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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthordelprado
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    I've got quite a bit of floor joist work to do, but to buy nail guns are so expensive. Like £500 plus.

    What is the solution
  1.  
    Hire one ?? But pre do as much as possible to minimise hire time

    or

    get a bigger hammer
    • CommentAuthorMarkyP
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    the Hitachi first fix framing nailer is a good tool. It can be had for around £350 I think. Not cheap but less than Paslode brand which may have been the £500+ tools you have seen. It takes standard sized nails and cartridges. Mine has been reliable throughout my project and I've done a good deal of first fix DIY. It really depends how much use you will get out of it. They can save a huge amount of time and fixing is much easier as you have a free hand to hold the workpiece. You could eBay it at the end of your project and recoup at least 60% of what you paid for it. but may not be worthwhile for a one off joist fixing job.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    I bought a very cheap one for a charity job a few years ago, silverline, worked well borrowable and £100

    Hire is a good option
    • CommentAuthorSimon Still
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: MarkyPYou could eBay it at the end of your project and recoup at least 60% of what you paid for it


    You could buy used on eBay and, if looked after, potentially sell for same as you paid (so it costs you eBay and Paypal fees plus postage).
  2.  
    I bought a Senco cordless gas framing nailer eight years ago. I've used it for studding, fencing, all sorts and it's still going strong.
    • CommentAuthordelprado
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    I think I've answered my own question since I simply tried a different hire place (the first one didn't do any so I assumed for whatever reason they weren't widely available on hire), but they do the first fix Paslode (which looks very good) for something cheap like £60 a week and I'd only need it for a week
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    • CommentAuthordelprado
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2018
     
    I wont touch anything by silverline!
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