I would have no idea what 1d coated sinkers are. Our nails are not
classified that way but rather by inches of length.
I used a lot of barbed nails for my latest home construction at 3 times the
price of the regular air nailer units. They had the coated tips on them and
barbs. Yes, they were horrible to pull out again, immediately or any time.
They were not supposed to corrode as they were all galvanized also. Perhaps
that was why they came barbed???
Another point o mention, I understand that in the USA the clipped head
varieties are not legal anymore or are going away? A freshly driven clipped
head nail with a barbed shaft would pull right through a spruce 2x4 as the
hold was stringer than the pull of the head. I can understand why they may
be done away with, there.
Some other framers arrived to assist putting the trusses up and like the
other crews I have seen here they did not use nailers but wore the apron
full of 3.5" ardox bare steel nails. They were all taught using nail guns in
framing school but soon gave it up for practical reasons. . They were easy
to correct with any decent hammer in the next few days. After a few weeks
this was not the case, anymore. The corrosion, and perhaps the wood healing
somewhat, made them almost as hard to pull as the barbed ones. Sheeting was
hand tacked by all and followed by a nailer used by the first year
apprentice when they didn't need him.
A few dozen framers I have worked with never used power nailers. First, in
Canuckistan they run $500-800 for a decent cordless unit. The same units
that sell at HD in the US for $2-300. The companies didn't want to supply
them, at that price and have them wrecked or stolen frequently. They corded
units are too dangerous and clumsy to drag up when climbing wooden
structures and old fashion ardox steel nails work better for reasons stated
above. They don't have to listen compressor noise drowning out the satellite
rock music blasting, either. They never put them in their mouths but handy
in their aprons.
All the best.
"Morgans" wrote in message
Go get you a box of 1d coated sinkers. That is what most framers hand drive
in 2 x 4's. put a few in your mouth to hold them like some old timers used
Tell me what your lips and teeth look like, after a few minutes with a
half-dozen of those nails in your mouth.