Air nailers

Old 05-01-17, 04:54 PM
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Air nailers

Hi All, what does the angle have to do with the air nailers 21* 30* etc. which would be the best for framing interior 2X4 partitions.
Old 05-01-17, 06:40 PM
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The more angle a gun has, the shorter the magazine will usually be. So a 30 degree gun is nice for zigzaging your way through framing. 21 degree guns have a long magazine but are often the kind of guns used when full heads are required... full head clips are longer, thus the longer magazine will hold more nails. I suppose professional framers might say they are better balanced in your hand as well.

Me, I'm happy with my 30 degree Paslode.
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Once you settle on an angle, make sure nails in that angle with the right collation are easily available; some are more rare than others.
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One other thing to keep in mind is that SOME jurisdictions do not allow the use of clipped head nails for certain areas. I solved that problem by buying a gun that shoots full-head nails. I think it is a 20 or 22 degree angle, Porter-Cable from a factory rebuild place. Cost was significantly less than a new gun and has worked well for me with my limited usage.
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I have both Bostitch (28 degree) wire bound nail guns and a Senco (21 degree) gun which shoots round head nails (usually Paslode plastic bound). I am almost having to carry extra ricks of nails in my left hand because the magazine is emptied so fast in comparison to the Bostitch which has a longer magazine.
Old 05-02-17, 05:15 PM
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So it appears that the angle has more to do with magazine size than anything else, I think i may go with a Harbor Freight 21* nailer as this is a one time project and I have had pretty good luck with some of their tools,definetly will go with round head nails.
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I have a HF 28 framing nailer and it works good for me BUT for the most part they are disposable nail guns as very few parts are available for repairs

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