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tran1267 05-09-2010 03:38 PM

Repair wood fence

I am planning to do yourself replace wood fence. I wanted to buy a nail gun for it for the job but not sure what to buy. There are so many online articles on different job requires different nail gun and so forth. Looking at my existing fence, the nail type looks like galvanize round top nail. What type of nail gun and nail should I need for this type of job? I do have an 90 psi air compressor.

Thurman 05-09-2010 07:04 PM

I'll not try to talk you out of buying a nail gun, they are worth their weight in gold when needed. BUT-before you do go buy one ask yourself a few questions: How much is it going to cost me to buy even a decent nail gun to do this fence? Do I really have another use for this gun within a reasonable future, to justify spending the monies on it now? How many nails are you actually going to be putting in with this fence repair project, and again: is it feasible to make this purchase and just hang up the gun for some unknown time period? Nail guns are like many other air operated tools, once they are used they will have some moisture, some oil from the compressor (if lubed compressor), and some foreign materials get into them unless you go purchase an expensive filter system. When you hang up the gun these foreign materials will go to work inside your gun creating rust and sticking up the moving parts (ask how I really know). The O-rings in these guns do not like foreign materials, at all. I do own three nails guns, use them on the job(s) often, and try very hard to remember to take them in the shop where the compressed air is very clean to blow them out. I run a bit of 5W non-detergent oil into them before storage also. What I am suggesting is to justify the expense of the gun purchase vs. driving an unknown number of nails at this time, and consider if you will need it again in the near future. David

tran1267 05-09-2010 07:52 PM

Hello Thurman,

Good point. I would only use it once a year. Since you have address this, I would probably go and rent it instead. What nail gun type should I ask for from the rental?

gmhammes 05-10-2010 08:47 AM

I don't know if you can rent a paslode but for a fence it would be nice not to drag hoses around!

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