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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 04-22-2012 12:30 PM 1915 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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b2rtch

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04-22-2012 12:30 PM

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Why the different angles on the framing nailers and which one to choose?
Do you know any nailer which use full head 6d nails?
I want use a full head nail but framing nailers and nails are too big
Thanks

-- Bert


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Cgwendling

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 12:50 PM

The degree difference if you listen to the manufacturer is for access to tight spaces. That, my friend is a crock, it’s so they can sell you the nails too. For 30+ years that I’ve been using framing nailers, it’s the air chamber and piston assembly that gets in the way the most.
As far as which nailers will do 6d full head. Go for a fence and sheathing coil nailer. They do have a problem with the coils getting tangled up a bit and not firing a nail but if you keep the coils from getting squashed they work pretty good.

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 12:56 PM

plain n simply i like the paslode cordless nailers…..framing and brad nailers…. i’d rather buy the fuel cells than drag around an airline

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 04:54 PM

The 21° nailers use full round head nails. The 28° and up nailers use clipped head nails which are not approved by all building codes. You could use a roofing nailer if you can accept the large head of the roofing nail.

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 05:34 PM

MrRon, I have being thinking about the roofing nailer, but in addition of having large head the nails also have large “body” and are quite short

-- Bert

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 02:29 AM

Mr Ron, I have an older Paslode that was built for clip head nails. Today they make a full head that fits this older gun and they work fine. The problem I see with using these is the nail diameter is sometimes too large and the heads might set too deep.

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 08:01 AM

I don’t know much about framing nailers but I’ve owned a bunch
of finish nailers and my advice is to get a nailer you can get
nails for easily… like Home Despot easy… unless you want
to be driving to special stores where you have to buy 10k
nails at a time and spend $50-$100 on the box.

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 09:59 AM

All of my nailers are Bostitch. I must have about 8 or 9 of them now including the framing nailer. They all have worked great. I cant remember the last time one of them jammed.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 04-23-2012 11:56 AM

I have been using Harbor Freight pin, framing and roofing nailers and I have a been happy with them.
The framing nailer is just too heavy and cumbersome for what I want to do. Ideally I would have a nailer the size of a pin nailer shooting full size head nails.
I do not believe that they exist.
One more thing still to invent.

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 01:14 PM

+1 for paslodes.

Easy peasy, yeah buddy.

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PutnamEco

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#10 posted 04-23-2012 02:27 PM

Ditto, what Cgwendling said.

I have been fairly happy with my Hitachi NV65AH although you may be happier with their NV50AA if you wish to use only smaller fasteners.
Size wise, my NV65AH is between an 15 gauge and framer, or a bit bigger than a roofing nailer. The NV50AA is closer in size to a roofing nailer.
Coil nailers are nice, not always having to reload so often, I often wish for a coil finishing nailer when I’m working on some larger projects.

The Bostitch n64c also looks interesting.

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Grandpa

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#11 posted 04-23-2012 02:44 PM

The reason I have a Paslode is because I can have them repaired or get repair parts locally. Sure you can order them from the internet but I can walk into the local home builder’s supply and walk out in an hour with my nailer workers as good as new. That is worth a lot to me. I will say that I worked on a job with a fellow that used a Hitachi framing nailer and his would drive the nails tighter with less air than any other nailer on the job site.

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#12 posted 04-23-2012 11:51 PM

I got the HF 6-n-1 framing nailer. It will shoot almost all the nails out there by adjusting the angle.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 04-23-2012 11:55 PM

crank49. this is one of the nailers I have, it is too big, too heavy and too cumbersome.

-- Bert

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Loren

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#14 posted 04-24-2012 12:03 AM

You might be pleased with a palm nailer. I have never
used one but they are lightweight and said to work well.
They drive standard, un-collated nails.

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#15 posted 04-24-2012 05:04 PM

I have a palm nailer too. Never thought about that. Best tool ever devised for attaching hurricane clips and such, but they do leave a dent in the wood. I doubt you would want to use one for a full length nail. Hurricane clips are attached with special short nails.

By the way, you mentioned wanting to drive full head 6d nails. ? ? Did you mean 16D nails? 6D are little bitty things. About the closest thing to a 6D might be a narrow crown staple from a structural point of view.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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