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  • Need a New Pinner

    I'm trying to decide which pin nailer to buy as my little Bostitch 23ga is proving unreliable.

    I know Cadex and Grex are the most popular but wanted to get feedback from you guys before choosing one.

    Thanks for your help!
    Joe Adams
    Deep Creek Builders, Inc.
    Houston, Texas

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    Re: Need a New Pinner

    100% satisfied with my Cadex.
    Bailer Hill Construction, Inc. - Friday Harbor, WA
    Website - Facebook

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    • #3
      Re: Need a New Pinner

      Grex, 3 years not a single issue. They do need to be oiled regularly.

      Tom
      http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

      Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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      • #4
        Re: Need a New Pinner

        I second the Cadex. I like that it shoots slight head pins. I had a Grex that was good but prefer the slight head pins. They hold much better.
        Bill T

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        • #5
          Re: Need a New Pinner

          i have grex make sure the compressor presser is up to 100 otherwise it usually does not shoot.

          great gun and either one will be fine....
          Kreg
          www.builtinking.com
          youtube channel: builtinsbykreg
          if you do not have fun every day... why?
          get up.... get out there..... get going ! rocking all day long
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          • #6
            Re: Need a New Pinner

            Anyone using the Porter Cable 1-3/8?"
            http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-P...7193432&sr=8-1

            I'd like to get one, it's oil-less and takes slight headed pins, but need confirmation that it's not junk like some recent PC tools.

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            • #7
              Re: Need a New Pinner

              I just looked at the many models Cadex & Grex offer and now I'm even more confused. I seem to recall Gary saying you should never use a 23ga pinner to drive nails over 1-3/8 as the thin gauge makes them turn easily.
              Joe Adams
              Deep Creek Builders, Inc.
              Houston, Texas

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              • #8
                Re: Need a New Pinner

                I'm an OMER guy. Great guns, fantastic design. Push button blower. Made in Italy.
                Jesse Wright
                www.archmolding.net
                www.jessewrightdesign.com
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                • #9
                  Re: Need a New Pinner

                  Cadex ....( though I had to remove the plastic no mar tip to get it to set the brad head pins consistently)
                  Bruce B.

                  If it takes me twice as long to build something, does that make it "Half Fast" ?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Need a New Pinner

                    I can't speak to that specific porter cable, but the PIN100 I have is an amateur's tool. I think spending any money on a PC is probably throwing good money away. I have another low end gun and it has intermittent problems as well. I'd stay away from the low dollar ones is you use it on a semi-regular basis. I also have a senco. It has never jammed or misfired but I wouldn't call it a high performer. I'd like to have a Grex, Omer, or Cadex.
                    there is ALWAYS a better way waiting to be discovered-
                    yfc

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                    • #11
                      Re: Need a New Pinner

                      I've got the a Grex 1 3/8" and I love it. Brought it to a showroom job where we were doing 29 mock kitchens. Lots of trim and crown. 2 guys went out and bought one each before the job was finished because they liked mine so much.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Need a New Pinner

                        Joe,

                        The longest pin I shoot is 1-3/8". Never needed anything longer in 23ga.

                        I need a new 18ga. #3 in 5 years just quit. All 3 Senco, they replaced my original Senco that lasted 15 years. I'm considering the Grex.

                        Tom
                        Last edited by tjbnwi; 01-22-2012, 04:15 PM.
                        http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

                        Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Need a New Pinner

                          I have the Max and really like it have had no problems yet.
                          ~Kent~

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                          • #14
                            Re: Need a New Pinner

                            Tom, the 18 gauge Max is the best one out there.
                            ~Kent~

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                            • #15
                              Re: Need a New Pinner

                              Thanks Kent, I'll look into it.

                              Tom
                              http://chicagocraftsmen.org/2011/06/261.html

                              Check with the AHJ, what we say doesn't matter.

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