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Old 02-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #16
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And now they make fasteners that are "threaded" - they go in with a nail gun, but can be removed with a driver. Have not used them yet....

Yes, the biggest reason nails are used is cost in the cookie-cutter construction industry, where millions of nails are used per year. That is a savings that doesn't doesn't show up as much on my balance sheet.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #17
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We did trim work with nail guns at trade school.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #18
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the only time we use hand nails for trim is for exterior lodge pole pine that we use for wood siding and fibre cement siding. it needs a heavy gauge nail to hold the trim in place.. all interior gets gunned

im surprised they let you use nailers in school. mostly for the safety factor.. too many bodies in a small area
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #19
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Yes thats why we did use nail guns. I hand nail siding, and roofing.
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what type of siding are yoiu installing. we use ring nailers for cedar shingles, clap boards and fibre cement. we hand nail vinyl and celex siding
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Vinyl, Plywood Siding, and Harid Plank.
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I've Agree that nail guns are faster than screws. I am going to try find a Senco SFN40 15 Guage Nailer to replace my 16 guage DeWalt.

even though a nail gun shoots a nail out at a very fast rate ( I've seen men shot with nail guns and have had gun nails fly at my face) it is considered to add finesse to the carpentry skill and I like them. there is a reason most nail guns come with safety glasses in the gun case.
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I keep safety in mind when using nail guns.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:30 AM   #24
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I know some people will shoot me for saying this but I like buying the Harbor Freight nail guns. I have their framing gun and have used it to frame out my entire basement, build my shed, and replace a shed roof for my father. All of that without a single miss fire. My father has their roofing gun and and I used it for my shed shingles without a problem. He also has a 16 gauge finish gun I have used which fires good except for when it only fires the nail in flush or alittle above flush.
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I buy Harbor Freight tools when I need a tool that I don't know if I'll use much. So much less expensive of an investment. I just assume they will break within a year. Funny thing is, out of the dozen tools I've bought, only 1 was a piece of junk (battery recipro saw) and the others work great and have lasted. I know they must be built in China, but at the prices I just have to buy them. I just couldn't afford to build up my toolset any other way. I also buy more expensive American tools when there's a good tool I know I'll make use of.
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Harbo Freight Tools are not allow in my carpentry business.
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Harbor Freight tools are being used by contractors more and more. With the amount of abuse their tools get they dont last long and with these harbor freight saws and so on they are perfect for pick up and throw away. With that said I own tons of their tools. I have their nailers, air compressors, sockets and wrenches, and so on and have had them for years. Yea I dont use them everyday but I have only had 1 thing I bought from them thats gone bad and that was an air hose.
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I dont abuse my tools so I rather buy a better tool.
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I dont abuse my tools either but if I can get a miter saw for under $200 that will do the same exact thing as one thats $400, I will go for the cheaper one.
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Well I buy Use USA Made Tools off E-bay.

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