Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Cool New Tool

A few weeks ago while in Home Depot, I came across a fairly good deal - a DeWalt compressor combo consisting of (2) nailers, and a compressor for $260. I wasn't quite ready to buy so I made my purchase of intention, and kept this in the back of my mind. I have several other DeWalt tools that have been great and having a nailer for the panel wainscoting seemed to be worth the price. I've never used one but I understand with installing trim, it is a humongous help because it's quick, chances of hammer dents are eliminated, and you don't have to set the finish nail.

I ended up buying it at Lowes last week for $233. The Home Depot that I originally found it had no more on the floor, and they were clueless as to when they'd be getting more in. Actually, they were clueless as to the very product I was talking about.

Imagine that....Home Depot not knowing anything about the products they sell.



At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Evan said...

This is one of those tool purchases that makes you want to bean yourself for not buying one sooner. I recently picked up a similar Porter Cable compressor / nailer set and I love it. It rocks for trim work, and it's great for cleaning your workspace with a blast of compressed air. Definitely a worthwhile purchase in my book!

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Hi Evan-
You know I haven't even used the thing yet, and I'm already thinking that I had wished I had bought it before for other crown molding projects.
Thanks for the reassurement.

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just nailed all of the tongue and groove beadboard for our soffit by hand. I'll NEVER do that again. I'm getting a nail gun to do the rest of it on the upper cornice.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Hi Kurt-
I just checked your site and yeah, I can see why you'd want a nailer. But just think how much STRONGER that one arm is...

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Hambone said...

Another nice thing about a nail gun is that it fills a nice role in home security. With a lightweight compresser you can also go hunting with it.


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