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Forum topic by GEORGE6149 posted 09-22-2008 07:11 AM 1031 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2008 07:11 AM

I plan on buying a 10 ga air nailer.I see all these come in different angles.Some accept multiple angle.Why are there different angled nailers What are their pro’s and cons Is a multiple angle more versatile even though you need different nails. What angle is most versatile? Thanks


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#1 posted 09-22-2008 08:12 AM

What I did when I was shopping for a nailer was to stick with the deepest angle I could find that had nails that were readily available. The deeper the angle, the more easily you can nail in tight spaces. I ended up with a Hitachi nailer, I don’t remember what model number.

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#2 posted 09-22-2008 04:27 PM

Is 10 gauge a framing nail? If it is, you may want to check your local building codes. Many places require round head nails and do not permit the use of clipped head nails.

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#3 posted 09-22-2008 04:42 PM

I have had 2 framing nailers, a porter cable which I lost in the shop fire and a Rigid which was the replacement. Both are excelent tools. As near as I can find out the advantage to cliped head nails is that they can get more nails in a strip. This might be important to a framer, but I always opt for the round head because even home projects can require a permit and inspection. My experience is that inspecters are really hair spliters particularrly with people who do thier own work rather than hire a contractor. It would be just my luck to have some hair spliter tell me I have to replace every nail in my new 50×100 barn because I used cliped nails instead of round. I would be more concerned wit the differant lengths of nail the gun will take. Some things just don’t need 3” nails but some do. rt

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#4 posted 09-24-2008 04:24 AM

I want to thank everybody for their input


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#5 posted 09-24-2008 05:30 AM

Bostich F28WW is by far the most used in my area, I’ve never used anything else. Did you mean 10d rather than 10 gage? 10d=3’‘

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