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Old 06-12-2014, 06:02 PM   #16
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Check out a pawn shop, sometimes you can pick up a pro nailer for the price of the cheap ones, also craigs list.

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Mine was a finishing nailer and worked great on brick mould. I need a framing nailer too.

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Hey- I went on the Freeman tool website & took a look at the Framing gun specs. Model PFR 2190. Im a little concerned over one spec. The weight of the tool. They list something like 7.5 pounds net & 14.5 pounds gross? If the gross weight is 14.5 pounds when loaded, that would be of concern to me. If your doing work overhead like rafters, this could be a real strain on your arms & back. And even for stud framing that's a lot of verticle weight.

I also comapared it to Hitach NR90AE which weighs in around 7.5 pounds. Don't give any numbers for net or gross but that's a hell of a lot lighter for sure. I just had a custom home built for myself. The two carpenters used Hitachi NR 90 AE nailers. The nail cost alone on my home came out to just over $1,200. In the five months of construction I was on the job site every day. I recall only seeing the lead carpenters Hitachi jam twice during the entire job. Pretty impressive. I think Lowes has that Hitachi on sale now for $179. Just thought I would pass this info on to you. Nailer weight could be a problem for me. My elbows are stressed already & I've had spine surgery twice. The last surgery was in 2013 & it's left me weaker in the legs & lower spine, so I have to look at everything Im going to do or buy to make sure its the right fit. I only have one of me & as long as the wife keeps feeding me, I have to stay on the job.
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the older style hitachis were built like tanks they last upwards of 15 years when maintained , the newer ones are pretty much the same as the rest in contractor grade ones sold in big box stores. they hold up for a few years then toss em if used every day

as for weight, the very lightweight nailers are more prone to kickback as they dont have the weight in them, it forces you to press harder which can have more of a tole on your joints.. the heavier models like you said are a nuisance for overhead work.. try to find something in the middel
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Never heard of Freeman. I will tell you one to stay away from Grizzly my friend bought one. It didn't last 3 months now he's pretty handy so he tore it apart and all it needs is a little plastic part and all they will tell him is part not available. And to talk to their customer service is a joke.
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Never heard of Freeman. I will tell you one to stay away from Grizzly my friend bought one. It didn't last 3 months now he's pretty handy so he tore it apart and all it needs is a little plastic part and all they will tell him is part not available. And to talk to their customer service is a joke.
Grizzly nailers. I did look at them on line but was not impressed with their offers so I won't be buying a Grizzly. On the other hand there are some things Grizzly has that are not bad. Grizzly is just another name for stuff made in china. But I've seen some of their high end woodworking machinery & it's pretty decent. So I guess certain items are of better quality & the rest like nailers- maybe not too good.

Freeman I found by accident. They offer a seven year warranty & I really have not seen any bad reviews. I think they are made here in USA. But I also think they make another nailer branded as NUMAX. NuMax is a lower price. You can get a NuMax for around $90. & the Freeman on average runs $135. But if you go look for Freeman on Amazon.com you can get one for around $107 new but no carrying case with it. The carying case makes a difference in price. You can also order a Freeman from Home Depot on line with free shipping for $129 with the case, complete.

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