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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012
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    Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
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    Default Recommendations for Power Nailer

    I do not mind putting together hive bodies with screws and drill, but nailing all the frames together by hand is a bit tedious.

    I do not have compressed air lines in our garage workshop, so would like to know if there is a good power nailer that is also not too heavy? I have a touch of arthritis these days! Recommendations as to models etc. welcome as I am complete power tool noob.

    Regards,
    Janet

  2. #2
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    Jan 2013
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    Fayetteville, WV
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Power Nailer

    I would go with something like this:
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=31-83204486-2

    I use an 18 gauge air powered brad nailer, with 1 1/4" brads and it does fine, this would be the same except it is electric.

  3. #3
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    Jackson, MO
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Power Nailer

    Look around. Menards and Harbor Freight have sales on little 3 lb compressors all of the time and 18 gauge nailers. I have a total of $60 in mine and it works like a champ. Weighs next to nothing.

    Get a nailer that shoots staples or brad nails. I tend to do my frames with 3/4" staples to make them a little stronger. I use brad nails for the stands and bottoms. Staples for the inner covers. Screws for boxes and top covers.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2011
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    Clackamas Oregon
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Power Nailer

    If you are going with Harbor freight take it home and use it. Shoot a string of nails and use the air compressor to blow down your shop. If you get their stuff working well out after 20 minutes it usually holds up for a decent period (I find about half the time I end up replacing it).
    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

  5. #5
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    May 2012
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    Litchfield, CT, USA
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Power Nailer

    I would go with an 18 gauge narrow crown stapler before a brad nailer. They hold better in my opinion.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Power Nailer

    Not going compressor.

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