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Old 08-11-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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so my fence it all framed up, just need to apply the dog-ear fence boards.

what should i use? deck screws would be best but expensive and time consuming. hand nails, ehh right in the middle... i'm really hoping to use my rigid framing nailer but i can't seem to find any galvanized nails for it?

what does everyone else use? it's about 80ft of fence.

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1 ” ring shanks, Stainless Steel here on the Coast. Shoot them out of a coil nailer.

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Agree with Kwikfish, use stainless. Galvanized nails can be problematic if of low quality and you can't tell until after the fact.
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Stainless, indeed. Ring shanks would work well, imo. Just make sure you get it right the first time. Ring shanks aren't too forgiving.

Hence, I tend to use higher grade screws like SPAX or (preferably) GRK. I've almost entirely sworn off nails. (even powder nails).

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