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Old 08-31-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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I am wondering who use Maze nails they are made in the USA.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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We use them plenty, especially like their hanger nails.

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Got my vote - Used many of their trim nails, and cedar siding nails.
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I think I am going to use in my 12x20 garage project.
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I think I am going to use in my 12x20 garage project.


Go for it, you wont be disappointed.
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good as it get in my book of nails their splitless are one that i use the most
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I use them on fascia about once a year when a customer requests no nail guns. I hate pulling them though, usually the board will split before the nail gives. Oh, and forget about cutting them with a sawzall, takes forever and burns the blades too quickly.
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I use them on fascia about once a year when a customer requests no nail guns. I hate pulling them though, usually the board will split before the nail gives. Oh, and forget about cutting them with a sawzall, takes forever and burns the blades too quickly.
Just curious why would they request no nail guns?
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Just curious why would they request no nail guns?
The explanation I get is that nail guns aren't consistent enough. A lot of guys around here advertise hand nailing as being superior.

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Around here (N.W. Indiana) just about everyone sells them. The company is in Illinois,next state over. Topnotch products in my book.


Just some trivia,I think they also bought out this old topnotch outfit several years ago and still make the same great stuff,Tremont Nails is their subsidiary. http://www.tremontnail.com/
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I'M sorry,incorrect data. I got confused,they were bought out by Acorn Mfr.co. That is a hinge company,not by Maze.
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The explanation I get is that nail guns aren't consistent enough. A lot of guys around here advertise hand nailing as being superior.
Looks like grandpa still uses tar paper too. But as far as facias are concerned not sure why hand nailing would be better. How much more do you charge to hand nail a roof?
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I use them on fascia about once a year when a customer requests no nail guns. I hate pulling them though, usually the board will split before the nail gives. Oh, and forget about cutting them with a sawzall, takes forever and burns the blades too quickly.
Why would you use a nail gun for fascia? To me that is like using a waffle head hammer to put nails in fascia.


Also think there is alot more going with the roof picture then using a nail gun.
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I'm AMAZED at the quality of those nails.

use them all the time.
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I like hand driving framing & roofs, but I like a Senco SFN40 for nailing fasica, soffit, and interior trim. But I cant find one I am also looking for a Thomas Renegade 2 gallon.
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Why would you use a nail gun for fascia? To me that is like using a waffle head hammer to put nails in fascia.


Also think there is alot more going with the roof picture then using a nail gun.
1x8 and 1x6 PVC fascia + 16g paslode cordless = fast. Don't try it without the rubber "nomar" tip though, otherwise you might as well use a waffle head.
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1x8 and 1x6 PVC fascia + 16g paslode cordless = fast. Don't try it without the rubber "nomar" tip though, otherwise you might as well use a waffle head.
Ah , makes more sense now. Nobody uses that on fascia around here.
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Maze are the best I can get here.

I haven't checked recently, but some shingle manufacturers would only warrant a roof if it was hand nailed to their specs. No over driving / under driving.
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I've used the hardwood trim nails and the splitless, by Maze.

I like them well enough.

We use the coil siding nailer for facia and siding.

I think the smallest gauge for fascia would be the 15 gauge.
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I've agree a 15 guage nailer is for fasica.

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