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Old 03-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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I'm getting a framing nailer for a garage expansion I'm doing. Is the Senco SN901XP a good nailer for someones personal use? Any other recommendations? Thanks.


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Old 03-20-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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Do a search in the Tools forum -- there've been a couple of good, lengthy discussions of framing nailers there.


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Old 03-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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Here's a review from tools of the trade.
Also, get a nailer that shoots full round head nails.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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I picked up a Northern Tool framing nailer for $99 recently. It's normally $159 and even at that price it's a steal compared to most other name brands.

I have to admit I had low expectations but it preformed extremely well through the 4,000 nails it took to build a living area in our barn. I had two minor jams both of which I think were caused by my accidental double-tapping on top of the first nail. No issues with the nailer at all.

It shoots full or clipped head nails of multiple angles but I found it works really well with 21 degree full head Hitachi's.

Some reviewers on the NT website think it's a rebadged Senco but I'm not so sure.

It is definitely worth a look, I was very pleased.

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Porter Cable FR-350 here - never a problem through several DIY projects.
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For the heck of it I just tried the DIY Chatroom 'Search' in the banner at the top of this page . The Threads stretch back to 2005

I did a search on "Senco SN901XP" and did not get any hits
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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I googled Senco SN901XP reviews and although a number of hits came up; I did not find one customer review on the gun.

I thought this was very odd indeed.


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