Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-02-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3
Share |
Question

Nail Gun


I am in the middle of the planning stages of building a 60'X12' shop and garage. I am going to frame it with 2"X6" Lumber for the walls and floor. I would like to use headed nails for the studs. Is there a nail gun that uses headed nails? can you point me in the right direction to find a nail gun that does this? John
RBCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Default

Nail Gun


All framing nailers shoot nails with some sort of head. Most are "clipped head" nails, so they're circular with a clipped side so they can be closely collated, but a head nonetheless. There are a handful of framing nailers that shoot full round heads as well.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3
Question

Nail Gun


thekctermite:
What should I look for to find the type that shoots a round headed nail? Where do I find one? John
RBCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 05:50 AM   #4
Tool Geek
 
PaliBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
Posts: 2,471
Default

Nail Gun


In many areas clipped head nails are falling out of favor because building regs are getting tighter.
Clipped Head nails are not allowed in California

John, You will be looking for a Framing Gun which most commonly need a compressor. I get by with a 4 gallon compressor from Home Depot to drive my Porter Cable FR350 Nailer.

Here are some other examples:
http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...ming+Nail+Guns
.
Attached Thumbnails
Nail  Gun-nail-gun-framing.jpg  
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

& Stay Safe
.....Bob Lavery
PaliBob is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PaliBob For This Useful Post:
RickyG (05-24-2011)
Old 09-03-2009, 10:02 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 15
Default

Nail Gun


they now have nailscrews which shoot with a nail gun but have the properties of a screw.

http://www.allnails.net/nailscrews.html
jongordo8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,794
Default

Nail Gun


Same here - i bought one of the Porter Cable bundles at Home Depot (pancake compressor and a couple-three nailers), then added the Porter Cable FR350 framing nailer. A palm nailer is also nice for getting into those tight spots.

I can get ahead of the small compressor sometimes with the framing nailer so would not use for professional use, but for my DIY usage it has served me well (framing a 24x30 workshop, whole house remodel, etc.).
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to vsheetz For This Useful Post:
RickyG (05-24-2011)
Old 09-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3
Default

Nail Gun


I bought the same Porter Cable combo - great deal since it comes with 3 different nailers. I did not know they had framing nailers for it - do these have heads like the OP was asking?
lrowland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #8
Tool Geek
 
PaliBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
Posts: 2,471
Default

Nail Gun


Quote:
Originally Posted by lrowland View Post
I did not know they had framing nailers for it - do these have heads like the OP was asking?
Welcome to Nailer World
There is a huge variety of nails for framing Nailers.
  • Different lengths 3 1'2" & shorter
  • Depending on the nailer angle (e.g. 15 or 22 deg)
  • Nails come in Brite, Galvanized, or Stainless steel
  • collated with plastic, paper or wire (as in the pic)
  • plain or ring shank
Not all the combination's above are available as Gun nails
Whereas they may be available as Hand Drives
It all depends on the demand
.
Attached Thumbnails
Nail  Gun-nails-gun-nails.jpg  
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

& Stay Safe
.....Bob Lavery

Last edited by PaliBob; 09-09-2009 at 02:31 PM. Reason: sp
PaliBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nail gun shock injuries dswan388 Safety 5 06-17-2009 12:21 PM
Nail gun shock injuries dswan388 Roofing/Siding 11 11-24-2008 06:34 PM
Nail gun shock injuries dswan388 Tools 5 11-02-2008 08:46 PM
framing nail went throug PVC pipe amakarevic Plumbing 8 10-06-2008 04:43 PM
Nail Gun Plastic Nail Casing frustrations smark General DIY Discussions 6 07-07-2008 08:10 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.