Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OutbackJoe Top Of The Line Brad Nailer, Nail Gun And Staple Guns With Compressor
This kit comes with everything needed to do any home or furniture finish work. There are 3 guns, 1 brad nailer, 1 straight nailer and one narrow crown staple gun, 1 - 6 gallon compressor. The kit also has a 25' heavy duty PVC hose with quick disconnect fittings already installed. And a heavy pack cloth pouch for all the guns and the hose. This is the first time I have ever seen a kit that is so complete all you need to do is load fasteners, plug in the compressor and go to work.
With 3 guns to choose from, 1 nail, 1 brad and 1 stapler. The guns come with full size fastener charts right on each gun. This makes selecting the correct fastener fast and easy even if you have never used this type of equipment you will find them to be very easy to use. All the guns feature easy loading from side slides on both of the brad guns to the drop in rail on the staple gun. All the guns have a port in the slide that shows when you are about to run out of fasteners. I have used many different types of commonly available fasteners in these guns and have not had a problem with any of them. This makes projects easier to complete since you don't have to hunt for a specific brad, nail or staple. Most any straight shank fastener that’s shown on the guns chart will work. These guns also have a movable exhaust port so no matter where you are using these guns the exhaust can be directed away from your face. Even when the port is pointed towards your hand there is a dam to defuse the exhaust.
When I first saw the compressor I was worried that it would take a long time to come all the way up to pressure, since the compressor head seemed small. I was happy to see that it only took about 2 minutes to come up to full pressure. I also like the quietness of this compressor. Since it has large rubber feet it also will stay put on most surfaces. The compressor seems to be very well built since it has a heavy duty roller bearing on the compressor head crank shaft. It also has a pressure regulator and two pressure gauges making it very easy to get the fasteners sunk to the correct depth.
Overall this is a very impressive kit, everything needed is included. Just add power and fasteners. This is really more than a 5 star kit.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy All In One Kit. Quality Assembly. Quick Recovery Compressor. Easy Load Nailers/Stapler
Freeman has a quality all in one nailer/stapler combo for almost all your home and professional trim needs.
Out of the box you'll get everything you'll need (aside from the fasteners) to start putting up trim and molding in your home or on the job site.
Included is the 6 gallon compressor, 25 feet of airline, air tool oil, allen wrenches, a sweet canvas carrying bag, two nailers and one stapler.
The compressor runs off regular house voltage and fills from empty to 120-135psi quickly. You can see tank pressure on the big gauge, and the smaller gauge allows you to regulate output pressure based on the tool you're using. It also has a quick connector installed on the output, which lets you snap the included airline to it, without having to use a wrench. My favorite features of the compressor are it's quick recovery time when it needs to refill and the easily used drain valve. No more fumbling with the drain screws at the bottom of the tank, this one is on the lower side of the tank and flips open easily.
The included airline is made of PVC and is kind of stiff when you take it out. Uncoil it and let it sit in the sun for a bit and it softens right up.
The 16ga finish nailer is a robust gun, with a nice sticky rubber grip. It won't slide around in sweaty hands. Loading nails is fast and easy, no room for misloading and jamming while putting nails in. Depth can be adjusted with a wheel just behind the nailer head. At 85psi it sank the nails into pine 1/8" deep. So no adjustment was needed at all. It takes finish nails from .75 to 2.5 inches long.
Up next was the 18ga brad nailer. It also has a nice feel in the hand and has the same sticky rubber grip as it's bigger brother. It will take .625 to 2 inch brad nails. At 85psi, it sank the nails 1/8" deep. There was no depth adjustment on the nailer according to the manual. You adjust depth with the air pressure.
Finally we come to the little 18ga narrow crown stapler. It's the smallest of the bunch, but it works as well as it's larger counter parts. It too has the nice sticky rubber grip. It has no depth adjustment, just like the brad nailer, you adjust depth with air pressure. At 85psi, it again sank the narrow crown staples to 1/8" each.
All three guns have an attractive black and orange finish and have adjustable exhaust valves, allowing you to aim it away from you. They also come with attached plugs for the airline and each can have an included belt hook attached if you feel so inclined. The manuals say the guns are 'oil free', but then they tell you to oil them with the included oil if you have been using them for an extended period. To be safe, just add a couple drops of oil to the guns every time you take them out of storage and you should be fine.
At no point did any of the guns jam. I fired dozens of fasteners and they never locked up. I attribute this to the excellent build quality of the guns and the using high quality fasteners from Home Depot. Don't skimp on fastener quality. It's not worth the headache.
The canvas bag is heavy duty and has three internal pockets to hold all three nail guns. It also has a front pocket for holding nails and staples. The compressor has a sturdy handle too, which means you can grab the tools and the compressor and move them quickly and easily to any job.
Overall this is a great combo set. You only need to buy nails/staples to finish it off and start working. Compact and easy to move around makes it tops for any type of job.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KatCar Thoroughly impressed
Was thoroughly impressed with this purchase and equipment!
I am a DIY'er and needed this basically for the 18 gauge tool for 1 1/2" brads for putting in new trim on top of some wood floors I put in. Ended up using both the 18 gauge and 16 gauge nail guns and plan on using the stapler to put in some crown molding in the fairly new future.
Package arrived in a timely manner. Easy to understand and use. (This was my first experience with this type of tool).
The compressor, while quite heavy, was easy to use and the 25 foot hose allowed me to cover a lot of area without having to move the compressor around! YAY
The guns are protected by the soft sided carrying case for ease and have not had a single misfire. I was a bit skeptical of this purchase at first, but glad I did it as it saved me a lot of time and rental fees.
2 of my neighbors have already claimed eminent domain on this purchase when they heard me using it.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER1930 Looks great
This rating is based mostly on two of my contractor friends who have studied this equipment in detail. I have not had a chance to use it yet. My friends say it looks like a fine piece of machinery and would not hesitate to get one for themselves. After I have used it for a while I will update this review. Just in passing, the order arrived a day early and the packing was very well done.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlbr Combo kit
The 6 gallon compressor was worth the sale price that we paid for the whole combo kit. The nail guns are a very good quality and the bag to keep them in was an added bonus. You can not go wrong to buy this kit.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rfr Good buy for the money
The compressor is small enough to be carried around , and can handle brad and staple guns for a handy man projects
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigdog Got the job done!
My husband has used many time already and really likes it.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DBarcelo Very handy tool
An air tool is a very good investment for an intermediate level DIY'r, and this one is very good. Three different guns with the compressor, a good long hose, and oil. Everything you need, plus a case for the guns. The compressor and tank are very good quality, holding the air very well.
June 17, 2014