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Just wondering what the opinions are on scrails if anyone has used them before. For those who don't know what they are. They are pneumatic screws that you can shoot into a floor or a deck an remove them with a drill bit
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I thought they worked great on the TT deck I did. Want to buy the gun?
Would work good for a subfloor as well. Maybe how much woul you be asking?
kiteman said:
I thought they worked great on the TT deck I did. Want to buy the gun?
Should be able to shoot them with any coil nailer. Used them once. Hell of a kick back. Takes everything the gun has to sink them. I've heard they are hard on driver blades as well
2 and a quarter usd. Don't know how much shipping would be to AB
C2projects said:
Would work good for a subfloor as well. Maybe how much woul you be asking?
Watch for blowout on the backside of synthetic decking. In subfloor, why would you need to back out the fasteners? Additionally, would you forgo the glue if using the scrails? If so, I would contest that method as there is no difference then with a ring or screw shank nail and forgoing the glue....
I would imagine it would be to fulfill a request by homeowner or builder. They feel screws are superior to ring shanks.
Watch for blowout on the backside of synthetic decking. In subfloor, why would you need to back out the fasteners? Additionally, would you forgo the glue if using the scrails? If so, I would contest that method as there is no difference then with a ring or screw shank nail and forgoing the glue....
Screws are definitely superior to nails when installed using a screw gun so the subfloor/decking is "sucked" down to the joist. When shot through the gun, the amount that the scrail is kicked back prohibits this.
RobertCDF said:
I would imagine it would be to fulfill a request by homeowner or builder. They feel screws are superior to ring shanks.
So they basically screw themselves in extremely quickly? They don't just ream out a hole like a spiral bit would?

I can't imagine the kickback you would feel on a gun like that. How long are these scrails?
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I've tried those scrails, not impressed, awful expensive for a if I have to take it apart
They are awesome from FastenMaster for the hidden fastener gun clips. I use them on all my decks. They don't shoot into the composite material they shoot into the clip itself. They are actually a little more effective then a ring shank because the rings are more profound like a screw. But the real advantage is sometimes they need removed for whatever reason, and when you do, you will be glad they are a screw.
I believe they are fired straight in... not screwed in:rolleyes:
So they basically screw themselves in extremely quickly? They don't just ream out a hole like a spiral bit would? ..
Here's a great Video from FastenMaster http://youtu.be/kwsM-MiQL-k

Maybe someone can make it a proper video for me. I can't seem to get it done on a mobile device.
they're are great for deck clips and decking.

I just don't like them for other applications
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