Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Framing Nailer


I'm going to pick up a framing nailer to build a large shed and some future projects. I've decided on a Hitachi full head because I see a lot of them in use around here and have read positive comments.

Now I see that Hitachi has a few models. Which do you consider the best? Also, some are max 3-1/4" and some take up to 3-1/2". Does 3-1/4" meet code most places, or is the 3-1/2" needed?

The truth is, for my limited use, a Harbor Freight would probably work, but I plan to keep this 'forever', and don't mind paying for a good tool. I will probably buy reconditioned.

Thanks...

Gary

Gary Sutherland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Framing Nailer


It doesn't matter if it meets code in most places. It matters if it meets code in your place.
Call and find out.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
Woodtick
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western Nv.
Posts: 26
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Framing Nailer


Ron is right. But if your only using it on your own stuff the 3 1/4" Hitachi is the way to go. I've been using one for 20 years, and I've used other brands but none of them compare in ease of use, reliability, and durability. The NR83 wont shoot the 3 1/2" nails but those are usually an engineering requirement. For general framing. Siding, and trim, or sheeting its an excellent tool. And even a rebuilt one willgive you good service.

Last edited by ccnvchris; 11-14-2010 at 12:17 AM. Reason: new vs reconditioned
ccnvchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 07:25 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 190
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Framing Nailer


I have been told, (not sure how true it is but make ALOT of sense) that reconditioned is actually BETTER than brand new and here is why. When it is brand new it runs down the line, into the box and out the door. When it is returned it is stripped down to make sure EVERYTHING is tested and works, to be sold as reconditioned. I will and do buy reconditioned when possible. JUST my $.02!
Evil Scotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
remodeling pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,399
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Framing Nailer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Scotsman View Post
I have been told, (not sure how true it is but make ALOT of sense) that reconditioned is actually BETTER than brand new and here is why. When it is brand new it runs down the line, into the box and out the door. When it is returned it is stripped down to make sure EVERYTHING is tested and works, to be sold as reconditioned. I will and do buy reconditioned when possible. JUST my $.02!
I agree, over the years I have bought many reconditioned tools, and never had one give poorer service than anything I've bought new. The key is to know the retail purchase price of the item in your area, as the savings can range from only 10 or 20 dollars on a several hundred dollar item to more than 50% savings. Don't be scared of the tools branded as "class c", this is not about quality, just a cosmetic rating, and usually offer a substantial savings. I have bought class c tools that I had to literally study to find a few scratches on. One minor down side is that many reconditioned items will not come with owner's manuels, but with online availability of them, so what.

Last edited by troubleseeker; 11-16-2010 at 09:15 PM.
troubleseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 07:30 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 190
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Framing Nailer


Quote:
Originally Posted by troubleseeker View Post
One minor down side is that many reconditioned items will not come with owner's manuels, but with online availability of them, so what.
Trouble you are so right! Besides I USUALLY have lost the manual by the end of the first week! lol

Evil Scotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air compressor and framing nailer for DIY ADKstorm Tools 20 11-11-2010 08:38 AM
Can I use a framing nailer as a roofing nailer? capslock Tools 1 06-10-2010 12:41 PM
Framing Nailer for home use? hyunelan2 Tools 21 10-17-2009 06:17 PM
Compressor cfm rating required for framing nailer tmeehan Tools 8 05-01-2009 12:17 PM
Which Framing Nailer? - Compressor? hockeymatrix Tools 9 02-27-2009 08:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.