Not a good secrete. Here is what I got on my first try:
Of course if you get one of the butane powered ones you don't need any
3-1/4 In. Framing Strip Nailer (Plastic Strip Collation 2 In. to 3-1/4
In. x .113 - .131)
Extremely lightweight weighing only 7.9 lbs. and is well balanced with a
steel magazine. The is designed for continuous operation. The built-in
toenail push lever device allows the user to bounce the tool along the
workpiece, this feature saves valuable time. Operating pressure is 70 - 120
psi and nail capacity is 64 - 74 nails. It also comes equipped with an open
nose design which provides easy extraction for a jammed nail.
Must be truly secret to you, I checked the PC web site, clicked on
Tools, Nailers, Framing Nailers and the list of products has the
pressure required without even looking at details of the nailers.
About seven seconds total.
Every air tool I have ever seen tells you what is needed. Both in pressure
Usually framing nailers are run 70-90 psi. Depends on what size and kind of
nail your using. Ring shanks take a bit more umph to drive home.
It varies quite a bit with the hardness of the wood you are using and
the size of the nails. I think I operate mine -- a Porter Cable FC350
-- at about 85 pounds with 16d nails and soft wood. (I should try it
with some oak...)
If your compressor can deliver 100 pounds (the CFM doesn't matter much)
you should be alright.
<< I have been reading data on framing nailers, but they never give the air
pressure they require. Is there a typical minimum? Why all the secrecy? >>
No secrecy at all. Every owner's manual tells you what the operating range is.
Pick your tool based on the nail sizes you will be using. Air pressure is
always set with a test shot or two. I run my Senco at about 85 PSI for most
stuff, maybe 95 PSI for treated yellow pine. HTH
we set ours at 100 psi for all framing nailers,roof staplers, brad nailers
works fine and havent blown a gun yet. I do know of someone who blew the head
seal of a bostich n80 framing nailer at 160 Psi.
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