What preasure does a rockworth framing nailer need to operate
You did not provide brand, but this broad spectrum will give you some indication. Framers operate, depending on the brand, on 45psi (2.5bar) to 120psi (8.3bar).
Setting depend on several variables, that is thickness of the timber, hardness of the timber, lenght of the nail, to certain extend hardness and diameter of the nail..
You know that pressure is correct to material when nail head is flushed with surface of the timber or very slightly below.
If nail stick above the surface, you need increase pressure (in stages! do not jump from one extremity to another!), till you achieve flash suurface.
if nail takes "dive" and is more than thickness of the head below the surface, you need to decrease the pressure till you achieve this "golden" level of flush or just below the surface.
Sometime there is necessity to drive nails into totally unsuitable surface of timber (for example bamboo, yes, I know it sound ridiculous, but not everyone live in north america...), it is then good idea to spray nails with teflon or silicone oils, This treatment allow penetration even in bamboo, mahagony and other timbers harder than 12 in Jenkins scale without riping them apart.
Albeit if I see you firing nailer in my workshop into mahagony I will fire you... :-)
Hope this short intro into the noble art of framing and pneumatic nailer world will help you. Do not forget wearing protective glassess or face shield while using nailer! You have only two eyes and there is no spares...
Aug 15, 2010 |
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