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i want to by a hitachi framing nailer,but i dont know wich one because i dont know wich nails shoud i use
 

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The nails will depend on what you're doing with the gun. A little more info please...
 

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Are you asking whether to by a clipped or full head Hitachi nailer? If so, in what area of the country will you be using the nailer?
 

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i want to by a hitachi framing nailer,but i dont know wich one because i dont know wich nails shoud i use
i live in seismic zone (romania} .and im building a house using 6/2 timber for framing the wall and idont know what nails should i use 3 1/2 cliped ring shank nails / 3 1/2 round head smooth nails. i'm asking because at the moment i'm using a hamer and 4 inch round head nails,ring shank,4mm in diameter.and one mor if is not too much what do you know about reconditined tools
 

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Check with your local officials to see if clipped head nails are allowed.
Full head nails are probably going to be easier to find, anyway, so I would go with those.
Factory reconditioned tools are a good deal. Most of them will come with a warranty.
 

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Moja - make absolutely sure you have the right nails for your gun before you fire the first nail. I almost ruined a hitachi nailer using paslode nails.

You can usually check the side of the nail box to be sure it names your nailer (mine uses plastic collated nails - the paslodes were paper collated).
 

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Moja,
1) Find out what gun nails are readily available in your area.
2) Find out what size nails will meet code or engineering requirements for your project and whether you need full round head nails or can use clipped heads.

After that it's easy to select a gun that will shoot the nails you need and are available. Nail availability is important and varies by area. For example, almost everyone in my area uses paper collated clipped head nails and I can find those at all the local suppliers. Unfortunately I have a plastic collated round head gun. There is only one place that carries a limited supply of these nails about 20 miles from me. In other areas of the country the clipped head nails are not popular and are hard to find.
 

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Moja, you need to check local building codes. I can tell you for sure you need a gun that will shoot 3 1/2" full round head nails. Code will tell you if you can use smooth shank and requirements for spacing and number of nails in each connection. Seismic areas also require foundation hold downs and tie plates, at least in this country.

I've had good luck with reconditioned tools. Just make sure they're being rebuilt by a factory authorized service center and come with a decent warranty.:thumbsup:
 

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the clipped heads are not allowed anylonger, round heads only or you could fail inspections. then you have to go out and renail everything
reconditioned also means no warranty
senco are my favorites you can shoot a whole bunch of nails out of them
and those nails are available everywhere
 

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reconditioned also means no warranty
Not true, friend. All factory authorized recons come with warranty, usually at least 90 days. I've bought several Makitas from www.tylertool.com that came with a full year warranty, same as new. Gotta compare prices and watch the sales, though. Sometimes there isn't that much price difference between new and recon.
 

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we do not have any codes in romania for this is tha reason i'm asking you wich nails should i use for framing the wall i'm using 6/2 timber
 

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3 1/2" ring shank, but even more important are hold downs, tie plates, strapping, etc. I suggest you order a copy of the 2009 International Building Codes and do a search for "seismic building codes".
 
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