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Old 01-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #41
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i still hammer...well theres a reason for that. But i have developed good nailing rythms when i sheath floors and roofs i use 8d nails and 1 hit for each and just feed out. Walls i can't smash so i hold back
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #42
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Holy crap Loneframer! My brother is a cop and u got more guns than him. Lol
Joe, I'm not a framer... just being the nuetral guy in this thread...
My compresser broke the other week and I had to hang crown the oldskool way but my customers liked that... if it breaks again ill just borrow one of loneframers
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i still hammer...well theres a reason for that. But i have developed good nailing rythms when i sheath floors and roofs i use 8d nails and 1 hit for each and just feed out. Walls i can't smash so i hold back

The crew I worked on in the early days used to have nailing contests--

Sink a 16d in the fewest strokes (no free hit to start it)

One guy consistently sunk 5 nails in 5 swings --that's nuts!
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i still hammer...well theres a reason for that. But i have developed good nailing rythms when i sheath floors and roofs i use 8d nails and 1 hit for each and just feed out. Walls i can't smash so i hold back
You are 15 that is the reason for still hammering Save your money and buy a gun and compressor
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The crew I worked on in the early days used to have nailing contests--

Sink a 16d in the fewest strokes (no free hit to start it)

One guy consistently sunk 5 nails in 5 swings --that's nuts!
Yeah, and in the old days we also used to have contests to see how may studs, joists, sheets of ply you could carry too. Also not the brightest idea. On the other hand, bragging rights gotta be worth something right?
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Holy crap Loneframer! My brother is a cop and u got more guns than him. Lol
Joe, I'm not a framer... just being the nuetral guy in this thread...
My compresser broke the other week and I had to hang crown the oldskool way but my customers liked that... if it breaks again ill just borrow one of loneframers
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As for the combustion odor, I purposely ask my customers if it's a nuisance. Most of them reply "What odor?"

Not dragging hoses through a furnished home increases productivity, while reducing liability. Win/win for the Impulse.
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The crew I worked on in the early days used to have nailing contests--

Sink a 16d in the fewest strokes (no free hit to start it)

One guy consistently sunk 5 nails in 5 swings --that's nuts!
wait so he held it and then full power swing and moved his fingers at the right time or they were set and
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Quoted from an earlier post by Loneframer;

When I got to run my first framing crew, I had
1. wormdrive
2. extension cord
3.drill
4. reciprocating saw
5. level
6. framing square
7.toolbelt with basic hand tools

Framed a virtual butt-load of houses with nothing more


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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.
Did some tools fall off one of those trucks that you Jersey boys are always talking about?
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Ahhh, Gus, Jersey huh... I get it
Wonder what happened to that stuff but when we become celebrities and do some impulse shopping, we seem to forget where we came from lol
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Quoted from an earlier post by Loneframer;

When I got to run my first framing crew, I had
1. wormdrive
2. extension cord
3.drill
4. reciprocating saw
5. level
6. framing square
7.toolbelt with basic hand tools

Framed a virtual butt-load of houses with nothing more




Did some tools fall off one of those trucks that you Jersey boys are always talking about?
In my first year of framing, I earned the title of "The Mindless Backnailing Machine".

I was hand nailing 3K sq. ft. of sub-floor down with HD 8s on every building we framed, using a 28 Estwing.

After several years of framing with 2 guys who were very competative, I earned due respect.

Then we got a couple guns and a compressor.

We were some pretty bad azz dudes with framing hammers, but the guns put us over the top.

I won't go back to handnailing for my meals, but I'm up for some friendly competition of hand driving some 8s.
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In my first year of framing, I earned the title of "The Mindless Backnailing Machine".

I was hand nailing 3K sq. ft. of sub-floor down with HD 8s on every building we framed, using a 28 Estwing.

After several years of framing with 2 guys who were very competative, I earned due respect.

Then we got a couple guns and a compressor.

We were some pretty bad azz dudes with framing hammers, but the guns put us over the top.

I won't go back to handnailing for my meals, but I'm up for some friendly competition of hand driving some 8s.
we should make videos and compare
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I don't like hammers, my fingers always get in the way.
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we should make videos and compare
You first, Homie.
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Any of u guys ever shoot yourself or that annoying helper on the job? If Loneframer's from Jersey, he mighta shot a few people JK
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You first, Homie.
you guys have sinkers, dammitt
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you guys have sinkers, dammitt
I have about 1/2 a bucket of 8D HD commons. I think I'll go warm up some.
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I have about 1/2 a bucket of 8D HD commons. I think I'll go warm up some.
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This site is consumed by achieved dinosaurs. The only thing we hand drive are trusses. First hand drive into top plate, then toe nail into truss. Then grab your gun or be left behind. Good luck keeping up!
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Well, sad to say, I have a wood siding job booked for the spring. 3500 lf. it all needs to be hand nailed with the plastic protectors on your hammer.

Not really looking forward to the hammering part, but love the work.

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