Looking for advise for a framing nail gun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cycloneman, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Is there such a thing as a nail gun that shoots nails ment for use with concrete form boards? Typ a concrete nail has 2 heads. It makes it easy to remove and reuse the form board. Is there a nailer that shoots these nails?
  2. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    yeah, they have them. T-nailers. cost around 300, most building supply stores can get them. not usually found at home depoy or lowes, but you can try. If it's a small project, rent one. great for hurricane straps also.

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    i dont think that is what i am looking for

    I want to shoot these nails.

    Isnt a t nailer for shooting into concrete? I want to shoot form lumber and leave the second head up to remove it.

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  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Just get a frameing nailer and set the depth to leave the nail 1/4 to 1/2" up.
  5. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

  6. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    That will help. Thanks. I have been calling them double headed nails. Figured someone would know.
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

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  8. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
  9. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
  10. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    When I was pouring concrete for the union the men that set the frames for us used them I am not sure ware they got them so I can't help you with that.
    But at lest you know they are made.
    I helped a friend stud out a house frame once with a nail gun it was the first time I used one the nail skiped off the stud and right thru my finger he took me to the hospital and when they took out there tool box and used a pair of pliers to pull it out.:yikes:
    So be safe with it.When you use it please.
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  11. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    I buy all my nail guns from Senco or distributors thereof. Hard to imagine a stuation where a duplex nailer would be usefull though. In what capacity would you mass shoot dupes while hanging forms?
  12. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    I think they have nailers for everything now!

    I was out on my deck one morning saw three Amish (or Mennonites) guys put up my neighbor's small barn up a few years ago, I was thinking I was going to see some good old craftmanship.....more like a Craftsman compressor, they used it on almost everything, frame, siding, shingles.

    Plus these guys were like machines working -and- I never said a word to each other, nothing and it was done in maybe 3 hours or less.

    Amazing, the guys that built my deck in 1989 hand hammered everything including rafters, joist, beams, shingles. They compound mitred the roof rafters going up at a pitch. Excellent work, they only used the compressor on the brads for the ballusters.
  13. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    these are a 22 degree plastic strip nail. hitachi and any other round head strip nailer should shoot them. the senco nails appear to be a coil nailer, holds more nails that a strip, more compact, but the wire holding the nails tends to blow all over the place. cheaper in the long run.
    as an aside, I always bought hitachi, never had a problem except for a broken piston now and then. but they were used commercially so...dropped one 40 feet onto a poured basement floor; it laughed it off.
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I hand hammered my deck except for my deck boards which I screwed in. Then I way over built it. Where code called for 2x10 I used 2x12 doubled up on 6x6 posts laid 2x10 on top and put deck boards on top. You could park a tank on my deck. Where I live you don't have to get a permit if you are the home owner building a deck just contractors need them.
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