Looking for air/framing nailer suggestions. - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By NoThankyou
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 07-09-2020, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Ron_J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Central PA
Posts: 447
View Ron_J's Photo Album My Photos
Looking for air/framing nailer suggestions.

I'm in the process of finishing the inside of my garage and a framing nailer would sure make hanging the plywood on the walls a lot easier. Only thing is that I doubt I would have much use for it afterwards, so I don't really want to spend a lot on one. The local rental place wants $85/week to rent one. I see there are a few option in the $100 to $150 range for a 30 degree nailer. Anyone have any experience or recommendations for these?
Ron_J is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 07-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Moderator
 
John Smith_inFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,616
View John Smith_inFL's Photo Album My Photos
Ron - check your local pawn shops.
I got a hefty framer last year from my pawn shop for $60.00
and it works as it should.
just check what kind of nails it takes and what nails you have
available locally.

.

there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks.
John Smith_inFL is online now  
post #3 of 14 Old 07-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Member
 
Nick2727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: edmonton
Posts: 36
View Nick2727's Photo Album My Photos
Maybe try and grab a used one, like suggested, than turn around and sell it again when your done. Should be able to come away close to even I imagine.

Nick Johnston
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Nick2727 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old 07-09-2020, 06:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NE FL
Posts: 616
View DrRobert's Photo Album My Photos
How big is the garage? You might not save that much time to warrant buying or renting.

That said, check Harbor freight.

Just a thought, a crown stapler will also do the job and you’ll have a tool you can use more often.

Beware of pawn shop unless you have a compressor you can test it. Because I’ve been burned with pawn shop tools.

Robert
DrRobert is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 07-09-2020, 06:30 PM
Moderator
 
John Smith_inFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 2,616
View John Smith_inFL's Photo Album My Photos
Robert - good clue about the compressor.
the pawn shops that I frequent have a compressor for the potential
buyer to test any pneumatic tool prior to purchase.
sanders, nailers, wrenches, or whatever runs on compressed air.

.

there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks.
John Smith_inFL is online now  
post #6 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Ron_J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Central PA
Posts: 447
View Ron_J's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks all. Unfortunately I don't have any pawn shops close (to be honest, I don't know where there is one even farther away).

I have been looking at the local classified sites and craigslist for a used one, but haven't seen anything that I felt was worth a look.

I've considered Harbor Freight, and saw one from Husky, as well as some other name brands I've never heard of, online for cheap. But I'm of the opinion that cheap price tag usually reflects cheap product. But as long as it does what it is supposed to for a couple weeks, I'd be okay with it.

My garage is 30x50 with 12' walls, so there will be a few nails needed.
Ron_J is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 08:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Troy Michigan USA
Posts: 1,224
View gmercer_48083's Photo Album My Photos
Harbor freight, typically has good reviews on their nailers.

Gary

Woodworking is like wetting myself....Only I know that warm feeling!
gmercer_48083 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Cat Herder
 
ChiknNutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
Posts: 564
View ChiknNutz's Photo Album My Photos
I have the 3-1 framing nailer from HF, has worked just fine and is nice it can be adjusted to use different nails.

Chris A.
Live a life worth celebrating!

Ridgid R4221 12" CMS, R4330 Planer | Bosch MRC23EVSK Router, 1591EVSL Jigsaw, PB360S Power Box | JDS Air-Tech HP air cleaner | Grizzly 14" bandsaw (Laguna LT14 clone), G1023RL tablesaw | Jet DC-1100VX-CK Dust Collector | Festool Rotex 150/5 FEQ, CT 36 E, ETS EC125/3, TS75, Domino XL | Incra "Works" LS25 router table
ChiknNutz is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 10:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NE FL
Posts: 616
View DrRobert's Photo Album My Photos
FWIW, several years ago I bought a Husky set of 15ga & pin nailer on sale for $50. I figured what is there to lose. So far I have had zero problems.

