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Old 03-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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This may sound like a dumb question but it seems like when I watch DIY network and I see people using nail guns I never hear the compressor running. When I use my nailer it seems like it always running. Is this normal?

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There just using longer air lines so it's not inturupting the show or using guns like a Pasload that does not need a compressor.
You may just be using a smaller compressor or one that has a small tank so it has to run more to keep up.

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There just using longer air lines so it's not inturupting the show or using guns like a Pasload that does not need a compressor.
You may just be using a smaller compressor or one that has a small tank so it has to run more to keep up.
Ok, so you can't turn the compressor off after a while and still use the nailer?
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Depends on how big a tank you have, the tank stores the air.
With a small tank your only going to get a few shots off before there not going all the way in.
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like joe said they probably have a long air line to keep the compressor away from where their working, we typically do this sort of thing by running a 1/2 " line to feed our hoses that the guns are hooked up to.. right now we have a rol-air 12 gallon in the basement of hte house were siding with cedar shingles. we never hear hte compressor during the day
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Paslode makes Pneumatic Guns as well as Gas Actuated. I have the F350S Pneumatic Framing Nailer. Outstanding tool, and light weight. They do use gas actuated tools on most of those shows though. They also do most things wrong, which drives me nuts, so my wife loves them.

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I was watching one show and they commented to eliminate the noise they were using guns (like a Pasload) that does not need a compressor.
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Paslode makes Pneumatic Guns as well as Gas Actuated. I have the F350S Pneumatic Framing Nailer. Outstanding tool, and light weight. They do use gas actuated tools on most of those shows though. They also do most things wrong, which drives me nuts, so my wife loves them.


it depends on the show. if its brian baumler, or mike holmes trust me they know what their doing they wouldnt have high end companies if they didnt know. but shows like 10 grand in your hand are absolute joke
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I tryed watching some of those fluff shows but unless I need a good laugh I'll pass.
Way to many things I see them doing that's just not going to hold up in the real world.
A sledge hammer to remove cabinets, give me a break.
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And they use the sledgehammer while wearing flip-flops.
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depends on the cabinets. only once have i had to dig out the sledge to remove cabinets. it was on a extremely high end house where the cabinet builder used 3/4" plywood on the backs of the the boxes then countersunk all the screws and plugged them.. we coiuldnt get at the screws to simply back them out.. we ended up beating them off the walls.

if this were a melamine kitchen i coiuld do the same thing with my bare hands.. shows the difference in quality between high and and low end materials plus the assembly process used

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