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Tag Archives: Siding Nailer
  • The Difference Between Siding vs. Framing Nail Guns

    Today, let's take a look at one of our frequently asked questions, "what's the difference between a siding nailer and framing nailer?" When it comes to applications, such as siding or roofing, customers often don't understand why framing guns aren't the best tool for the job. Don't get us wrong, framing nailers are extremely versatile in purpose, and can definitely pull their weight for more than framing [framing nail guns are also great for decking, sheathing, subflooring and more]. And, in appearance, a coil framing nailer and a siding nailer look nearly identical. But, when it comes to siding installation, investing in a siding nailer may be worth the expense - and here's why.

    Construction Framing

    The primary difference between a coil framing nailer and a siding nailer is nail size. Where framing requires much larger nails that penetrate deep and offer greater holding strength, siding does not require nearly as much support. Think of it this way, connecting 2x4 boards to frame a building requires much more holding power versus simply attaching thin planks to a wood base. Typically, you'll see siding nails range anywhere from 1-1/4" up to 2-1/2" in length, whereas framing nails can go 3-1/2" or more.

    PRO TIP: If installing siding for the first time, be sure to research installation tips based on the type of siding you're using. Siding nailers are popular for use with fiber cement and wood siding applications. On the other hand, vinyl siding is typically hung rather than nailed, as it needs to expand and contract.

    Residential Siding Installation

    With some overlap in nail size, you may wonder whether framing nailers can be used for siding? The answer is, yes.

    Framing nail guns can be used for siding installation, if the nail being used is long enough to attach the siding firmly to your exterior wood sheathing. While it's recommended to always use a siding nail gun for siding installation, in a pinch, you may be able to use a framing nailer instead. However, the same cannot be said inversely. Since most applications in framing require longer nails that are specifically intended to join lumber together, more often than not, siding nails will not be enough.

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    You may also find that siding nailers are a few pounds lighter than framing guns. The average siding nailer weighs right around 5 LBS., while coil framing nailers typically run 8-9 LBS. minimum. For those installing siding, this makes the siding gun that much more desirable, as it should be less fatiguing to operate.

    As far as cost goes, you're looking at roughly the same price range on either tool. On Nail Gun Depot, you'll find an average range of $250 to $350 for either type of coil nailer. As with anything, build quality, brand preference and product features will all influence each tool's price.

     

    ~ The Team at Nail Gun Depot

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  • Nail Gun Depot's Construction & Manufacturing Tool Index

    Shopping for a particular tool or fastener? Need to find what you're looking for quickly? You've come to the right spot. Welcome to Nail Gun Depot's construction and manufacturing industry index for tools! This week, let's take a look at some of the larger industries we serve - giving you a fast pass to the tools and fasteners you need.
    Framing Nailer
    General Construction:
    Framing: Need a nailer for framing or sheathing? Choose from a selection of paper strip, wire strip, plastic strip, wire coil and Roundrive framing nailers and nails.
    Drywall: Do you drywall frequently? Get the best in auto-feed screw guns for drywall and more. Battery-powered and electric variations available.
    Decking: Collated and single drive deck screw guns available from CAMO, Senco, QuikDrive and others.
    Floor Installation: Choose between hardwood nailers, flooring staplers and carpet staplers for flooring installation. You can even find specialty attachments for some of your favorite flooring tools.
    Roofing: From roofing nailers to hammer tackers, we've got the roofing tools you need. Don't forget to check out our selection of cap button staplers for roofing felt and housewrap!
    Siding: Similar to a roofing nailer or coil framing nailer, a siding (or fencing) nailer is ideal for fence board, siding, decking and other structural applications.
    Sheathing & Insulation: We offer a wide variety of medium crown staplers and wide crown staplers to choose from, for sheathing and more.
    Concrete | Steel Nailing: Choose from a wide variety of concrete | steel T-Nailers and pinners. Now available, Nail Gun Depot has recently expanded its selection of fastening tools for foam board to concrete and steel applications.
    Rebar Tying: For heavy-duty concrete fastening, rebar tiers are perfect for pre-cast concrete products, building foundations, road & bridge construction, floors & walls, retaining walls and swimming pool walls.
    Senco Fusion Finish Nailer
    Renovation and Remodeling:
    Finish & Trim: Need a finish, brad or pin nailer for molding, furniture assembly or light woodworking? We have more than 60 models to choose from. And don't worry if you prefer a finish stapler, we have over 30 fine wire staplers and narrow crown staplers to choose from too.
    Upholstering & Fabric Fastening: Choose from a variety of electric and pneumatic upholstery staplers at Nail Gun Depot. For hard to reach areas, a selection of long nose upholstery staplers are also available!
     
