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Powerful, consistent, light
on August 20, 2007
I've used this nailer for a number of projects and it's been excellent.
Case in point - crown molding.
It's light, which makes it a lot easier to hold over your head while nailing off crown molding all day. The belt hook is also key if you need two hands to get the crown seated in just the right position before fastening it while you're on a ladder.
After the install is done, you'll appreciate the clean countersink hole that this nailer leaves. Some nailers leave a little lip, or an extra dent that takes extra sanding and filling work to hide. This gun just leaves a clean-edged hole and the no-mar tip works perfectly. The only time the tip can be a disadvantage is nailing into some tightly curved profiles. You have to be careful that the tip isn't preventing the nose of the gun from being pressed fully against the work piece. (Then the nail may not be driven all the way in and countersunk.)
No problems using the Porter Cable angled nails that you find at local stores.
Loading was really slick once I found the little tab that helps to hold the nail pusher out of the way.
My two gripes -
1. They didn't include a quick disconnect air fitting and the diameter of the fitting is a bit larger than most nailers sold at the mega-stores.
2. The included bottle of pneumatic tool oil doesn't seal well and can leak inside the case if you store it on its side.