Am putting up some self made molding, with the molding having a 1/4"
rabbit, rouhly 3/8" wide, that needs to be fastened to a previous
layer of 1/4" plywood. The molding is made of 1"x13/4" ash and
How far from the edge do I have to shoot the nail (18 gauge, 2")
before I have to worry about it blowing out the side? The grain is
farly neutral, so I would like to shoot through the rabbit, and will
be using construction glue to attach the "unrabbited" balance of the
molding. Hope this is making sense.
The ohter option is a 23 gauge pin nailer, but I would have to buy
I brought a cheap HF 23 gauge pin nailer, which turned out to be used
but sold as new. Stuck with my 18 gauge - good job, one blowout. I
nailed perpendicular to the grain so it would cut through versus
parallel where it would slice and be more prone to blowout. Looked
this trick up in Google - a million and one uses..
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