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 Post subject: Re: Nail Gun?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Love my Hitachi guns, particularly the second fix gun, used it loads with no issues, paid about £260 for mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Nail Gun?
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I'm also thinking of getting a nail gun...

The usage will be 14 & 18mm OSB between the insulation and the plasterboard.
it's an obligation to comply with regs, so I am doing the rest of the interior framing with the same technique to simplify my life.
I normally use plasterboard screws, but due to the large amount to be done, I'm lokking for time savers...
I don't intent to use it for wood working, only construction.

So far this is the best I have come up budget wise:
http://www.screwfix.eu/tacwise-400els-40mm-angled-nailer-230v.html
Fast enough, nails long enough, does not weigh a imperial shed load.
I just unsure about the nails, are they easy to get?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:47 pm 
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That's really a second fix nailer, or more properly a pinner as opposed to a construction nailer (i.e. a first fix nailer). The task you are proposing to undertake requires the use of proper nails which are capable of supporting the (fairly substantial) weight of the boards - something second fix won't do. Second fix pins are intended to hold light timber sections such as architraves, skirtings, picture rail, etc in place, often only really being a temporary fixing to hold the item in place whilst an adhesive such as a construction grip adhesive (e.g. GripFil, Pink Grip, etc which are the real fixing method) sets. They add very little to the strength of the items being fixed. Because first fix nails have a minimum length of 50mm your battening will need to be at least 38mm (for 12mm OSB) or 32mm (for 18mm OSB) thick.

I'd suggest that you consider either a first fix nailer, a collated screw gun or a plain old-fashioned 20oz claw hammer for the task at hand as they are the appropriate tools for the task. If nailing 50mm ring shank nails would probably be a good choice as they have excellent pull-out resistance

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Forgot to say the batten will be 50x30 as the insulation requires 50mm of Rockwool...
I was thinking adding dabs of wood glue too.

But, yeah forgot about claw hammers with the nail magnet, probably less tiring too.
I think I will go that way.

(And saves money to go towards a table saw...)


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