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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-26-2011 03:50 AM 888 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beginningwoodworker

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08-26-2011 03:50 AM

I am wondering would a Paslode F350 Framing Nailer work on my Bostitch Trim Air Compressor? Someone told me my compressor wont work with a framing nailer because its to small. I think its 1.5 gal.


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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 04:31 AM

The worst that happens, you pause between runs of nails. I used something similar when nailing up the walls on an addition I did. The thing kicked on a lot.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 04:38 AM

I have an old Thomas compressor (1.5 hp) that powered a framing nailer with ease, it should work!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 04:42 AM

Yes I am afraid it will kick on alot.

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 07:37 AM

Buy the nailer, test it on your compressor, if your happy keep it, if not take in back to
the store. That method works for me every time.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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cloakie1

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 11:33 AM

it should work….you just might not be able to bang them as often as you can with a bigger compressor

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 12:58 PM

I have the same nailer and it should probably work with your compressor as long as you don’t try any rapid nailing.
If you do you will see stair stepping on the nails as the air drops off.

Smaller nails maybe not so much but definitely on the 3.5 inch nails.

When I framed my shed I ended up getting a 4.5 gal and that solved it. Try it and see though since you already have the compressor.

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nailbanger2

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#7 posted 08-26-2011 01:02 PM

As others have said, the comp. will be running a lot. One thing not said is, if you try to rush it, the gun will jam on you.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#8 posted 08-26-2011 04:07 PM

Take make cordless nailers as well which they is most famous for.

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#9 posted 08-28-2011 02:51 PM

The smaller compressor should only affect pace. Impatience would be rewarded with proud nails but I have seen construction workers frame with that size of compressor many times. I have also seen that size used with a palm nailer, which can be demanding as well. Just the sacrifice that is made when you want to deal with less weight.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#10 posted 08-28-2011 09:12 PM

Ok, David. Would I be damageing my compressor?

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#11 posted 08-28-2011 09:31 PM

just slow down with the nailing

let the compressor catch up

and have a break from time to time

so it doesn’t overheat
keep it in the shade

drink some lemonade from time to time

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 08-28-2011 09:41 PM

:)

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