face nailing mapel flooring

23 Oct 2008
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hi all im wondering what the best nails are for face nailing descretely in to maple hardwood floor,ive been using 50mm lost nails but they dont leave a pinhole like hole when punched down ...any sudgestions would be great...ohh brad nails perhaps? what are they like?....basically i want the smallest pinhole poss....and must be 50mm length...thanks all:)
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x - why are you face nailing your maple ... is it plain edge stuff? Or is it the last couple of rows of your tongue & groove and you can't get the floor nailer in position 'cos of the wall?
yes its the last couple boards and fist couple boards cant get the portanailer in to possision
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x - use one of these: a surface nailer

designed for use tight to wall.

Sometimes, even these can't get to where you want to nail, so we use a 15g brad nailer, shooting the brads at opposite angles in pairs to resist lift.

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