Which brings up a point that 15 or 16 ga brad nailer will hold the plywood.

If you need an actual framing nailer for studs, light duty, I wouldn’t be afraid of a Husky.

A pancake compressor will run a framing nailer, but it will push it.

Robert
DrRobert is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 02:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 259
View Echo415's Photo Album My Photos
Just about any framing nailer will work...if you want to resell it after using and get most of your money back, I'd buy brand name. My personal favorites are hitachi and milwaukee. I've owned quite a few and those two are the only ones that have survived the torture test over the years and consistently performed well without needing any repairs or TLC to keep them going.

I wouldn't use any type of finish nail because they just don't have any pulling power to keep the material tight to the stud and that limits any structural strength the material might add to your garage. In a perfect world, I would say use construction adhesive and 1 5/8" or 2" deck screws on a 12" layout pattern to give it the most strength but I tend to build things with a decent amount of overkill.
Echo415 is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Ancient Termite
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Posts: 829
View NoThankyou's Photo Album My Photos
Oh goodness! My advice is "STOP, DON'T".

Don't put plywood on the walls of the shop. Put sheet rock (wall board) up instead. The reason is that the sheet rock is fairly fire retardant, plywood is not. With plywood walls, a little "OOPS" can easily burn the whole garage down, while with sheet rock with that little oops you have the time to put the fire out.
cynrich likes this.

Rich
Just a dumb old paper boy from Brooklyn, NY
NoThankyou is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 06:04 PM
Senior Member
 
_Ogre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Motown
Posts: 688
View _Ogre's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Oh goodness! My advice is "STOP, DON'T".
that's a little negative and very alarmist. most homes anywhere don't have any covering on their garage walls except for the common walls to the house. mowers, chainsaws and gas cans in most of them. you don't see homes burning to ground all around you. my 1940s barn/shop is still holding up well. i grind and weld in there.

if you have a cordless drill, just screw the few sheets you need up. if you don't have a good cordless drill, this is an opportune time to spend the big bucks for the M18 cordless hammer drill and impact driver combo with 2 batteries

i like osb on my walls just cuz you can hang anything anywhere. painted a lite color it will reflect light a lot better than a stud wall

with a nail gun, buying the gun isn't the end. you gotta buy nails in boxes that could build a house. at $50 a box. not trying to talk you out of it, but if this is your only project just screw it up. i own a framer and 2 finish nailers, they are well used for a hobby shop.
_Ogre is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 07-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Southwest Michigan
Posts: 259
View Echo415's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Ogre View Post
that's a little negative and very alarmist. most homes anywhere don't have any covering on their garage walls except for the common walls to the house. mowers, chainsaws and gas cans in most of them. you don't see homes burning to ground all around you. my 1940s barn/shop is still holding up well. i grind and weld in there.

if you have a cordless drill, just screw the few sheets you need up. if you don't have a good cordless drill, this is an opportune time to spend the big bucks for the M18 cordless hammer drill and impact driver combo with 2 batteries

i like osb on my walls just cuz you can hang anything anywhere. painted a lite color it will reflect light a lot better than a stud wall

with a nail gun, buying the gun isn't the end. you gotta buy nails in boxes that could build a house. at $50 a box. not trying to talk you out of it, but if this is your only project just screw it up. i own a framer and 2 finish nailers, they are well used for a hobby shop.
California has a lot of fires...can't blame em for worrying

This does make me think of one more thing about the whole project and that is...make sure your local building code allows plywood to be used! You may indeed live in an area where building code requires certain types of fire retardant materials to be used in your garage and going against that will be a very bad idea when they find out someday.
Echo415 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Echo415 For This Useful Post:
NoThankyou (07-11-2020)
post #14 of 14 Old 07-14-2020, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Ron_J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Central PA
Posts: 447
View Ron_J's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks all for the suggestions.

I think I'll take a look at the HF 3-1 tonight. With the 20% discount, it's cheap enough to take a chance.
Ron_J is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome