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Old 03-24-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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How would a frame nailer be used with joist hangers? I'm concerned about bounce back from the metal.
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They sell guns dedicated to joist hangers.
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You could save a few bucks and use a palm nailer.
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If you're talking about hangers like Simpsons, they use a special nail. I've never seen a nail gun for them but I suppose there could be one.
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Framing nailer will eventually miss, destroying the hanger due to a hole in the wrong spot. The thinner framing nails take a percentage reduction in shear and uplift resistance. Dedicated hanger nailers have been around here for 10 years but are still $$$. Not only bounce, but expect metal tearout and an occasional flying loose nail. I don't recommend it, use safety glasses as you will only have the one pair of eyes your life (hopefully).

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they have what is called a positive placement nailer which is a gun strictly for , if you try a regular framing nailer it could be bad and the nail can put a eye out , why just use a hammer and save 250 bucks or a 50dollar palm nailer it does the same thing
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Here's a whole page of positive placement nailers from $139.00 on up.

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...9f42c0b66ccee8

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I use a palm nailer for these. Handy tool to have sometimes.
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We use a nailer made by Bostitch called the Strapshot. It is made to fire strips of hanger nails quickly and it saves your fingers as well. Works great!!
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How would a frame nailer be used with joist hangers? I'm concerned about bounce back from the metal.
Like they said. it is a nailer designed to shoot code approved hanger nails and is designed for positive placement of the nails in the holes.

DO NOT try to use a regular framing nailer unless you want to explain to the emergency room doctor exactly how you got that curved nail in your eye or through some other part of your body when the nail bends and richocets.

And to add insult to injury, the inspector will require you to remove the regular gun nails and replace with joist hanger nails to meet code.
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(How about using an old fashiom hammer?)
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My Bostitch framing gun came with a tip that changes out for hangers. Has a metal tip that fits in the hole and fires a nail made for this purpose. Had to order the nails and no one around here stocked them, but it works great, one of the reasons why I bought that model.
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Back to basic guys, get your hammer and nail bag out.lol, less speed,more haste here i thnk, i use nailers on everything nowadays, but not when im using hangers, one slip an your toast,be warned!
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X2 ....hammer and /or palm nailer...be safe.....
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