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    Question Need an air powered pin nailer recommendation in the $100 range

    As the title says, any recommendations?
    Thanks
    Dennis

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    I have a Hitachi (now Metabo) that I purchased as "reconditioned". I think I paid are $75.00 for it. It works well.

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    I've got both a Bostich and HF pin nailer. No preference to either except price. Buy brand name nails though.

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    Terrible to say, I've been using a Harbor Freight $25 one for almost 10 years. I keep expecting the next use to be its last but, it just keeps going.
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    I have a PC that was given to me over a decade ago. It keeps on ticking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Terrible to say, I've been using a Harbor Freight $25 one for almost 10 years. I keep expecting the next use to be its last but, it just keeps going.
    Well I have been using a Harbor Freight too, but it is now jamming every other pin😠
    Dennis

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    Mine is the Grex. Zero complaints or issues. It gets a ton of use in my shop, too, both for projects and temporary holding needs.
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    I have the PC and have had it for a year. It doesn't get much use, but has worked without fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Wrenn View Post
    I've got both a Bostich and HF pin nailer. No preference to either except price. Buy brand name nails though.
    +1. The HF one is a gem. Use Grex pins.

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    I use the Porter Cable. It drives both headless and slight head pins. I love it.

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    I have the Cadex for longer--up to 2+"s- very nice but spendy, and the HF on sale for $15-has worked well for 1" max length.

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    I'm thinking a Grex will be my next purchase. Curious if folks find the 1 3/8 adequate, or if it is worth spending more for the 2"?

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    Bryce, I've never been in a situation where I felt that a 2" 23 gage pin was the right fastener for the job, so I've been very happy with the smaller gun. The pins follow grain and bounce off things even quicker than too long 18 gage brads do!
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    I use the Harbor Freight one but use brand name nails. Not sure what exact price was but around $20. Iíve had it for maybe 10 years. It works great.

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    Cadex/Grex. Look at the tag line on Jimís posts. The best costs more.
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