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Old 12-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Ive been trying to figure out what kind of nailer to get.I already own about 5,000 duo-fast clipped head 28degree nails.i would like to get a paslode f 350s.(parts and service available)this is a 30 degree gun im told.will my duo fast nails work with this?will the paslode shoot any manufacturers nail as long as its clipped head and close to the same degree? i would rather not be locked into a particular brand of nail because of cost and availability where i live.i am having a hard time getting any credible advice on this issue.I do floor work mostly, along with countertops and back splashes, but due to the current economy i need to be able to take on other stuff.

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I would not put 28degree nails in a gun that needs 30degree nails or vice versa. You are right in making sure you can get nails locally. For me that meant 28degree nails and a gun that fit them.

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The gun will jamb every other nail. The clips must be exact.

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As already stated = the 2 nail types are not compatible.
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As already stated = the 2 nail types are not compatible.
All you said was that you should'nt. I told him why.
Are you going to re-post after each person that responds to this thread?
You have too much time on your hands.

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Not gonna recommend this to anyone, but I find that I can shoot 28 degree nails just find through my older Paslode guns. Seems to jamb often when tried in a newer gun.
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tianoman,
Time for you to demonstrate some restraint.
Your comment to Atlantic was really not needed or helpful.
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all you need to do is read the box that the nails come in. most nail manufacturers will list what guns the nails will work in. also just try different suppliers for getting nails. different big box stores will sell different brands. also you can go to fasteners supply houses such as "fastenal", "ucan", "house of fasteners"
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I was told here in California that 'Clip Head Nails' were Not legal for framing. If this is true, maybe it's the same where you are. You're tring to pickup more work, make sure your nailer will be legal for any job you do.
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Most of the nailers will have a generic brand nail you can buy but do be sure it says they will fit your gun. I have a Paslode narrow head stapler I have had for a number of years, I found when I moved here there are no staples in this area that will fit this gun so there sits a good gun, useless.
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I was told here in California that 'Clip Head Nails' were Not legal for framing. If this is true, maybe it's the same where you are. You're tring to pickup more work, make sure your nailer will be legal for any job you do.
where i live here in arkansas, i do not think clipped head nails would be a problem,thanks for the observation
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i think my course of action now would be to sell the 28 degree nails i have and to just get the nailer i want.30 degree seems to be the nail most popular in my area. thanks to everyone for their expertise,and quick i might add. i am already loving this site!
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where i live here in arkansas, i do not think clipped head nails would be a problem,thanks for the observation
Would still be prudent to check. Arkansas still gets tornados. I'm pretty sure you will always be OK with full round heads.
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up here in Canada clip head nails are OK, although we do not have tornado and seismic codes. I said I would not because I have understood that some have used them with limited 'success' .
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your correct, clipped head spikes and nails arent accepted in hurricane and tornado zones, not sure about seismic zones though.

im also in canada, clipped head nails are accepted pending on the inspector. some of the inspectors who have actually worked in the industry understand how things work better dont always accept clipped head as sheet goods can pull off much easier

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