FYI For those that do woodworking projects

gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
Sep 29, 2012
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I don't trust air powered gadgets that are that cheap. Having a $50 framing nailer explode in my hand might have something to do with that...
 

Domon

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ill take this opportunity to pimp bigskytool.com

http://bigskytool.com/Hitachi_KNT65...r_Compressor_Kit_(Reconditioned)___i2244.aspx

I got that combo (and it consistently comes up at that price) for 110 a bit back. Finish and brad nailers, and a compressor, and then buy a stapler or pin nailer (90% of people wont ever use a pin nailer) separately for another 20 bucks.

Pros: hitachi are among the best air tools ive ever used, cheap, comes with a moderate compressor, free fast shipping
Cons: recon (but looks and feels brand new)
 

fly

Osharts 11
Oct 1, 2004
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LOL, I also order a lot of my stuff from BigSky, and from Reconditioned Tools when it was called that. Their refurbs are usually a sweet deal.
 

Applesauce

The Gypsy-The Acid Queen
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ill take this opportunity to pimp bigskytool.com

http://bigskytool.com/Hitachi_KNT65...r_Compressor_Kit_(Reconditioned)___i2244.aspx

I got that combo (and it consistently comes up at that price) for 110 a bit back. Finish and brad nailers, and a compressor, and then buy a stapler or pin nailer (90% of people wont ever use a pin nailer) separately for another 20 bucks.

Pros: hitachi are among the best air tools ive ever used, cheap, comes with a moderate compressor, free fast shipping
Cons: recon (but looks and feels brand new)

Awesome!!
 

Domon

Robotic Dexter
May 19, 2011
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Awesome!!

Things ive bought from there:

Compressor + finish nailer + brad nailer = 114 bucks
Hitachi WH18DSAL 18V 1.5Ah Lithium Ion Slide Battery Impact Driver + 2 batteries = 60 bucks
Hitachi air stapler = 31 bucks
Hitachi DSAL drill and flashlight kit, 18V + 2 batteries = 69 bucks
 

Domon

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All excellent. Hitachi nailers are among the best you can get in terms of both quality, nail impact damage, and feel, and their drills and impact are solidly up there with the big boys (dewalt, makita) at 1/3rd the price.

The weakest thing of that bunch is the compressor, its solid, and works well, but does have some reports of reliability. Its still not a bad product though.

I had a porter cable nailer before this, and it left bigass square holes, no matter the adjustment in whatever wood you put it in, the hitachi leaves hardly a mark.
 

Applesauce

The Gypsy-The Acid Queen
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Awesome!! Thanks so much for this, really. I wasn't doing a hardcore search for reviews and shit, but I did have this set up in mind for a future purchase. Wasn't sure of brands outside of Makita, DeWalt....as that is all I owned when I was married to my ex...which I let him have all of in my divorce. :/
 

Domon

Robotic Dexter
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Tools are a lot about feel. Hitachi feels like makita. Dewalt is .... chunkier? Hard to describe