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The Most Amazing Tools For Making Fence Panels, Sheds and garden furniture 

July 01, 2016

The Most Amazing Tools For Making Fence Panels, Sheds and garden furniture 

I'm frequently asked what nail gun would I recommend for the manufacture of fence panels, sheds and garden buildings. Well, I'm going to try and script the sort of advise I'd give to our customers and stick to one brand and on this occasion I'll be with our partners at Tacwise.

The nailers described are air operated so you will require an air compressor and the type of nailer used are coil nailers – simply speaking the nails are formed in a coil in the magazine of the tool as below – simples eh!



Small coil nailers fire nails up to a maximum length of 50mm but there are larger coil nailers firing up to lengths of 100mm – not required on this occasion. Tacwise have two models that I'd recommend. The DCN50LHH and FCN57V there are others models but I just want to stick to the type of application and get across a few points to consider.

First and foremost, my first tip is to have a nailer that has an adjustable depth of drive– in a nutshell, on the tool there is an adjustable wheel that moves the contact nose in and out - which in turn holds the nose of the tool closer or further away from the work surface. "Why?" You scream? Well, this, in turn will adjust how far the nail fires into the work surface and this is crucial when nailing very thin board as you want maximum holding power and do not want to blow all the way through the material. Christ! That was long winded – much easier on video so feel free to watch the gaffer (Steve) on video below.

Both these models take coil nails but two different types of coil nails Flat Collatedand Conical Collated which is covered in a previous blog I've posted – Types of coil nails.

The finish of the nail is also important for these outdoor applications. You will require Galvanised and Ring Shanked for weather protection and holding power (and you've guessed, it I've been busy) so make a brew and visit another font of knowledge here – Types of Nails – Explained.

For certain applications we also have stock of Conical Nails in Stainless Steelused in high protection environments and when fixing hardwoods with high tannin content.

Please follow the links and watch the videos as I can dribble on and on but follow these points and you'll be on the correct path of bringing your project together – whether it is for business or pleasure these tools will undoubtedly save you time and money

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call on 0333 8000 345 or email one of the team will be delighted to help you.


Until next time,

Take Care,


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