How to use coil nails and coil nail guns

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Coil nails are nails that are used in a coil nail gun. The coil is nothing more than the cartridge that is used with the nail gun. Nail guns have an area of the gun where the cartridge is placed to hold the coil nails. Most coil nails contain 300 to 400 nails that are held together by wire. The nails come in a variety of shapes and for various construction needs and the gun used can be gas or pneumatic.

Another type of nail gun holds a stick cartridge that only holds 20 to 40 nails that are not in a coil but are in stick shape. The nails used in this type of nail gun also come in various sizes and are used for many different jobs.

All nail guns have a cartridge unit for holding coil nails so instead of hammering one nail at a time; you can easily use the gun to kind of shoot the nail in place under pressure. By using coil nails, carpenters and other construction workers can perform their job faster and often more efficiently with less injuries.

To use coil nails you will need to choose between a pneumatic or gas nail gun. Both types are able to use coil nail cartridges. The difference is that pneumatic guns are powered with air, which uses an air compressor and air hose. Gas guns are powered by a small gas cartridge and combustion energy. There are different types of coil nails according to your project such as regular nails for most projects or coil nails for roofing, finishing or boxing.

You can find different sizes of coil nails that will fit in either nail gun whether they are short or long of course certain specialized nails such as for roofing may not use the same nail gun.

The most common coil nails you will find on the market today include 0 Degree Plastic Insert, 15 Degree Plastic Insert, 15 Degree Wire, Duplex, Coil Roofing, and Plastic Cap For Hitachi.

Coil nails under 0 Degree Plastic Insert include such nails as 1 7/8″ x .086 RING A153-D HOT DIP COIL NAILS 0 DEGREE PLASTIC 1.2M, 2″ x .092 SMOOTH A153-D HOT DIP COIL NAILS 0 DEGREE PLASTIC 3.6M Box, and 2 1/4″ x .092 RING A153-D HOT DIP COIL NAILS 0 DEGREE PLASTIC 3.6M Box, as examples.

The coil nails you will find under 15 Degree Plastic Insert include 1 1/2″ x .092 RING A153-D HOT DIP COIL NAILS 15 DEGREE PLASTIC 1.8M SidePak, 2″ x .092 RING A153-D HOT DIP COIL NAILS 15 DEGREE PLASTIC 3.6M Box, and 1 3/4″ x .092 RING 304 STAINLESS COIL NAILS 15 DEGREE PLASTIC 1M Box, to name a few.

As you can see there are many different coil nails available to help you with any construction project or do it yourself project at home. Using coil nails will help you complete your project in a timely and more cost effective manner. To find more about coil nails, click here.

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