Originally Posted by titanoman
It's amazing what clipping the tips or blunting the tips of the nails will do to stop splitting wood, but I don't know about the plastic stuff
('cause I'm a carpenter so all I know about is wood).
I alway's blunt the nail end even in some of the bigger #6 and #8 and most of the brad's . That will stop most of wood splitting. I would pre drill plastic i don't use that plastic stuff.