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compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:33 am
by Yakima
assuming I can locate bronze or stainless steal brads, can I use a compressed air brad nailer to attach the gussets to the frame timbers?

thanks, Yakima

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:00 am
by Bill Edmundson
Yakima

Welcome.

I always shoot a few brads into the gussets. At glue-up the gussets tend to move on you. The brad will hold it in place until the epoxy cares. Some people say that's enough. I prefer to predrill and add bronze ring nails.

Bill

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:29 pm
by gdcarpenter
You should be able to locate SS brads at any good construction supplier, the Big Box stores often have limited selections.

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:05 pm
by kens
I got a variety of SS brads at a construction supplier.
Used a LOT of them, very handy for glue ups.

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:30 pm
by Yakima
Thanks Bill- do you add the screws after or before the epoxy cures?

thanks again!

Re: compressed air brad nailer?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:41 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Yakima

I do it before the cure. That way I can take the frame off the table, set it aside & work on the next one.

Bill