Lathe nailing gun recommendation

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stretch
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Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by stretch » Sat 17th Jul, 2021 10:31 am

Morning all,

i am looking to buy a coil nailer to re-fix the ceiling laths in my 16th century money pit. I will need something with a bit of muscle that will fire nails into the oak joists.
As it's a one off job, i don't want to over spend but also want something up to the task.

Thanks in advance
Dave

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Re: Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by DaisyDaisy » Sat 17th Jul, 2021 10:47 am

For a one off job, you might want to hire one in? Probably get a better quality one than a cheapo purchase.

Daisy

stretch
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Re: Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by stretch » Sat 17th Jul, 2021 11:39 am

I had considered that, but i have several ceilings to do, going at a semi-retired pace. :lol: It would also be useful for cladding and for re-roofing my barn later on. So buying wins.

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Re: Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by Dumsey » Sat 17th Jul, 2021 7:52 pm

Buy a decent second-hand one and sell it on again once you have finished?

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Re: Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by a twig » Sat 17th Jul, 2021 11:23 pm

If you have a compressor the airbow are brilliant - charge the air tank up from a compressor and then they are “cordless” Main advantages are super quiet and decent power, plus quicker recharge than waiting for a battery or faffing with gas canisters

Paslode are spendy but will hold their value if you want to flog it on once done.

Otherwise I’ve heard good things about Milwaukee but not driven one myself

Scratch the airbow - they only do a framer and a concrete at present :(

stretch
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Re: Lathe nailing gun recommendation

Post by stretch » Tue 20th Jul, 2021 8:25 pm

Ok, i have learn't a little over the last few days. Air is the way to go. Fixing laths needs a 30-32 nail whilst roofing battens need a 65mm nail.
Coil nailers fire loads more than a cartridge type so I have decided to buy a Dewalt 30-64 coil nailer. What's 1mm between friends. :D

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