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Old 08-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone seen any nail guns on the market for putting up drywall. It would make our job a lot easier and faster!
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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Has anyone seen any nail guns on the market for putting up drywall. It would make our job a lot easier and faster!
I've often wondered if there isn't a coil nail that is ring shanked. Use a roof nailer for a couple in the perimeter before the screw gun.

Problem is the studwork, if you hit a knot or just a little harder board those nails would sit proud and it'll be counter productive.

Answer is, I don't know..... what's new.

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I've often wondered if there isn't a coil nail that is ring shanked. Use a roof nailer for a couple in the perimeter before the screw gun.

Problem is the studwork, if you hit a knot or just a little harder board those nails would sit proud and it'll be counter productive.

Answer is, I don't know..... what's new.
Even if you use a nail gun the problem is that
The nails will start coming out after a couple of years
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Even if you use a nail gun the problem is that
The nails will start coming out after a couple of years
Why?

Many rockers have been using hand bangers to nail the perimeter before the the screw guns for many years, the nails stay right where they are.
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Why?

Many rockers have been using hand bangers to nail the perimeter before the the screw guns for many years, the nails stay right where they are.
A couple of houses that i worked on had nails and after 25 years it starts comin out and it forms a gap between the studs and the drywall, leaving you with a vibrating wall however those houses were next to the train maybe that's why!
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A couple of houses that i worked on had nails and after 25 years it starts comin out and it forms a gap between the studs and the drywall, leaving you with a vibrating wall however those houses were next to the train maybe that's why!
Was the rock 100% nailed?

That's different from what I'm talking about.
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You may have to hunt around for one...

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i haven't really seen any nailers except for the post above but screws imho hold far better than nails (i also use drywall nails to tack sheets but always put a screw beside the nail after) do you not like the cordless screwguns(auto feed ) this guy loves his (guy in video lol i dont own one )
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Well I'll be damned. I wouldn't have thought that practical. I imagine setting the depth so the nailhead wouldn't break through the paper would be an impossibility.
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Well I'll be damned. I wouldn't have thought that practical. I imagine setting the depth so the nailhead wouldn't break through the paper would be an impossibility.
I agree (depth issue) i just don't see the advantage over screws ,i do think the" screwgun "cordless or gas charge may be nice for production but you would have the added expense for the initial gun purchase ,(much more than a regular gun) the clips,coils would be more money than regular screws , and from what i've seen in demo videos they seem to take a little longer to actually sink the screws
I have personally never used a cordless or a nailer though so who knows maybe i would fall in love with one
It would be interesting to see a couple guys racing though old vs new i would think the cordless would win in a sprint but i would not count out a good gunman over the long run
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I agree (depth issue) i just don't see the advantage over screws ,i do think the" screwgun "cordless or gas charge may be nice for production but you would have the added expense for the initial gun purchase ,(much more than a regular gun) the clips,coils would be more money than regular screws , and from what i've seen in demo videos they seem to take a little longer to actually sink the screws
I have personally never used a cordless or a nailer though so who knows maybe i would fall in love with one
It would be interesting to see a couple guys racing though old vs new i would think the cordless would win in a sprint but i would not count out a good gunman over the long run
I'm just talking about nailin' some of the perimeter and coming behind with screws. If indeed the depth is consistent then pop'n the nails with a gun would be FAR faster then hand bangin.
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1 5/8 course thread drywall screws is what we use.

Ive seen lots of 25 year old houses that they nailed off all of the drywall and no pops. Ive seen 5 year old houses with a lot of nail pops. I just eliminate the chance and require 100% screws.

Nail gun would be faster though. Thats pretty cool.
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I hate to admit it but we nailed off a 100 sheet basement about 7 years ago with a roofing gun because we ran out of screws and were under the gun to get it finished. Still looks great. Seemed like it worked really well at the time but I would never do it again.
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I hate to admit it but we nailed off a 100 sheet basement about 7 years ago with a roofing gun because we ran out of screws and were under the gun to get it finished. Still looks great. Seemed like it worked really well at the time but I would never do it again.


It is crazy what happens when your under the gun.

When I was working for someone else I didnt put insulation between the ceiling and second story floor before I hung the drywall for the same reason. I literally just forgot, didnt have a check list and hadnt been doing it long enough to have a mental checklist. I remembered when the ceiling was taped

I worried for a long time about someone bitching about noise between floors
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I hate to admit it but we nailed off a 100 sheet basement about 7 years ago with a roofing gun because we ran out of screws and were under the gun to get it finished. Still looks great. Seemed like it worked really well at the time but I would never do it again.
Hey, did I see you on another thread say that you hand tape a 100 sheet job?
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i know afew older fellas that still only nail drywall. not that they think its any better i think its just what they know.
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Hey, did I see you on another thread say that you hand tape a 100 sheet job?
Perhaps. I have hand taped much larger than 100 sheet jobs. Before I got rolling we completed almost all the tasks in house. No such thing as drywall crews with tape boxes when your poor and getting started. You are probably referring to my tape with bucket, bed with hot mud, skim with topping comment. Yeah, I have done all that by hand too. I am actually a pretty talented drywaller. I do not do it much anymore but when provided the opportunity I always amaze myself.


Im sure up there you fellas only use golden banjos right?
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You mean Hand tape instead of a banjo?

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