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  • dp
    started a topic pneumatic nailers?

    pneumatic nailers?

    I read a post on woodnet that says Ridgid is set to release a full line of nail guns this summer. Perhaps they'll put out a combo set to compete with PC and Bostitch?

  • HomeHandyGuy
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    I just finished my first day using my new Ridgid R250SAF straight finish nailer and I got to say I was impressed. Baseboards and casing all day and not 1 misfire, jamb or problem. I found it light weight and well balanced. I know there has been a lot of discussion about this new line and I think they have a good product here. If you buy one, don't forget the extra coupon to register for the "Limited Lifetime" warranty. Don't know if it will really mean that much but I figure if they are offering it I will take it.
    Harvey

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  • dietz
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    Spaceblue,
    I have been told by a number of people that a "Lifetime Warranty" may vary by state. This is to say that YOUR state may NOT recognize such a statement, and Ridgid (or any other mfg) would not have honor the implied agreement.
    Now I DO believe that they WOULD honor it on principal, but there is always that out.
    Funny ... lawyers always screw everything up !!! hehe

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  • spacebluesonoma
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    A lifetime warranty is a lifetime warranty. when www.ridgidparts.com was providing the parts they were "johnny on the spot". I have not ordered anything from ordertree.com because i have a Ridgid table saw, Jointer, and band saw and have had no problems with them (except for my jointer out of the box which ridgidparts.com fixed on the spot!

    I have a PC pancake compressor and finishing nailer. I was looking at the ridgid brad nailer and framing nailer.

    I had my eye on the delta brad nailer/stapler combo. Never seen a pneumatic combo gun. I am skeptical.

    But the ridgid pneumatic tools look well made, and have a lifetime warranty.

    I do not make a living with my tools (yet), so if I were to buy ridgid and have to wait 3-4 weeks for parts, well i would not be happy, but they would be free!

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  • Conkle73
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    hey badgerdave . what is a (crown stapler) ? is that a stapler that is designed to attach crown molding? no disrespect!

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  • ehaley
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    I am a HUGE fan of Ridgid tools, and I would consider their tools over almost any other, except for air tools. When it came to my air nailer purchases. I seriously considered the Ridgid tools, but I decided to go with the Porter Cable Air/Brad nailer/compressor kit, as well as their framing nailer due to price, reliability, and the fact that they all came with their own hard cases. PC makes good pneumatic tools and routers, but for everything else, Ridgid is at the top of my list.

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  • bob bridgewater
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    Safty is nothing to turn your head at.I learned this the hard way.I saw a man die in mississippi.this fela under a man that was doing top plates and brought the gun down with his finger on the triger and hit him in the head.to this day I cant forget.

    Be safe out there folks.
    Bob B

    [ 02-19-2005, 09:30 PM: Message edited by: bob bridgewater ]

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  • jon
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    all i have to say is the real good corded ridgid isnt ridgid at all.

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  • George
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    I knew he had to do something stupid in a hurry. I see a lot of stupid things on all those shows. I guess they don't want to look "uncool" on TV. Yeah, they'll think "uncool" one day.

    Man you got to respect those things. I know my limitations. Sometimes I'll start getting in too big a hurry and taking unsafe shortcuts and I have to stop myself, tell myself to slow down and do it right. And I know when I get too tired to operate the tools safely to turn it off and call it a day.

    I remember many years ago my Father was improperly feeding a piece on his table saw. He was ripping a narrow piece. I can't remember if he had is blade guard on my I do remember is seldom kept it on. Anyway, he split the end digit of his thumb right down the middle. He was lucky because they saved it but it looked funny from then on.

    When he went to the emergency room an old friend of his was in the ER too and had just layed his hand open between the thumb and forefinger with a circular saw. My Father passed away Christmas of '83 from a heart attack. The guy my Mother is dating now is a framer. He recently shortened a finger with a circular saw after working too long and fast all day.

    If I'm to0 tired or I just don't "have game" that day (making too many mistakes) I walk away from those meat eaters!

    Did you see in the news recently about the guy who shot hiself through the mouth with a nail gun? Don't know how he did it and he didn't even know what happened it went in so fast. He kept complaining about a tooth ache for several days and finally went to the dentist. They took an x-ray and found, I think, a 3" nail driven straight up the roof of his mouth!

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  • daveferg
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    Well, unlocked bevel or no insert----both are pretty poor examples to be showing on TV, to a bunch of amateurs who might not know better.

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  • papadan
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    On that episode when the Dado shifted and messed up the piece. They stated that wrong. The idiot operating the saw didn't lock the arbor tilt and he ruined the piece and set himself up for a possible injury.

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  • daveferg
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    Equally scary---you reminded me----on the Hometime episode, Dean Johnson was also use a 2400---for dados---and the idiot didn't even have an insert in place--of any kind. That moron on DIY is supposed to be his brother---maybe Dean has been taking lessons in unsafe behavior.

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  • George
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    Originally posted by bob bridgewater:
    ...paslode brand most of the time they are made in orange ...
    Bob B
    These I saw were not Paslode. I am familiar with what those look like. The ones I saw on TV I haven't seen anywhere before. And, just about every tool used on the aforementioned shows are brands that Home Depot stocks as Home Depot is the prime sponsor.

    Off the subject, on the same episode in which I saw the brad nailer, there was a guy using the TS2400LS job site table saw with a stacked dado on it. The blade tilted on the arbor and ruined his work. They didn't say why it happened but after reading all the stuff about problems using stacked dados on the new stationary table saw I had to wonder.
    But I'm pretty sure he just got in a hurry and didn't tighten it down properly.

    [ 02-18-2005, 08:30 AM: Message edited by: George ]

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  • daveferg
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    Paul V.---as to anything new---wasn't aware of the pulse drive on the Metabos----they sure didn't point it out. As to the charger---well, while glad you weren't stuck with a bad one, their chargers and batteries certainly had more than their share of complaints. Again--as to nothing new---my Makitas have never taken longer to charge than I could wear out the next battery.

    Bob---occassionaly seen that type----I can certainly think of situations where it would be helpful.

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  • bob bridgewater
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    Back to the air guns ,I use paslode brand most of the time they are made in orange to they come in every thing from framing to finish nailers. They work off CO'2 cells and batterys I'll get about 1000 shots from a cell There not as tough as a Bostitch But there are no hose lines in your way.

    Be safe out there folks.
    Bob B

    [ 02-19-2005, 12:30 AM: Message edited by: bob bridgewater ]

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