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Old 03-23-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hardi Pneumatic Nailers?


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Am looking for opinions on air nailers for Hardi siding products. Specificly, are thier depth adjustments accurate? Will they drive the nail "snug" Are they worth the cost? ($350- $450 here in Mn). I'm going to be installing 9 1/4" lap, and staggered edge. I wont be using it to often, But......
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Good evening!
Am looking for opinions on air nailers for Hardi siding products. Specificly, are thier depth adjustments accurate? Will they drive the nail "snug" Are they worth the cost? ($350- $450 here in Mn). I'm going to be installing 9 1/4" lap, and staggered edge. I wont be using it to often, But......
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Don't have the gun. But I have noticed siders using roofing guns.

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I wonder if there using roofing nails to for the siding, I've seen staplers used, but doesn't seem right for fiber cement Bob
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I've only installed Hardi planks once for this contractor, But we used Hitachi roofing guns 1 3/4" nails into the stud. Seemed to work fine for us. I should say He's been building Big money homes for years . Hope this might help make your decision easier!
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Thanks Paul, No problems with driving it too deep?
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Just finished 2 hardiplank jobs - used a Bostitch coil nailer. Hardie suggests 1-1/4" nails into studs or 12" o.c. if just into OSB. Hardie specifically states staplers and finish nailers are not to be used. The only problem we had with the coil nailer is with the 5/4 HardieTrim - it didn't have enough to flush the nail. I would suggest not using the HardieTrim anyway - use LP Smart Trim or anything besides the 5/4 HardieTrim.
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Thanks Rich, It seems like the 1 1/4 nails would hardly penetrate the studs, (5/16" siding, + 1/2 or 3/4 sheathing), and was that Bostich a "roofing nailer, or made to shoot a headed nail?
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I wonder if there using roofing nails to for the siding, I've seen staplers used, but doesn't seem right for fiber cement Bob
I've seen it quite often, no doubt. I used to just side full time so my interest now as a sider is next to none. But when cemplank first came out like...8 years ago the rep. was using a roofing gun for the demo, and of course a hammer to try and damage it...

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I 2nd Hatchet on the trim the hardie trim cracks and breaks if you even look at it funny. I'm finishing 30 squares on a house I am building and used a roofing gun with 1 3/4" nails into studs over 1/2" OSB.
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Just finished 2 hardiplank jobs - used a Bostitch coil nailer. Hardie suggests 1-1/4" nails into studs or 12" o.c. if just into OSB. Hardie specifically states staplers and finish nailers are not to be used. The only problem we had with the coil nailer is with the 5/4 HardieTrim - it didn't have enough to flush the nail. I would suggest not using the HardieTrim anyway - use LP Smart Trim or anything besides the 5/4 HardieTrim.

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