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Cordless nailer for 20mm nails?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by kjacko, 12 Dec 2016.

  1. kjacko

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    Hi,
    so i need to nail down some 4mm ply into 4 bedrooms (totally approx. 50sqm) prior to having vinyl installed.
    My DeWalt DC660 won't hold nails smaller than 32mm so i can't use that.
    I need something that will allow 20mm nails. I have a bostitch airgun, but its a ballache to use due to the compressor size.
    I do have an electric nailer but it's half knackered.
    Was really hoping there is a cordless solution out there. It would certainly get used for more than just 4 rooms worth.

    Any advice would be most appreciated, thanks. :)
     
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    Forget about 18ga or even 16ga pinners to hold down 4mm plywood - the heads on the pins are just to small to do the job adequately. Instaed get out a tack hammer and hand nail it with flooring tacks. If the flooring were a bit thicker, say 6mm, it would be possible to screw it down on 100mm centres, but 4mm is probably pushing it a bit
     
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    Big stapler? Spot of glue at the recommended intervals too? Air stapler and fire the 32mm staples at alternating 45 degree angles to reduce the sink depth? Are you trying to avoid hitting pipes and wires?
     
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    Hi, sorry for the delayed response.
    Yes, as i already screwed directly into a water pipe last weekend :(
    My floorboards are only 15mm not 18mm. I don't think glue and angling the 32mm nails is a good idea.

    Currently looking at the 2-in-1 hand staplers that will do up to 20mm. Some have fairly decent reviews.
    The ryobi one is probably too pricey on second thoughts. Maybe one of them hammer nailer things?
     
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