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Polak_maly

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Nail Gun for Installing a cedar siding shingles?
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:05:58 AM »
I already have air compressor (Porter Cable) from HomeDepot and looking for a nailer. Any recommendations? I have HomeDepot, Lowe's, and Harbor Freight within quick driving distance but obviously online works as well.

I need to replace two walls so old-school hammer and nails would take too much time :)

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Re: Nail Gun for Installing a cedar siding shingles?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 01:41:24 PM »
For applying our cedar siding I bought a Makita AN611 coil nailer after reading many reviews on nailers. It is a 'coil' nailer and I was shooting stainless steel ring shanked nails with it. It worked great and had a very useful depth adjuster on it. You might want to check on renting one if your Home Depot or similar local stores have them. A good siding gun is $300 and if it's not something your likely to use often, renting makes more sense.
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Re: Nail Gun for Installing a cedar siding shingles?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 05:49:42 PM »
I would advise against the porter cable coil nailer that is carried at most HD's.  It was bargain priced vs. the others.  I bought it and it constantly jams.  Porter cable makes great finish nailers though.