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Review by Holbs posted 10-07-2018 07:24 PM 554 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With my shed project, I knew a nailer was going to be needed for framing. Not wanting to chuck out $200 or $300 for a rarely used nailer, I opted for the NuMax 21 degree framing nailer hooked up to my 3HP/12 gallon air compressor.
I’m thankful I did, after nearly 1,000 framing nails into 2×4’s and paneling.
Works as advertised.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"




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#1 posted 10-08-2018 03:39 AM

Congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 10-08-2018 02:35 PM

I never heard of NuMax, but that’s a terrific price for a framing nailer. I have a Bostitch 21° nailer that cost almost 3X more, that I rarely use these days.

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#3 posted 10-08-2018 03:49 PM

I got the same one from HD for just a couple of bucks less and so far it has worked as well as any other brand that I have used in the past. I have only run about 200 nails thru it so far and the only issue I have had is that it doesn’t seem to like to fire the last 4 or 5 nails by their self, but that is fixed by just adding a new stick of nails to it and then it fires the last few and continues thru the new stick , so no big deal.

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#4 posted 10-09-2018 12:24 AM

Richard…this Numax is the same. Will not fire if 3 or 4 nails remaining. Have to insert more nails.
Must be a safety issue? Or wear & tear prevention?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 04:24 PM

I guess it could be intentional to keep you from firing it empty which could cause damage to the gun.

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