Are paper or plastic collated nails better?

Plastic collated nails are less expensive to manufacture, and cost less than paper. The paper collated nail process costs more than the plastic process but paper tape collated nails have a productivity and quality advantage over plastic that easily outweighs the difference in price.

What are collated nails used for?

Collated Nails are commonly used in the construction industry. The nails are collated or connected together in strips so they can be easily fired out of a nail gun. This system helps save time on the job site, which ultimately helps reduce labor costs.

What size collate nails framing?

Some experts suggest that nails that are 3 ½ inches long, or 16d, are the best sizing for framing. At your local hardware store, you will find two different types of 16d nails: commons and sinkers.

Can you use paper collated nails instead of wire?

These words refer to the material used by manufacturers to hold the nail strips together (collate). For the most part, and with few exceptions, all paper collated nails will fit the same tools; all plastic collated nails will fit the same tools and all wire collated nails will do the same.

Can I use 30 degree nails in a 21 degree nailer?

There are currently four different angles of straight framing nail clips: 21 degrees, 28 degrees, 30 degrees and 34 degrees. Nail clips can vary in length and gauge and even material type, but the important thing to remember is that if you have a 21-degree nailer, you can only use 21-degree nail clips.

What is wire collated?

All framing nailers in the 15-degree group are wire-coil collated. This means that their nails are held together by two thin wire strips and slanted at a 15-degree angle. The nails themselves have a fully round head and the collation is circular in shape.

Are 30 and 34 degree nails interchangeable?

Often we hear the question: Can i use 30 degree nails in a 34 degree nailer? In our experience a 30 degree framing nailer will fire 34 degree framing nails successfully.

What is a 16d nail?

A 16d nail is one that’s 3-1/2-inches long. Legend has it that one hundred 3-1/2-inch nails cost 16 pennies back then. And it would follow suit that one hundred 2-inch (or 6d) nails cost, well, 6 pennies. So, it’s an archaic term, but is apparently one that’s here to stay.

Can you use 15 gauge nails for framing?

Answer: You could use either a finishing nailer and 2″ long 15 gauge collated finishing nails (nail heads are fairly invisible), or use a framing nailer with 1 3/4″ to 2″ flat head nails, around 0.09″ to 0.12″ shank (< 1/8″), if you don’t mind the nail heads.

What is glue collated?

The kind nails used in nail guns are called collated nails. These are nails that are arranged in a strip or coil and connected with the help of glue, plastic, paper or wire.

What is the difference between a 21 degree and 30 degree nailer?

The 21-degree and 30-degree are the most common framing nailer angles. The most obvious difference between the two types of nailers is the magazine angles and the corresponding angle of collation.

Can you use 16 gauge nails for framing?

Now, for the most part, 16 gauge nails, typically 3 1/2 inches long are the best to use when it comes to framing projects. These are technically called 16-d (or “16-penny”) nails and you often have two choices when framing: common nails and sinkers (forget the rest!).