Recently, JLC asked me to try out Max's new PowerLite framing system. The timing was excellent because our company's four-man crew was scheduled to frame 15 to 20 custom homes this year. That's twice what we normally build, so we were looking for ways to increase production.

The system we tested included a PowerLite framer HN90 coil gun, a 100-foot PowerLite hose, and an AKHL 1050E PowerLite compressor. Most framing guns operate at 100 psi and run off compressors that produce 120 to 150 psi. The HN90 operates between 170 and 330 psi and is connected to a 400-psi compressor.

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