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Mijotter 02-28-2013 12:06 AM

Choosing the right Nail Gun

Would this nail gun be sufficient for framing my basement walls? I plan on using 10d 6.35cm framing nails and galvanized ones for nailing to the treated lumber. Or would a Palm Nailer like this work;

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 05:32 AM

If u r going to use palm nailer might as well gammer. Those r really only good for nailing into tight spots were you can't get a framing or TiVo gun so I would def choose the framing gun

Mijotter 02-28-2013 07:26 AM

Ok awesome. So would the nail gun I linked work with the nails I had listed in this same post? If not do those palm nailers handle those framing nails I have listed in this same post?

hand drive 02-28-2013 07:29 AM

a cheaper nail gun will result in sooner failure. buy a good nail gun and you can sell it used later and make some money back, more if you take care of it while you use it. a palm nailer is more of a specialty nail gun for tight spaces etc... a standard nail gun is better suited for more purposes.

Mijotter 02-28-2013 07:42 AM

I am not framing an entire house. Just a small basement that nail gun i linked work with those nails I listed or not? If not will a palm nailer handle those same nails? Thanks.

joecaption 02-28-2013 08:17 AM

Forget about the palm nailer, it would be a pain to try and toe nail with, It would be very hard to get the nails started on an angle.
I agree with the other poster for a job that small a reguler hammer would make more since if that the only job you have for it.
By the time you buy the gun and the special nails for that gun you have spent more then it's worth.
If your building the wall laying down you need 16D, if your toe nailing you need 8D.
Only use nails marked ACQ approved for the bottom plate.
Just any galvinized nail will not work.

Mijotter 02-28-2013 08:25 AM

Ok, I'm not trying to be rude or anything. But can someone just answer my question please. The one i've asked 3 times so far; Would the nail gun i provided the link for handle the type of nails i have listed? Thank you.

joecaption 02-28-2013 08:36 AM

Yes it will work, going to also need at least a compressor that can put out 3.5 CFM to run it.

Mijotter 02-28-2013 04:26 PM

Thanks a lot. And sorry, will it work with 16d nails as well? Also, it says it's a clipped head nailer, do i HAVE to get clipped head nails?

Canarywood1 02-28-2013 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Mijotter (Post 1127001)
Thanks a lot. And sorry, will it work with 16d nails as well? Also, it says it's a clipped head nailer, do i HAVE to get clipped head nails?

Yup, a full head nailer is more readily accepted,one like this.

joecaption 02-28-2013 07:10 PM

Using cliped head nails will not pass inspection in some areas.
There also getting harder to find because of this.

framer52 02-28-2013 07:23 PM

Joe, I have found that the regular nails work in the clipped head guns.

I had someone give me a bunch and i had a clipped head gun which I tried the in and they worked.

Mijotter 02-28-2013 08:35 PM

Awesome info guys. Thanks for the link to that nail gun as well. So i'm looking for 16d framing nails since I won't be doing much if any toe nailing. Are 10 gauge nails strong enough for framing? Should nail 2 or 3 in per stud?(building the walls laying down then raising up)

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 08:44 PM

Getting off pkwayyyy

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 08:45 PM

2x4 2 in top n bottom(if toe nailed 2 in 1 side 1 in other) . 2x6 3 in top n bottom

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