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.
Last edited by texmln; 03-21-2009 at 12:08 AM.