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Old 12-24-2007, 12:54 AM   #1
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Ok so i plan on remodeling my basement, which includes mostly framing, so i have questions about tools. I plan on getting the senco framepro 702xp as my nailer, so tell me if you approve or not, ir if you know a better one for just as much. Now I want some reccomendations for compressors that will work good for that gun and will get the job done. I don't really care about reload time and that stuff, I just want a fairly quiet one the will be and Mainly cheap that will be good for framing. I saw one called from dewalt which was the D55140 Heavy duty with a one gallon tank and 135 psi max, so would that be any good for what I'm doing? Or show me others that sill be good for me. Ans also the baseplate has to be nailed into concrete so for that i was thinking about getting the Remington 476 powder actuated hammer, so would that work well?
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I've not used that model Senco, but I've liked the Sencos I have used
Don't by a cheap or small (underpowered, too small of a tank)) compressor, you'll be sorry later
They are all noisy (cheap ones even more so)
I have a Remi-powder that works just fine also, though not that exact model, I can recommend it/them
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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I don't do a lot of framing, am happy with my PC FR350 excellent framer, price is right, just not for everyday use. For a pretty quiet compressor, take a look at the Makitas. I have a Hitachi and when it finally dies, I will replace it with a much quieter Makita
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:20 AM   #4
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ok thanks guys
so this nailer http://www.senco.com/con_rem/ViewTool.aspx?toolid=146
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this compressor
http://www.amazon.com/Makita-MAC2400.../dp/B0001Q2VPK
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the remington powder actuated hammer

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alot of time and messing up from me

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a well framed basement right?
and hopefully i can minus that last one



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Old 12-24-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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I believe you will be well satisfied with your selections
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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while i was looking at makitas on amazon i found the one that i showed in my previous post which is $250 with a free brad nailer (man i love amazon) then i continued to look and i found this DeWalt D55155 15 Amp 2-3/4 Horsepower 4 Gallon Oiled Single Hot Dog Compressor which they say is listed for $676, but they say you have to add it to your cart to see the new price, and in the cart it is 50% and it is $340, and heres the link if any of you guys want to check this deal out, and if any of you are looking to buy a new compressor. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance
Now my question is should i stick with my $250 makita with the brad nailer and probably a lot more quietness, or should i dish out the extra $90 to get this very expensive Dewalt?
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You will find the Dewalt to be much louder than the makita, but both are good compressors
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ok thank you for the imput, and since im not going to be framing everyday and wont need that heavy duty Dewalt i will just stick with the quieter makita.
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Those Dewalt/Emglos are a joke when compared to the MAC2400. The Makita is really quiet and will keep up with 2 framers (not nailing off sheathing). It might be the best compressor I've used. You will not be sorry for getting the MAC. Well... your back might be sorry as its a heavy beast. But that comes from iron and steel, not cheapo metals like the Dewalt.
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