Has anyone been able to buy Senco's new FinishPro 21LXP. I would love to try it but can't find it anywhere. I called Senco and all they could give me was a list of retailers (Which I had already visited). My next question was "Have you shipped any?" She had no clue. any help would be appreciated.
having bought 3 of the newer senco 18g nailers and having sent 2 back and living with the third i would avoid senco they have went down the cheap road
having said that i have close to 20 senco guns and the older ones are great
I've owned and used Senco for years, but no more. They have taken the "prosumer" route and really dumbed their guns down. Unfortunately all my older guns were stolen, so I'm stuck with the newer cheaper guns for now. I'd like to hear more about the Grex.
I guess I just really liked the idea of using 23 gauge on my reface jobs to have the nail holes less noticeable. Hell I was not even sure if it would have the holding power I need.
Does anyone have a recommendation for another brand of slight head pinner?
I've owned the original Senco 23. It failed after not that many nails. The Porter cable was a nice gun until it failed. The Grex does not fail. It is awesome. It is not expensive, all the other ones are cheap.
I think the tolerances on 23 gauge pinners are very high. They are not like most guns. That's why the cheap ones work for awhile and then they wear out.
The Grex also shoots the longest pins. Great for installing crown in kitchens.
I recently bought my first grex 23g gun, then I called grex to see if they were going to offer a 21g nailer and they said they hope to have one in a yr or two. My 1st senco accuset 23g never did work right. In fact I estimated I paid off 1/2 of the 23g gun price on the 1st job when I lent it to my installer and he did not have to putty a single hole. mike
my current general nailer for reface jobs is a Dewalt 18g that has run great for the past 7 years. I do use a senco 23g for tall crown and have not had any issues with it. However, it does not get the use that my Dewalt does. I guess i just really like the idea of leaving a hole of 21g that i assume would be nearly unnoticeable. I have never had any complaints from my customers about nail holes showing but I am really particular about trying to make our reface jobs not look "Refaced". I will have to keep an eye out for that nailer in the next couple years.
The grex guns are the only ones i will buy anymore. I have the brad gun and the two pin nailers. 3/8 to 1-3/16 and 1/2" to 1-3/8. The guns are reliable, the service the company provides is responsive and the guns have some power to push those pins through hardwood. Considering buying another mini pin nailer from them. They are not cheap, but you get what you pay for with these!
I've had the 21 ga. Senco for several months now and use it almost daily without issue! Sinks up to 2" nails in crown, fillers, and trim installation of pretty much all wood species. Though it will leave a few nails proud/bent occasionally at full depth, (2"), in extremely hard woods like Hickory, but I can't say that is surprising with such a small diameter pin at 2" length!
With that said, I really like the head size and the virtually invisible hole left behind that doesn't require filling in most woods! It's really like using a 23 ga headless pin with holding power close to an 18 ga brad!
The only negitive I have found is the 21 ga pins are a bit scarse at this point !
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