    Bostitch Cordless Carton Closer
    Manufacturing:
    Pallet & Crate Assembly: Another member of the framing nailer family, pallet and crating nailers are designed specifically for the assembly and repair of pallets and crates. These nailers are also commonly used in manufacturing or high-volume production environments.
    Packaging: Managing a shipping facility of fulfillment center? Save time, energy and expense with packaging tools such as top carton closers (also known as carton closing staplers), plier staplers and more. Choose between cordless, pneumatic and manual box closing tools.
    Bedding: For box spring and a mattress assembly, a bedding stapler is an absolute must-have tool. These tools are designed for spring to frame fastening.
    Corrugated: A hybrid design in fastening, corrugated fastening tools work great for butt joints in cabinet and furniture frames, truss construction, picture frames, wood boxes, pallets and pallet repair.
    Bag Closing & Automotive Upholstery: For mass assembly, including automotive upholstery and bag closing applications, hog ring pliers (also known as C-ring tools) are designed to clamp a variety of fabric and metal materials together. These tools are perfect for tagging.
    Specialty: From tube closing clinch staplers to bar code and label staplers, Nail Gun Depot is continually expanding its selection of specialty tools from fabricators and niche manufacturers.
     
    Your Fastening Tool Experts,
    The Team At Nail Gun Depot
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  • Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing Staplers & Other New Tools

    While many have been out enjoying the summer, we've been busy adding new products to the Nail Gun Depot. From cordless carton closing staplers, to a new line of pallet nailers - and everything in between - we've got you covered. Be sure to check out the all-new Nail Gun Network, by Nail Gun Depot, for updates on tools, project ideas and how-to tips.
     
    If you work in manufacturing, or are frequently assembling packaging materials, the Bostitch DSW-3519 and the Bostitch DSW-3522 are two excellent options for carton closing. The first of their kind, these carton closing staplers are completely cordless - each comes with (2) lithium ion batteries. Talk about packing a punch, these carton closers from Bostitch can drive up to 800 staples per 45 minute charge. Eliminating an air hose makes these tools extremely versatile, which means you can take them where you need them. These two tools are perfect for large, industrial warehouses - and small businesses alike. Start increasing your productivity now, when you use the Bostitch DSW-3519 or the Bostitch DSW-3522.
     
    Need a new pallet nailer for pallet and crate building? Look no further than our latest product line added to the site, a full range of wire-coil pallet nail guns by Everwin Pneumatic. From high-volume, to small scale operations - Everwin offers a tool that is competitive with other industry-leading brands. Starting with the PN57 and the more powerful PN57PP, these industrial pallet nailing tools are perfect for standard pallet and crate building operations. A PN70 model offers a slightly increased range in fastener length - while each of these tools require 15 degree wire-coil pallet nails. For heavy-duty, high-volume applications, the Everwin PN100 will drive the longest length fastener - running pallet nails from 2-1/2" to 4" long. If you are looking for a competitive quality, budget friendly pallet and crate building tool, look no further than the latest offerings from Everwin Pneumatic.
     
    Maybe you are looking for a framing nailer instead of a pallet tool. If that's the case, Pneu Tools has a couple high-range options that can now be found on Nail Gun Depot. The Pneu Tools SN22130 and the SN22160 22 degree, plastic strip framing nailers are designed to handle a longer length nail - compared to the ordinary framing nail gun. The SN22130 is designed to run 3-1/2" to 5-1/8" fasteners, while the SN22160 takes 4" to 6-1/4" framing nails. Both models feature an aluminum body, sequential fire trigger, adjustable depth, and a high-capacity magazine. These tools are designed to go above and beyond - perfect for pole barn assembly and post/beam installation.
     
    Last, but certainly not least, MAX has released an updated and improved version of their SuperSider siding coil nailer, the CN565S2. Refined and improved, the MAX CN565S2 features a lighter design, more power, and a slim-nose contact arm for improved accuracy. Best of all, this tool is $10 less expensive than its predecessor.
     
    Want more information, visit each of these items on Nail Gun Depot for a full list of features and available fasteners.
     
    Your Nail Gun Experts,
    The Team At Nail Gun Depot
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