This air nailer is small enough to fit into my nail apron and powerful enough to drive an 8d sinker nail
in less than two seconds.
Line up the top plate over the studs and nail the plates to the studs with two 16d sinker nails
into each stud.
Cut trimmers and nail each to a straight stud with 16d sinker nails
driven at an angle.
Cut and nail (use 16d sinker nails
) these pieces together, then drop them between the king studs.
For interior framing, that means using only the thicker 10d, 12d or 16d common nails (rather than skinnier sinker nails
) to fasten a joist hanger's face flange to wall ledgers, headers and beams, Outdoors use 16d double-dipped galvanized nails (or stainless steel when called for) for installing hangers.
Coated sinker nails
are thinner and less likely to split the wood.
deck screws, some 16d sinker nails
, a half pound of joist hanger nails, and some comer hangers (see Photo 5).