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    Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Just found out that my dad bought a Air Gun and tank, and what was wondering what kind of staples do i need to use. How much do they usually run for at home depot? Is there some sort of site somewhere where they give me tips on how to use an air gun properly when using it on an enclosure? If not, post your experiences and tips please.



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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    are you using the Nail gun for securing the enclosure together or carpeting. If you are going to hold the box together use Tite Bond III and a good 1 1/4 brad nail




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Tite Bond 3????? Amazing, i only spotted #1 and #2 in home depot. How much do the 1 1/4 brad nails run for? Btw, yes its for putting my enclosure together.


    I heard many say 1 1/4" and also 2".

    What do you guys choose?????



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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    What gauge brad/air nailer do you have? 18ga nails usually run around ~$10 for a box of 1000.




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    use tite bond 2 if you cant find 3
    You also want to use a brad nail vs a staple for making the enclosure. Less chance of splitting. And when it shoots out the side it really *****.
    If you hold the safety they can fire a good 30feet.
    Dont buy the box of nails, they sell little packages for like $3. you wont even go through the whole pack. Osh has them for cheap




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson
    What gauge brad/air nailer do you have? 18ga nails usually run around ~$10 for a box of 1000.

    I just bought an 18ga. brad nailer from HD and depending on the brand the 2 in. brads run about 6-10 bucks. They carry a few different brands of brads. The brad nailers sure do make life alot easier.



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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Tips; Never, ever, ever drop it.




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by theCybe
    Tips; Never, ever, ever drop it.

    never drop what? the gun?


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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedtrik
    I just bought an 18ga. brad nailer from HD and depending on the brand the 2 in. brads run about 6-10 bucks. They carry a few different brands of brads. The brad nailers sure do make life alot easier.
    I hope it was a Ridgid R213BNA.

    I got my brad nailer at Harbor Freight for $15 plus tax. Tested it out on some other wood and it works fine. If I didnt get this one then I wouldve gotten the Ridgid.




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson
    I hope it was a Ridgid R213BNA.

    I got my brad nailer at Harbor Freight for $15 plus tax. Tested it out on some other wood and it works fine. If I didnt get this one then I wouldve gotten the Ridgid.
    i got that harbor freight gun too. but i got it for free, my buddy convinently forgot to ring it up



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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnson
    I hope it was a Ridgid R213BNA.

    I got my brad nailer at Harbor Freight for $15 plus tax. Tested it out on some other wood and it works fine. If I didnt get this one then I wouldve gotten the Ridgid.

    No, it is actually the Bostitch kv-700 or something. They were out of the Ridgid guns I wanted. To test it I put 3 pieces of 3/4 in. MDF together and it went into all 3 with the head sinking just below the surface. Was well worth the 80 bucks.



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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    I just got a compressor and nail/staple gun. I used 1.25 inch 18 gauge brads/ nails. The shorter the nail the less chance it will split out the side, plus once the glue drys it does not matter. On the angled sides of my box I used 1 inch nails and they worked great with less chance of the splitting.




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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Here is a tip that has happened to me more than once.

    Don't hold or put your fingers to close to where you are nailing at. If the nail decides to come out a side or just off center, it will find your closest finger for sure.
    And that stings for a minute.





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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbornotdb
    Here is a tip that has happened to me more than once.

    Don't hold or put your fingers to close to where you are nailing at. If the nail decides to come out a side or just off center, it will find your closest finger for sure.
    And that stings for a minute.

    now that's a nice tip. i will try and keep that in mind when nailing.

    btw, is there some sort of way i should hold it? or nail the woods together. how many inches apart do you guys recommend for each nail i punch in?

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    Re: Tips on using the Air Gun?

    get clamps to hold your pieces together then nail away.




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