Forum: Site Works
Topic: Featheredge fencing
started by: GandA
Posted by GandA on 05 April 2019,19:27Just wondered people's views on nailing it up ..
First Fix nailer for the ring nails and better hold...
Or 2nd fix for a less noticeable finish??
Posted by dig dug dan on 05 April 2019,19:32I use a pneumatic coil nailer, fires 45mm ring nails. Forget paslode, far too expensive use of nails, you have to reload it to often
Posted by GandA on 05 April 2019,19:46Cool thanks for quick reply .. so that's something more 1st fix size not pins ..
Iv seen people using both , but i just use the tools supplied .. can't tell the bloke I work with anything :rock:
Always thought proper ring nails be best .. doing this job for myself and want it to last! Lol
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 06 April 2019,03:57I see a lot of fencers jut using nails and a hammer
no gas power leads etc.
Posted by dig dug dan on 06 April 2019,14:14
I am currently working on a project at a local village shop, doing all the landscaping. About 25 years ago, when i was just starting out, the then shop owner got me to put up fencing, using concrete morticed posts and fetheredge.
Back then, i brought a compressor and a brad nailer for nailing up the fetheredge. Amazingly, the fencing is still original and still fixed together well considering the brads are not designed for such a task.
The gravel boards are rotting, but the rest is still spot on!
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 07 April 2019,11:04nice to get repeat stuff like that Dan
Posted by GandA on 08 April 2019,19:22That was my thoughts with the brads not been.ideal for the job ... well put together !! Haha
Could do it all by hand, but it's a time saver with gun .. and it's something il need in the future down the line.
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 09 April 2019,19:38first fix 49-52mm threaded galvanised nails without exception.
Hammer and nail them if you can do a 10ft bay in less than 4 1/2 mins by that method.
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 10 April 2019,19:37I have seen Mark Naseby do 16 bays in 4 hours with a hammer and nails,and still there
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 11 April 2019,20:32
It would probably take me a long day to equal that with a hammer and nails. Perhaps more.
Good nail gun though and I'd destroy it. Probably by half.
Posted by GandA on 11 April 2019,22:26Cheers Forest ..