Finish nailer on vinyl shoe molding

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Old 03-26-10, 07:45 AM
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Finish nailer on vinyl shoe molding

Can you use a finish nailer on vinyl shoe molding or will it split too easily?
 
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Old 03-26-10, 08:07 AM
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The cellular(?) PVC vinyl yes, no prob. The hard "plasticy" stuff..yes with stipulation..it can split and shatter if too near the ends.

On both you need to practice a bit with your pressure and depth settings.

byw...I know you said finish nailer..but in this case a brad gun (18 ga) would be plenty. All you're doing is fastening the shoe to the base...1" nails should be more than long enough. Now..if it was 1/4 round....might be different.
 
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Old 03-26-10, 10:33 AM
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How?

How would it be different with 1/4 round?

It is an 18ga nailer/stapler.
 
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Quarter round is thicker and might need a longer nail to secure it to the baseboard.
 
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A brad nailer like you have is going to be less likely to cause a split than hammering in a finish nail
 
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