD burner, make a CD of favorite songs.
*Always write letters, but in addition you might record your letters onto a tape.
*Send a few toys. Slinky, sidewalk chalk, squirt guns…anything extra silly.
*Send electronic games.
*Make a miniature scrapbook.
*Foam footballs and basketballs, the miniature size. These will be used constantly!

For Females
*Feminine hygiene products (Tampons, panty liners)
*Hair bands
*Hair clips
*Nail polish
*Nail clippers
*Q-tips
*Small mirrors
*body sprays
*Candles
*Hair spray (Pump)
*Hair gel
*Perfume

Military Care package restrictions
For the first time ever, these zip codes are now available in an online database that can be searched quickly and easily to verify any and all restrictions to overseas military bases, posts and camps.

What are the restrictions for your APO/FPO Zipcode?

(Restrictions check courtesy of ocunus.com)
Don’t:
Send pressurized items (Shaving cream, etc…)
Send chocolates (May melt all over package)
Send pornographic material (illegal in some countries)
Don’t send liquor
Don’t send glass or anything breakable.
Don’t send pork products, including Pork Rinds or ham products.

Mailing Instructions:
*Put any item that could leak or melt or which is scented in a leak-proof zip-sealed bag!
*If you would like a reply, be sure to enclose a letter saying so.
*Use a sturdy corrugated, brown Kraft box, as free of other markings as possible.
*Fill all extra space with foam peanuts, bubble wrap, popcorn
*Double tape all seams with strong packing or shipping tape. Make sure you have a strip going around all sides.
*Fill out a “Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note” at the Post Office.
Briefly list the contents & underestimate the value to discourage thieving. In the upper left corner write “Operation Military Pride” with your complete return address so they know it’s safe to open (or it might get tossed)!
In the bottom left corner write a re-direct address of
another troop or write, If the person to whom this box is addressed has been redeployed, please keep the box and share it with your unit.
The postage cost will be at the regular postage rate (or priority mail rate if desired and going to an APO). Shipping takes approximatly 2 weeks.