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Maybe you guys can tell me because it's turning into a minefield for me.

I've done a search but am no better informed.

I want it primarily for Featheredge fencing and I don't do masses of fencing but it is increasing every month.

 

So what are your opinions? I'd just like to know:

 

1. What you use.

2. Why

 

Thanks.

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Paslode apparently, but i prefer my cheap air nailer/stapler. uses 50mm staples on featheredge boards and they never move. Nice and light as opposed to the paslode. Only drawback is you need a small compressor.

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I take it most jobs you will have access to power ? As if you do a bostich nailer and a (good)compressor will out perform out-last and out perform a paslode or any electric nailer profit wise as well .Just remember cheaper is not always the best option !But if you go the air way remember a inline oiler ,pays dividends.

There ends the sermon....

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we use air but i believe there are issues with compressors needing a ticket. Ours is under 5L air and the reservoir is in the handle so I think exempt. I may be wrong, it's a long time ago I researched this.

It can be a pain with long air hoses running across sites and in bushes and having to use a generator as well.

I've considered paslode gas but got 2 air guns so sticking with them. Yes= inline oiler.

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I like my paslode gun, no doubt an air gun is better, holds more nail and works out cheaper but I could not be bothered with the compressor and hoses and if no access to power( or client won't allow you to plug it in) so you need a genny.

Paslode every time for me,also only use paslode galvy+ nails.

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Only used my paslode 350 nail sizes between 51mm -90mm which suits our fencing needs. Which is mostly agricultural. I would replace mine if it broke.

 

If you are only doing domestic fencing in short lengths maybe air type would be better. I wouldn't want to drag a compressor around on a few hundred mtrs of fenceline.

 

My wife does the nailing with the paslode, I bump out materials and saw up ends where needed. If that gives you an idea of how easy they are to use. No disrespect to the wife but she would struggle to use a hammer for long spells.

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I have a paslode that i use in construction, but in the workshop i use air nailers all the time. The only thing that puts me off air nailers on site is the thought of having hoses on the roof. For longevity i would go for air nailer.

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we use air but i believe there are issues with compressors needing a ticket. Ours is under 5L air and the reservoir is in the handle so I think exempt. QUOTE]

 

How do you find those small compressors, where the air is stored in the frame. Are they powerful enough to run a first fix gun. ( 90mm nails ). Thanks.

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So it sounds like the preference is for an air nail gun but how would I decide which one.

I've just googled and prices vary from £27 to £389.

Then there is the compressor and hoses to consider.

The hoses are the thing that put me off the most.

 

As I'm doing domestic work there is always the house to plug into.

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