Re: Nailer For Fence Slats I would definitely recommend stainless steel nails with a ring shank or even ss staples to install fence pickets. Because of the new pressure treatments and acids in cedar and redwood your only long-term option is to go with at least a 304-grade stainless steel.
No matter the type of nails used, make sure that the company opts for nonmagnetic materials. When magnetic nails are used in projects such as these, they can adversely react to other nearby metals. This potential reaction could cause the wood to crack or split, ruining your wooden fence.
I was looking for a nail gun to shoot 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 ” nails to repair/renail fence boards to the horizontal stringers between posts. I have a framing nailer that will use a minimum of 2” round head nails, but 2” nails are too long.
You don't have to use a nail gun to attach wooden fence slats -- you can complete the work with a traditional hammer, but it's a long and exhausting process. A nail gun makes the job easier and ...
Types of fence nails products are most popular in North America, South America, and Africa. You can ensure product safety by selecting from certified suppliers, including 223 with ISO9001, 15 with ISO14001, and 10 with Other certification.
Nails and screws that are for use outdoors must be able to withstand rain, snow, heat and cold. Stainless steel and aluminum fasteners repel rust and last for long periods of time. There are two types of stainless steel fasteners available, 304 and 316. 316 should be used in moist and humid climates, while 304 works best in dry climates.
Re: Stainless Steel Nails Into Fence Pickets As a fence company I can't restrict my self to just one type of fence. I build a different design very often utilizing all kinds, types, and sizes of materials.
A fence is only as strong as the nails that hold it together, and all nails are not alike. Each type of nail has a specific characteristics, and it is clearly evident when the wrong type of nail has been used to build a fence. Wood expands and contracts as it gets wet and then dries out.
Hold a fence board onto the support beam at the desired height, and then press your nail gun just left of the center of the board, at the height of the upper support beam of the fencing.
03 Place the first picket board in the corner of the fence or edge of the gate post, aligning it with the edge and string guide, then attach it to the stringers with nails. (C.) 04 Place the second picket against the first and attach it with nails. For a decorative 36" picket fence, cut a spacer to ensure equal spacing between pickets.
Good coated deck screws will secure a fence to rails so much better than nails. They cost a lot more than nails just to buy. Installation takes longer.
I am going to build a wooden fence. using 2x4 for rails, 5/8-in x 5-1/2-in x 6-ft pressure treated pine pickets for panels. I have 2 nail guns. 2-1/2 in. 16-gauge straight finish nailer and 2 in. 18-gauge brad nailer
Outside, the nails will quickly rust and fall off -- they aren't galvanized, they are TINY, and they have little to no head on them. If you want to use a nailer, you need to use a framing nailer like Shirlock suggested. Make sure you use hot-dipped galvanized nails. Personally, when building a fence, I use coated decking/exterior screws.
It's just a privacy fence, not a hurricane shelter. Screws are for decks, and things that will be load bearing. Kind of a waste of time and money to use them to attach pickets to a fence, if you ask me. Ring shank nails will attach fence pickets quite adequately and permanently.
Randy wants to build his rough cut cedar fence right with no future stains, but has been told that even stainless steel nails will eventually rust, and that given the price difference he might as well use galvanized.
Most prebuilt fences are built with the panels stapled to stringers approximately 1 1/2” thick. After a few years of rain and sun the staples rust and the panel boards loosen and fall off. I was looking for a nail gun to shoot 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 ” nails to repair/renail fence boards to the horizontal stringers between posts.
Attach rails for the rest of the fence. Stagger the rail joints on different posts to add stability. For example, with posts spaced about 8 feet apart, use 16-foot boards as the top and bottom rail to span three posts. For the middle rail, use an 8-foot across two posts. Rails along a run of the fence should butt together at the middle of posts.
Dengarden Home Improvement ... I want to replace my old fence. I am thinking about buying wood fence pickets 1/2" by 5-1/2" by 6ft. So, what type of brad nailer do you recommend? ... Yes, you will need a compressor and hose, and the right type of nails for the gun and the job. Your local building center can help you out. Best of luck ...