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  1. #16
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    Default Re: brad nailers

    I'm loving the Grex Green Buddy also. It's just a superior tool, and priced accordingly. Over the several years I'll have it, though, the extra $100 will be well worth it if only for the pleasure of picking it up many times a day instead of a cheapie.

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    Default Re: brad nailers

    Quote Originally Posted by climberevan View Post
    I'm loving the Grex Green Buddy also. It's just a superior tool, and priced accordingly. Over the several years I'll have it, though, the extra $100 will be well worth it if only for the pleasure of picking it up many times a day instead of a cheapie.
    I thought the same thing with my cadex pinner, until after about 500 pins the o-ring on the driver needed to be replaced.

    Right now I decided to throw the ridgid nailer in the van, and keep the Milwaukee in the shop. The Milwaukee has a slight leak that sucked down the little Thomas too quick on the job, but barely puts a dent in the Quincy in the shop. When I dumped a bunch of oil in it it seems to help too. even though it is an oiless gun, figured what did I have to lose?

    If I like the ridgid, I will probably just pick up another sometime. The idea of it's warranty is appealing.

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    I've had the same problem with my Cadex 23. After much research and experimentation, I've determined that I was using WAY too much oil in it, and the o-ring suffered. I now only oil it about every 5th use, and sparingly at that. Still, it's an awfully expensive gun to have such a weak point.

    I think the Grex is a little more robust, or at least I hope so. Time will tell. The 21 gauge Cadex that pretty much replaced the 23 has been through a lot more pins and is still working perfectly--I've been using a lot less oil in it, too.

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