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Old 04-24-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Framing Nailer (Porter Cable)


Anyone here familar with the Porter Cable Round Head Framing Nailers? Code here prhibits the use of Clipped-Head nails. I am looking at 2 diiferent models FR350A and FR350MAG. Does anyone use these and/or have any recommendations.

I have been using the Porter cable Finish Nailer, Brad Nailer and Staplers for years and am very satisfied. However, I want to insure that these would be the best bang for the buck (i.e., Framing requires mor power adn durability). I have heard alot about bostitch and Hatichi.

Anyone have any suggestions and/or recommendations

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If you are framing all day every day, go with the Hitachi or Bostitch. If you frame occasionally the PC is excellent (the 350MAG is lighter in weight than the 350) I use a Bostitch coil framer and am happy with it.

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When the specs call out "all nails will be common nails". the FR350MAG will shoot a 16d common nail ( 3 1/2" X .162). The FR350A will only shoot a 3 1/2" X .148", not good enough for a lot of specs in places like California and Florida.
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