paslode impact framing nailer into concrete?

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-04-08, 07:08 AM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: US
Posts: 123
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
paslode impact framing nailer into concrete?

I have a paslode framing nailer (angled) that shoots great into wood. I am getting ready for a job that requires shooting nails into brick and concrete.

I have heard that the paslode will do it if I buy hardened steel nails. Does this really work? They are not easy to find - have to buy online, I guess. With shipping costs, I wanted to find out first if they will work.

thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-04-08, 09:26 AM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,119
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
I'm sure someone else will weigh in, but I've never heard of that being true. No mention of it at the Paslode site either.
 
  #3  
Old 10-04-08, 12:43 PM
C
Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,774
Received 89 Votes on 68 Posts
I wouldn't even think of it with my Bostich framer. I've always used a powder nailer for nailing to concrete. You can get a single shot cheap ( < $30) at a big box.
 
  #4  
Old 10-04-08, 01:15 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 5 Votes on 5 Posts
No way in a hundred years would I shoot a nail into concrete with a framing nailer. You may have those guys who brag that they can do it, but don't. If it makes an incomplete shot, the energy has to go somewhere, and that means a bent nail. Think about what it does to the inside of your nailer. Like CW says, a powder actuated gun is cheap, made for the job and sets the nails properly.
 
  #5  
Old 10-04-08, 03:10 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: US
Posts: 123
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
thanks -- I wasn't sure it was true -- and I guess it wasn't.
 
  #6  
Old 10-05-08, 04:49 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 25,822
Received 641 Votes on 593 Posts
Originally Posted by chandler View Post
If it makes an incomplete shot, the energy has to go somewhere
Yeah, like in your EYE. Don't do it! Use a powder actuated nailer, and follow the safety instructions.
 
  #7  
Old 10-06-08, 05:34 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 5 Votes on 5 Posts
Speaking of eyes, always wear eye protection. My daughter is a doctor of optometry in Denver and she has showed me actual photographs of face damage of people not wearing them, and also the nail caught by the impact resistant lenses protecting the person's eye. Awsome.
 
  #8  
Old 10-27-08, 07:57 PM
C
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 82
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
No your 3 1/4 pasload nailer is not for anchoring to concrete, however pasload does make a pin nailer many of the drywallers around here use em to secure light guage steel track. It does exist. Its like a butane powerd ramset.
 
  #9  
Old 10-28-08, 03:20 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 5 Votes on 5 Posts
But it is a different animal than the OP wanted. The pin nailer is for steel studs, not fastening pins through studs into a monolith. Drop ceiling guys use them for their perimeter angle, too.
 
  #10  
Old 11-04-08, 08:12 PM
I
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 70
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Call me a chicken, but those concrete nail guns scare the hell out of me. I used one years ago and did not have it exactly square and it ricocheted like a bullet. Luckily it did not harm anyone.

It may be slower, but I'll take a hammer drill and fasteners any day.
 
  #11  
Old 11-06-08, 03:49 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 5 Votes on 5 Posts
News flash. I just discovered (and I'm slow) that Bostitch has a concrete nailer just for the purpose the OP wanted. It will run about $400 and the nails won't be in common stock at any store, so they exist, just not practical for smaller jobs.
Iceracer, sort of like gun control, don't blame the gun, blame the holder. You are right, it must be held perfectly straight to your trajectory in order for the pin to be placed properly. Glad it didn't harm anyone. Tapcons do a great job, but as you said,.....sllloooow.
 
  #12  
Old 11-14-08, 03:20 PM
JWilliams's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Panama City, Florida.
Posts: 49
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
i have used a hitachi framing stick nailer and shot nails into block. you just have to have special nails. its been almost two years and i can not remember the name of nails for the life of me
 
  #13  
Old 11-29-08, 08:27 PM
C
Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Hilti

I believe this was the tool I saw on Cool Tools a while back. Awesome ability to drive a nail through an i-beam. Hilti often too expensive to purchase, but you can rent about anything.

DX 460-F10 Tool - Hilti USA
 
  #14  
Old 12-03-08, 04:26 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: US
Posts: 123
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thank you all for following up on this. I have given up on using the nailer for bricks or concrete. Unfortunately, the powder ramjet shattered all the bricks I tried it on, even with the lowest charge, so I plan to use tapcons or lead anchors.

Thanks again for your help.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: