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Old 01-09-2011, 04:57 PM   #21
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you WANT to extend your workin days Shane?
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #22
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I admit on large jobs the gun is rolled out every day & ready for apps like that.

by the way I use a Vaughan 19oz. smooth face always have. I have a 20" forearm & I never lose arm wrestling
Thats 20" around, not long not that I would brag or anything
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im with shane, its faster and cheaper to repair or replace a nail gun that it is to get a new elbow or shoulder!. especially when a titanium screw is $800 and you need 4 or 5 not to mention the components. my brother sells orthopedic components to orthopods i get to hear about it
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Do you use a PP nailer?
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and you attribute that to your hammer use do ya?
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Do you use a PP nailer?
Never heard of it???
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A single framing nailer will pay for itself in only one job. Hand nailing framing is insane and in no way a better quality job. While we all have framing hammers and know how to use them, relying on them for everything would put me out of business in no time flat. I am guessing that the guys who favor the hand nailing do not frame for a living.
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and you attribute that to your hammer use do ya?
Not completely but thats a new topic for a different kind of fourm.
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I started out with one of my uncles that did not believe in using guns, we hand banged everything. That was 40 years ago. Catch up the times, no framers here hand bang anything now, neither do I when building decks.
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What do ya guys do when your guns are jammed and compressors broke...? Waste time to fix it ooorrrrrr get your friggin hammer?
They have never broke at the same time, plus I have two compressors so being gunless is never an issue. I take it from your post you don't use guns?
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"Never heard of it???"

Positive Placement nailer- for affixing strongtie and engineering. No more hand driving tecos
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As Warren said, anyone who hand nails is not making a living today.

By the way, I used to frame without a nail gun, hang siding without one, nail roofs without one. I also have had both shoulders operated on. The pain of shoulder problems is enough for me to know that I would never expect any carpenter to not use one.

By the way, I also have 20" biceps or did until 2 years ago. The doc said that compounded my shoulder surgery.
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i have 5 1/2'' thumbs
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When I started framing we had no nail guns. Everything was nailed by hand and I loved it. We used to have races when sheathing roofs with 7d coolers. Started using nail guns in 1984. Never went back. You still use the hammer and I can still hit the nail good. The problem with new guys today is that they've never learned to use the hammer first, they use the gun first and can't nail well with the hammer.
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What do ya guys do when your guns are jammed and compressors broke...? Waste time to fix it ooorrrrrr get your friggin hammer?
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What if all your back up stuff is broke??? Ya might be screwed then, if you can't do it with a hammer or wine cuz it would take to long
If all my guns are jammed and broke, or my compressors are not running, I will use my hammer. The possibility of all those planets aligning in unison is unlikely, at best.
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That is a beautiful collection of pneumatics- I am going to print out that picture and hang it on my office wall
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I used to be able to hand nail very quickly--Vaughan 22 oz---There is almost no cartilage left in my right wrist--I seldom frame any more---but when I do the air guns come out.

And yes,I have a back up compressor and guns.


I just measured my thigh--that's 20"--I don't think arm wrestling is a sport for me--
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