Proper staple gun for installing cedar shakes


Old 05-06-07, 06:27 PM
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Proper staple gun for installing cedar shakes

I was looking for advice on the proper nail/stable gun to install cedar shake siding. I was told you need to use staples from a Senco with at least 7/16" width 1 1/2 " length but I was wonder if a porter 1/4" windth 1" depth would do?
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Old 05-06-07, 06:50 PM
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I use the narrow crown Porter Cable with galvanized nails 1 1/2" long. Staple across the grain of the wood, and you will get better holding power, as they will tend to strip down the grain if nailed sideways.
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