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« on: January 23, 2010, 10:04:45 PM »

Hey!  As a couple of beeks have recommended, the HF Combo Nail/Staple Model 97524 is on sale!

Only $19.99 plus tax!

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=97524
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 12:00:06 AM »

destroyed one of these last season while putting together 20 medium supers and 6 deeps went to home depot and bought a better one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 08:14:30 AM »

That's good to know!  I'll keep my receipt for the return!  But for $20 bucks, I'll risk it!

Thanks for the feedback.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 10:04:22 AM »

I have had one for some time and it works great, but now I am trying to wean myself from Chinese products no matter how good of a deal.
I am struggling because we import so much.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 06:04:49 PM »

One of these was given to me as a gift. It jammed horribly the first time I pulled the trigger. Had to disassemble part of it to clear the jam only to have it jam on the next brad.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 08:43:26 PM »

i have one from HF and it's fine.  have another that i'm sure was more expensive...was given to me and i don't see a difference...yet smiley  i have been using my HF gun for a couple of years.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 09:47:38 PM »

This gun shoots up to 1.5" crown staples or 2" nails.   What were you guys shooting when you had your problems with the gun?

 
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 12:56:24 AM »

It jammed on 2" brads while I was assembling supers.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2010, 02:40:50 PM »

I just bought my second one .  The first one worked great while I built frames and only shot the staples.  Then I assembled some deeps and used the 2" brads with it, now it jams about every 3rd staple.  From what I gathered in the trouble shooting section I have a bent driver (very slightly) apparently.  I believe it to be from shooting the brads (who knows for sure).  I bought the second one to get rid of all my staples I bought with the first one.  My next one will be a better one for sure.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010, 04:29:03 PM »

I bought this one to use strictly for stapling frames.  Haven't decided to use 1" or 1.5" staples yet though!

I will probably get a heavier duty nail gun if I were going to do boxes, bottoms, or tops.

Suggestions on what staple length to use?

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