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Offline Paul Andersen

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Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« on: December 05, 2006, 01:35:37 AM »
I am getting ready to assemble about 100 frames and I want to buy a pnumatic nailer to make it as painless as possible. I already have the compressor and several other nail guns but I do not have anything for small work.

I am trying to decide between the following:

a 7/16" Crown. 18-Gauge Staples. 3/8"—5/8" Lengths. Senco

a Heavy-Duty 1-1/2" x 1/4" 18 Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler. Dewalt

a pin nailer,  drives 1/2"—1" 23 gauge micro pins. Senco

a brad nailer, drives 18 gauge brads from 5/8" — 2". Senco

I was wonder if any of you have any experience using any of these and what works best.

Thanks for any opinions and suggestions based on your experiences.

Paul
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 06:49:25 AM »
I have a 1/4" narrow crown staple.  I use 1" staples on the frames.  I use 1 1/2" staples on boxes.  I use 5/8" staples for putting the shims on my tops to make the entrances.  I use 1 1/4" to put hand rails etc. on my long hives where I want to nail two 3/4" boards together and not have the staples stick out.

It works great.
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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006, 07:06:22 AM »
I got caught this on sale at harbor frieght for $19.99...

Central Pneumatic
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18-Guage brad nailer & 18-guage 1/4" crown stapler

Uses 5/8" to 2" brads and 1/2" to 1-1/2" Crown Staples.
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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 10:07:49 PM »
I use a brad nailer, with 1" 18 gauge brads works great for me!

Offline wtiger

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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 02:14:36 AM »
staples are much sturdier, but given how their jointed together a brad would work just fine.

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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 11:14:01 AM »
I put mine together with a 16-ga finish nailer and 1.25" nails.

to attach the foundation I used 5/8" brads shot from an electric staple gun.

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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 06:19:08 PM »
It looks like you got things worked out I'm going to get me one
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Re: Pnumatic guns Brad pin or staple
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 09:34:07 PM »
It looks like you got things worked out I'm going to get me one
kirk-o

try tool crib of the north at amazon.com. I got a factory refurbished Porter Cable nailer from them. Works like it's brand new.

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