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Old 05-29-2014, 11:17 PM   #521
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I'm sad to admit that after almost 15 years of framing, i don't think i could come close to that
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A lot of guys can not nail because of nail guns
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Well this inspired me to try a bit of hand banging today. And I wish it hadn't. Because it was just embarrassing. There was a time when I was volunteering in Mexico for a year and half where all we did was hand bomb everything with the houses (well more like sheds) we did. At that point I would hardly bend a nail however now with the luxury of the pneumatics I hardly nail anything by hand. Hand nailing is not like riding a bike. Atleast not for me
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I used to hate handnailing cause I sucked at it. and sucked at it cause I never did it since I hated it. the past few months I've been making it a point to handnail more and now I really really love it and really only care to use a gun if absolutely necessary. yesterday I barely used a gun all day. was mostly rolling TJIs and microlams which are both quick and easy to hand nail.
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You find yourself breaking into your truck in a hd parking lot with a framing square
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Don't even think twice about grabbing the hammer at your side over getting the compressor out, setting up the hoses and getting a nail gun going for small jobs.


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When I did production framing we mostly hand nailed our floor joists. Cordless paslodes were used too but it was more than 50/50 hand nails. Not fun having the hoses out when you are walking on plates and over joists. I sure couldn't nail like Lone though....
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When the lumber salesman gives you a handful of pencils.

AND YOU THINK YOU WON THE LOTTERY
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I used to hate handnailing cause I sucked at it. and sucked at it cause I never did it since I hated it. the past few months I've been making it a point to handnail more and now I really really love it and really only care to use a gun if absolutely necessary. yesterday I barely used a gun all day. was mostly rolling TJIs and microlams which are both quick and easy to hand nail.
How is it quick and easy to hand nail micro lams? Unless you can drive each nail with less than one hit, no way is it quicker.
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How is it quick and easy to hand nail micro lams? Unless you can drive each nail with less than one hit, no way is it quicker.
never said it's quicker, but it's quick enough and it's less of a hassle when you're up on top of the plates and dropping the micros into hangers
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never said it's quicker, but it's quick enough and it's less of a hassle when you're up on top of the plates and dropping the micros into hangers
Use an impulse then. There are very few times when hand nailing is a better option.
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again, never said it's "better". just my preference. for me it's personally more of a hassle to have a gun with me up on the plates rolling beams and constantly having to hook it somewhere then grab it and unhook it to nail and blah blah.
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again, never said it's "better". just my preference. for me it's personally more of a hassle to have a gun with me up on the plates rolling beams and constantly having to hook it somewhere then grab it and unhook it to nail and blah blah.
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