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    pin gun(brad gun)

    ever since I ran the bostich brads throught my small PC brad gun, it doesnt work the same> Ive tried adjusting the firing pin and things, nothing is as good as when it is before you damage it. repaired or not.

    I want to get a good pin gun, 1/2 inch to 1 and 1/4 inch pins.
    I want a gun that doesnt leave a pronounced hole, no head on the pins, so I can use it for molding and have very little to hide.

    I use standard pancake air tank, 1/4 inch couplings.

    I dont want to spend a fortune, but wouldnt mind something of decent quality.(125-150?)
    Lightweight is a must.
    Does anyone have any experience with pinners and can set me on the right path to purchase one, maybe know some internet dealer that offers good prices and such.

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    good/cheap.....not usually same item..
    i shoot senco`s 23 ga. pinner it works well but isn`t a cadex either.
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    allen i have the cadex, love it,pricey but good. the others, porter cable or senco and hitachi are good as well just depends on the features yu are after.
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    I am interested to hear if anyone has a Grex, which I have read many good reviews about. I have a Senco which I am ambient about. Main thing I don't like is it does not have an adjustment for depth. It is suppose to be automatic....yeaahh right.

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    I use the Porter Cable quite a bit. It is quite handy, has worked well for me and is very reasonable in price (Amazon). I just have to be careful around poplar or pine as the nose will leave a bigger mark than the pin brad hole. Of course this would be true for any of them.

    Cheers.
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    I'll depart from the crowd here and tell you I bought mine on sale at Harbor Freight for around $16. For as often as I use it it was a great price. I have set about 100 pins with it and it has not misfired once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gonzales View Post
    I use the Porter Cable quite a bit. It is quite handy, has worked well for me and is very reasonable in price (Amazon). I just have to be careful around poplar or pine as the nose will leave a bigger mark than the pin brad hole. Of course this would be true for any of them.

    Cheers.
    I think the pc is great, but ever since I damaged it, although the tool guy repaired it, I cant seem to get an easy adjustment to fire brads.
    I use it, just want something with a straight pin, no head at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    good/cheap.....not usually same item..
    i shoot senco`s 23 ga. pinner it works well but isn`t a cadex either.
    on that note, Ill ask my tool guy if he sells cadex brand pinners next week,
    179 is a bit at the top of the range, but its doable.

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    Hello Allen,

    MY PC is the 23 gauge headless pin nailer (PIN100). It is not a combo unit.

    I paid less than $100 4 years ago and has never given me a problem. I use it for tacking/glueing fine trimwork on cabinets and case furniture.

    I've never had need to go over the 1" length capacity. Dear lord it's only 23 gauge and has no head!

    There are some nicer and more expensive units out there that would certainly make sense in a production environment and I had considered those. But the $100 at that time went to other tools.

    Good luck in your final choice.

    Cheers.
    Dan Gonzales
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    youre 100% right dan, Im thinking of a different gun I have with the trio set and pancake compressor.
    pin100 looks fine, but its capacity is only 1inch, Id like to get one closer to 1.25 inch capacity.
    I didnt know Pc had a pinless nailer as well, I thought only the brad gun I have was their smallest.

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