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Old 12-31-2011, 09:32 AM   #16
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predrilling and hand nailing has very little hold power. gun nailing doesnt always need to be scraped... if this is the situation you have your drive pin on your gun is geting worn and needs to either be filed down or replaced. ive only had this problem when using cheap nailers or old porter cables, i currently own one paslode and 2 bosch 18 gauge guns none of them cause that problem

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #17
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Thanks, Kirk, you nailed it: mine is an old Porter Cable.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:33 PM   #18
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A Brad Nailer is good for hanging your baseboards.
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Be sure you hit a stud if you use 18g nails on base. The only trouble might be if your base doesn't lay tight between two studs your nails won't be long enough or strong enough to catch the plate. You could probably rent a 15g angle finish nailer pretty cheap at your local rental place.
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You really should have a larger nail as has been mentioned on base, crown, chair rail, and the outside of casing. If you can not afford a finish nailer, the cheaper way to go is to hand drive as has also been mentioned,

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