- DIYTrackworld – Air Nailgun
Looks on with interest.
When I was in Portland we bought a compressor, brad nailer, finish nailer and stapler with hoses and a ton of nails for about £200 from Home Depot. Amazing value, I thought I’ll get the same thing when I get home. Not a hope, each component was about £100.Posted 5 years agoTheBrickMember
mcmoonter – Member
Looks on with interest.
When I was in Portland we bought a compressor, brad nailer, finish nailer and stapler with hoses and a ton of nails for about £200 from Home Depot. Amazing value, I thought I’ll get the same thing when I get home. Not a hope, each component was about £100.
aldiPosted 5 years ago
havehad last week and may have some still in store a cheap compressor and nail gun on offer at the moment.
Aye but its pish – non standard connectors . Small 6mm hoses
By all accounts its not the same as previous ones which were the same as wolfs off ebay.
I use paslodes on big projects they are the mutts knuts. Cant imagine hauling a conpressor round for some of the builds ive done. And there finishing gun is a belter
Do remember in 1993 my grandad hiring a little 10 litre direct drive and a nail gun for framing his self build house. Back then that was quite unusual in our neck of the woodsPosted 5 years agodeadlydarcyMember
boblo, you might also hear the guns referred to as “First Fix” (which is what you’re looking for) and “Second Fix” which is the same as a finishing nailer. Most manufacturers will do a version of each. I use a Paslode which are great, and were the industry standard when I bought it. But, in the last few years, lots of manufacturers have come out with equivalents, many of which I’m sure are quite good. Cheap nail guns are shit though.Posted 5 years ago
if you want something to use in your shed (rather than to build a shed with) look at 16ga finish nailers. 18ga nails mess up/miss-fire too much. There are a gazillion generic brand ones out there and I’ve never found a bad one. Stocks of 16ga nails are easier to get hold of than 18ga too.
I buy the guns by the half dozen when I’ve got large acreages of film scenery to build. Bit of time and motion thought and a team six of use can turn out 500sqm a day.
narrow crown staplers are handy to for thin materials as they’re less prone to fire right though. Supplies of staples can be a bit sketchy – especially from the outlet you bought the nailer from (I’m looking at you screwfix). Nails are very standard – one gauge of nail fits all the guns of that size – but staples need to be very specific.
If you want to build sheds rather than work in a shed the framing nailers are more your thing, but while you can pick up an air finish nailer for £50- air framing nailers seem to be really pricy. So much so I just bought a gas nailer instead. At the time there were good deals on Hitachi ones (which were the old model paslode inside fancy plastic) Think I got it for about £200. With gas nailers its the cost of the nails/gas that mounts up though.
Off the peg the guns always seem to come fitted with the ‘Quick connect’ bayonets but ‘BSP’ ones are preferable and an easy change (except with one gun I bought where the quick connect one refuses to budge)
Any of the 240v electric ones any good ?
I don’t know how they manage it but 240v ones are rubbish, they just can’t knock a nail in. Its weird as battery ones are brilliant.
Really, though. Unless you are doing high volume work, as in thousands of nails an hour, just use screws.Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
Got a raspesco 240 volt,there was a recall a few years ago when they would fire on their own, when something else was plugged into the extension cable you where using, sent it back and got a brand new one.
Also got an air one from B and q, works well plenty of air, etc, fires 40 mm brads into mdf no problem.and no kick back.Posted 5 years ago
Got a raspesco 240 volt,there was a recall a few years ago when they would fire on their own, when something else was plugged into the extension cable you where using
Now that is entertainment
you have to press the head down onsomething solid for uit to fire on most,
with air ones theres a lever that runs from the nose up the side of the gun so you can hold the hold that and fire. I sometime have to fire off a few round to clear jams. Theres very little momentum in them though, the don’t stick into anything they hit. The gun will fire a nail about 30 – 40 feet, but you could flick one that far with your finger.Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘DIYTrackworld – Air Nailgun’ is closed to new replies.