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  1. #1
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    Default Air tools and compressor

    What would be a great price far a air compressor, I just need it to build frames and boxes so it does need to be large only cheep

    Is there such a thing as a staple gun and brad gun all in one.
    What would be the best gun to buy.

    What size staples and brads should I get?


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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    I cant remember the exact price, but I got a air compressor and 3 differnt guns from Home Depot for under $200. And that is all you will ever need.
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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    I couldnt find the combo kit but the compresser is $99 and the 3 guns are $129 on there web site. If you go to the store you should be able to find the combo kit for $199. Which is the price for just one gun if purchased seperatly, go figure.
    It comes with a finish nailer, brad nailer, and staple gun. All three is what you need for hive bodies and frames.
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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    This gun and a light duty compressor is all you need. You can shoot different length staples depending on your task. 3/4" to 1" for frames, 1 1/2" for boxes. (I use Titebond III wood glue along with the staples).

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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    Bostitch 2-in Brad Nailer and Compressor Air Tool Kit
    Item #: 299318 | Model #: CPACK1850BN


    $179.00
    Was: $199.00 (Save 10% thru 10/30/2012)

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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    I have the expensive air nailers and compressors, but i also have some of the cheap ones from harbor freight.

    believe it or not the ones that i use all the time are the cheap ones....the expensive guns stay in the case. These cheap guns have never failed $21.95?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...sor-95275.html
    http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...8019-8341.html

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    Don't be afraid to add a manfold and a hose for each gun. That way you don't have to swap out guns and hoses. In frame building I have been using three different guns
    David

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    One nailer that I really like is a pin nailer for nailing wedge bar in
    David

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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    Compressors and pneumatic tools are popular items at pawn shops, so don't count them out if your good at haggling.

    Garrett

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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    I bought a Lowes $99 special a few years back. It had a 2 gal, Campbell-Hausfeld compressor (very loud) and a very cheap brad nailer. The nailer lasted about a year. I had just commented to myself that this thing had more than paid for itself when it immediately died. I bought a Hitachi brad nailer on Amazon for about 89 bucks and it is working great in its second or third year. The first compressor died this year and I replaced it with a Husky 8 gallon for about 140 bucks. It is oil filled and runs much quieter, and longer between recharges than the cheap one I had.

    The first, cheaper compressor probably helped me build close to a thousand frames, about a hundred hive boxes and all the assorted top and inner covers, as well as screened bottom boards and shims. The new Husky is great and a joy to work with, especially since it is the barn, well away from the wood shop with a 50' air hose running to the shop.

    I use 18ga brads.

    Wayne

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    Default Re: Air tools and compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    Is there such a thing as a staple gun and brad gun all in one.
    I saw one at Sears last week. I already have a brad nailer so I didn't pay much attention to it.

    Ted

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