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Old 08-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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does anybody know where i can find a electric nail gun for putting up fences.because i don't have power available for a compressor.if there is not an electric nailer available.that means i have halft to buy an gas compressor.$$$$

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Old 08-23-2009, 01:05 AM   #2
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Why not rent a gasoline powered compressor?

No such thing as an electric nail gun, at least not that I've ever seen.

The closest thing would be the Paslode Impulse guns. They're more of a framing nailer and would really be gross overkill for nailing fence pickets. They do have a trim nailer, but I think that might be a bit inadequate.

Your best bet is an air nailer or air stapler.

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:20 AM   #3
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Not knowing of what type of fence you are building. But how about screwing it together rather than nailing - then you can use battery powered drill/drivers?

Rent/buy a gas powered generator - if buy, resell if after the job?

I have a Craftsman electric battery powered hammer - it works great, with a limitation of good for finishing nails and brads - maybe 6d or 8d maximum. Great for tight spots - inside cabinets, etc. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...an#reviewsWrap
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I You decide to go with screws, trim head screws are unobtrusive and come in colors and will not pull out.

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Old 08-23-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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thanks for the reply i work at a apartment complex and we were trying to budget by doing the whole property.just doing a little at time until we finish the whole property and the fence is shadow box style
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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I generally use a passload for installs like this. It's cheaper and faster than dragging a compressor and generator around. You can use 8d galvanized ring shanks to nail the planks up. Dewalt supposedly has a electric framing gun in development. I read about it a while back but haven't heard anything else about it.

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