Apr 08, 2010 12:51 am
how much should I spend on a framing gun? Ive seen a few for $180 but they are a bit heavy. Can someone recommend a good brand of cheaper type gun.
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Re: Framing nail gun.2
Apr 08, 2010 7:54 am
hey mate... i bought a 3 pack from bunnings... it had a framing gun, a brad nailer and a stapler. seems to have done the job so far, and ive done a fair amount with it...
from memory it was about $199 for the pack.
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Re: Framing nail gun.3
Apr 08, 2010 10:44 am
Hubby bought one not too long ago to do some renovations to the kitchen/toilet area of the warehouse... I assume he bought it from Total Tools. Ill try and find out which one it is for you
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Re: Framing nail gun.8
Apr 09, 2010 1:43 am
if you can afford it get the paslode cordless gas gun so much easier and you wont be cursing that stupid compressor cord or listening to it they are so noisy. actually cordless everything is the way to go when doing it yourself sorry hate cords my feet always seem to find them grrrrrrrrrrr
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Re: Framing nail gun.9
Apr 09, 2010 8:07 pm
Paslode cordless framer and fixer.
They cost a little more but you can get them for about 350 to 400 each on ebay.
When you are climbing around trusses and doing eave sheet etc, the beauty of the cordless is it is cordless, and gets in those hard to get to places.
I also used a senco air gun and that thing was the ducks guts, if you are after repetition they go as fast as you can nail, although the paslode can sometimes not keep up with really fast nailing.
That said for overall applications get the paslodes
Re: Framing nail gun.10
Apr 14, 2010 6:44 pm
we use pasload gas guns as well but they are pricey -600 plus new
we also use a trade tools brand coil nailer as it was cheaper and still fired ballistic tips into light steel (Bonus). They are modeled on the duo-fast gun which are brilliant
I love my hitachi Air guns as they are extremely light, and i can throw frames around all day with them and they punch too.
If you want a good cheap brand, then you cant go past the trade tools brand. they are a direct ripoff of the better guns, and work quite well. Alot of tradies use them and they last.
Anything below this is really just "Hooker" gear- Will do the job to a point but will still leave you frustrated.
Re: Framing nail gun.11
Apr 14, 2010 9:13 pm
Don't buy a cheap framing gun spend the extra dollars and buy a paslode gas or air gun, the air modle Paslode PowerMaster Air Framing Nailer 90mm Sell for $299 + 50 postage on ebay ($500 in shops) and at the end of the job you will be able to sell it quickly on ebay for $250-300 Im a chippy and wouldn't use any other gun
Re: Framing nail gun.13
Dec 02, 2012 4:39 pm
Not to hijack the thread, but is there a powered stapler anyone could recommend to go into hardwood (for wall wrap etc).
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