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Old 10-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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I'm going to be installing some 1x6 cedar for accents around veneer stone on the exterior of the house. I was planning on nailing it with splitless galvanized nails. Then I thought about how flooring nailers hide all the nail heads and how much nicer the cedar would look without any nail heads showing.

So I was wondering if I used a narrow crown stapler with 1-1/2" galvanized staples, would that hold as well as the splitless nails? Would the lack of a nail in the center of the width allow the cedar boards to bow?

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I've always used 1 1/2" x 7/16" crown staples for 1x6 t&g and never had a problem with pull out. Face nail as needed (starter/last course) with 7d ring shank siding nails.

Do not use 1/4" crown staples.

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What stapler would you recommend? I'm not finding any with a 9/16 crown, at least not brands I recognize.
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Sorry Julie, 7/16" is what I meant.
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Thanks! That I can find. Senco SNS41 looks like the one.
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Senco SNS41 looks like the one.
Good gun, I own a few, some so beat up you can hardly tell what they are but still work just fine.
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I just picked one up. Most of my pneumatic nailers are either PC or Grex. They all came with cases and plugs. The Senco came with neither.

I'm very conscious about debris getting into the air chamber and messing things up. Both PC and Grex have caps on the plugs and, with the cases, I can keep the air chambers pretty clean.

Maybe I can find a cap for the plug.
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It's been awhile since I've seen a Senco in a case, which is not an issue for me because the cases just take up to much room in the box on my truck. I have a pile of empty cases. No little nipple caps on any of my stuff either.

I'm not familiar with Grex but there's certainly nothing wrong with the Porter-Cable. I own one of those too. If you want the case then take it back and get the PC.
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Grex is a high quality nailer, probably a notch above Senco. I bought the Senco stapler for $180. The same thing in Grex would have run about $250.

I have one of their pin nailers. I love it! You can just feel the difference over PC. I own one PC 15ga trim nailer, 2 PC brad nailers and one upholstery nailer. Grex is heads above them all.

Since I would probably only be using the crown stapler occasionally, I couldn't justify the extra cost for the Grex, but I was tempted!

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Not sure how much board foot you are running but GRK or stainless trim screws put in at an angle atop the tongue work good to and are hidden afterwards. you will most likely still need to face nail the border pieces as is usually the case. trim nails are very small also and putty can fill them easily. either way you will achieve greater holding capability with the screws as apposed to nails unless you use the spiral type nails. trim nails will provide little holding power and the staples you mentioned are like two trim nails next to each other only relying on the heated glue set when shot to hold them in place. there is a tiny bit of glue on the shank of the staple. for maximum grab getting the staples sunk deep into studs is the target if using them and angle the staple ever so slightly ...

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