Re: Brad Nails Recommendation
In my Senco gun I have shot Senco, Craftsman, Porter Cable, and whatever the generic stuff is at Harbor Freight. All brands pass through my gun without problem and I've not noticed any difference in holding power of the fastener from one brand to another. I generally use whatever is most readily available at time of purchase.
Don't forget with your new gun to get gun oil and add a few drops before each day of use, depending on how much you use the gun. The oil not only keeps the piston, seals, and mechanicals lubricated, it prevents rust from the moist air that passes through the gun, because compressed air drops out the moisture that collects in your air tank and hoses. Also don't forget to drain your tank and hoses periodically.
When you oil your gun, it is best to remove the nails, add 3 to 5 drops of oil, then fire the gun 12 to 20 times, then wipe the gun down. This is to blow the oil and residue out before you start your nailing project. It will prevent oil staining of the materials you're working with and possible finish adhesion issues.
Enjoy your new gun, let us know how it goes.
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