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Old 08-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #16
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with a hammer.
Never heard of this. Could you please post a picture?

My fave nailgun story was helping a friend with a project who had these crazy Ukrainians working for him. I was just hanging pre-hung doors since they had a habit of just eyeballing the frames and not checking whether they would open or close. I was working my own nailer so was not paying attention to the extra pops.

I kept feeling like I was getting insect bites in my ankle. I looked down and there were about 8 long aluminum nails sticking out the side of my work boot. These idiots were shooting framing nails at 120psi to secure FOAM trim from the other side of the wall, of course not into studs (like that would have mattered. You cannot nail faux foam trim.). I finished that door and left the jobsite.

He was a flipper, not a true home restorer. We seldom talked after that experience.

Good time to mention it is a good idea to keep yourself boosted with a tetinis vaccine for situation like this. The new one comes with a whooping cough protection too which my doc warned me last week could be a problem this coming year. Insurance should cover the vaccine.


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Old 08-25-2013, 11:42 PM   #17
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Thanks all for the input.
The nailer doesn't scare me as much as the M16 I qualify on envy year. Both have about the the same recoil and both barrels should be pointed downrange at all times
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:49 AM   #18
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Listen Army Ranger Dan. I was qualified on some interesting weapons too. Not anywhere near lately since I am old, fat ugly and blind if I forget where I put down one pair of continuous lenses.

But, don't brag until you know for sure the weapons of the construction trade that can make you wish your shoulder was still in its socket.

Imagine, .22 caliber, semi-automatic.

http://www.ramset.com/ramset__pwdr_intro.asp

I cannot use the G word or will be banned. Know that ramset will make you register and take a test to use the same charges that go on the back of bul...ts before you can place an order. You could buy a semi-automatic G easier than a powder charged construction tool. I would not use your M16 to nail things though.

You know, I introduced Paslode's first gas powered nailer to the World. Because of the stench the gas gave off, we called it the Fart n Nail. It was consistent. Pressure of the cartridges was consistent. I limp to one side because of the Redwing fencing/framing hammer I carried for ages to nail things. I would have loved something like the fart n nail from Paslode.

I've never used one but there are cute little mouse/palm nailers for driving 16p nails home.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:24 AM   #19
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Ditto to the last thread. My doctor said research had shown that the problem stems from illegal immigrants who have not been immunized. And that the disease is making a comeback because of that.
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Listen Army Ranger Dan. I was qualified on some interesting weapons too. Not anywhere near lately since I am old, fat ugly and blind if I forget where I put down one pair of continuous lenses.

But, don't brag until you know for sure the weapons of the construction trade that can make you wish your shoulder was still in its socket.

Imagine, .22 caliber, semi-automatic.

http://www.ramset.com/ramset__pwdr_intro.asp

I cannot use the G word or will be banned. Know that ramset will make you register and take a test to use the same charges that go on the back of bul...ts before you can place an order. You could buy a semi-automatic G easier than a powder charged construction tool. I would not use your M16 to nail things though.

You know, I introduced Paslode's first gas powered nailer to the World. Because of the stench the gas gave off, we called it the Fart n Nail. It was consistent. Pressure of the cartridges was consistent. I limp to one side because of the Redwing fencing/framing hammer I carried for ages to nail things. I would have loved something like the fart n nail from Paslode.

I've never used one but there are cute little mouse/palm nailers for driving 16p nails home.
we re sheathed an entire roof with osb back in the 90's with the gas paslode. it wore the poor thing out and did not work the same afterwards, I kept tellin the boss that it was not a good idea and to save the gun for cramped spaces/small jobs that did not need the compressor but he did not listen. I finally ended up hanging/hooking the gun onto a nail from a hole in the magazine and the magazine did not work right after that. good gun for certain things though.
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That's so cool. I got my introduction to the paslode nailer just a few months ago while working on a navy project in Hawaii. What an awsum tool.

By the way, I'm not an army ranger. I'm a member of the infamous fighting Seabees. Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303 Port Hueneme, Ca.
Not only do we shoot nail guns, we shoot the M-16, M-9, M-500, M-203, Mark 19, the 50 CAL, the 60 CAL, the 240 Gulf and numerous other crew serve weapons.
Thanks for your post shipmate.
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I am using a Paslode gas fueled nailer to toe nail 2 x 4 studs. About 80% of the nails split the studs. I'm using 3" x .120dia. nails. The wood is kiln dried.
Has anybody experienced this? And what solution worked for you? I have successfully angle screwed and pocket screwed this wood without splitting it, but the nailer would be a lot faster.
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That's so cool. I got my introduction to the paslode nailer just a few months ago while working on a navy project in Hawaii. What an awsum tool.

By the way, I'm not an army ranger. I'm a member of the infamous fighting Seabees. Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303 Port Hueneme, Ca.
Not only do we shoot nail guns, we shoot the M-16, M-9, M-500, M-203, Mark 19, the 50 CAL, the 60 CAL, the 240 Gulf and numerous other crew serve weapons.
Thanks for your post shipmate.
So if you are with the 303 CB's why are you having a hard time using a air framing hammer? Sorry Just wondering.

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