Need a recommendation for a framing nailer or a link to a review (if any one
knows of one).. Initial use will be a fence project, followed by an outdoor
Don't need state of the art, just a mid-road model that I can easily get
nails for and is safe and useable for a non-Pro.
Also, round or clipped head? Difference or adv/disadvantage with respect
to the projects listed above.
I recently purchased a Senco Finish Pro 18 brad nailer... Excellent
model..... something on those lines in terms of fit and finish.
I have four Bostich framers and two Sencos. The Bostich nailers seem to hold
up good and are easy to rebuild if needed for about $30.00. We build log
homes and do alot or remodeling and use them everyday so they take alot of
abuse. I have dropped them 3 stories, I actually ran over one with my ton
truck and many more horrible things and they just keep on working. Main
thing is keep the oil in them. Dont be afaid of over oiling them, it wont
hurt them a bit. At least it hasnt mine. Nails are sold practically anywhere
for them and they do use the clip head which is fine for framing and
plywood/OSB sheathing. The Sencos I havent had for long and honestly I dont
use them much. I got them in a horse swap from a guy and for some reason I
still find myself reaching for the Bostich out of habit I guess. They work
ok though and dont have any problems that I can tell yet.
Most framers will do the shed just fine. If the fence project involves
attaching pickets to rails, few framers shoot a nail short enough to
avoid penetrating beyond the horizontal stringer. Fence nails are
usually 1-3/4" or 1-7/8" in length and applied with a coil nailer such
as the Hitachi NV65AH.
My framer is the Hitachi NR83A (20 degree round head). Hitachi also
makes the NR83AA (31 degree clipped head) which is the same nail used
by the Paslode framers.
Pick the nails you want to shoot which are most economical and
available. Then get a nailer which will use them.
Nonsense. The picketts we use on decks and such come in at about 1 1/8" and
if you're using a 2 by for the rails you have another 1 1/2 which gives you
at least 2 5/8, more if the wood is still dripping from being treated which
is often the case. 8d nails for the Bostich are shorter than that already
and if you angle the gun just slighty you have even more. I've done this
plenty of times and my nails never show through. A better alternative is to
use screws for the picketts in the first place which works a whole lot
better and the inspectors will love you for it. Code around here actually
calls for 2 nails top and bottom if you're nailing but only one screw if you
go that route.
I bought a used cordless Passlode from HD when building my shed. Have used
multiple sizes of nails, and except when nailing cedar, I've had no
problems. Cedar is so soft, and you can't really adjust the Passlode to
"just" set the nail. But for doing a fence, deck or shed, you can't beat
having the cordless. And by buying the used one from the HD rental dept, I
saved a fair bit of $$. I am happy with my purchase and would buy this
framing nailer again.
On 1/11/04 10:19, in article sIeMb.24313$5V2.36330@attbi_s53, "cp"
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