NuMax sp123 23 Gauge pin nailer

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Forum topic by sgv posted 07-06-2013 10:21 PM 2122 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2013 10:21 PM

I am buying the NuMax 23 Gauge pin nailer (Amazon $28.25 free shipping ) My question is what size nails are the most common to use? I will be using it for 3/4 ply with glue ups, molding on doors, and some crown molding (out side corners) I have a 16 gauge nailer that i use mostly 1 1/2 2 inch nails this is my first Pin nail gun as always thanks LJs

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 11:37 AM

help !!!!

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 11:59 AM

Your gun will only take a max 1 inch pin so the 3/4 ply might hold long enough for the glue to dry. I usually use a 1.25” for that. As for the other stuff all I can say is long enough to hold, short enough not to go through.
Buy a box of various sizes and see which ones you use the most.

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 11:59 AM

Grab a multi-pack and see which works best for you.
IME, for pins, use the longest one that will get the job done.

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 08:58 PM

If you don’t have an 18 ga nailer then that should be the next one to get. I have been trimming for years and have never had to have a 23 ga pinner. the 18 is more versatile and most will shot from 9/16”-2”, and they work fine for pinning corners. The trick to nailing corners without splitting the wood is to have the t of the head run with the grain. cross the grain and it will split every time.

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 09:18 PM

I agree with previous poster ,probable an 18g is more important .That said i use my 23g alot .mostly the 1 3/8 pins . Years ago I bought a grex to replace my 1st one which only shot 1” pins . I use it in stain grade work with glue .For instance miters .
I have two 18g guns . A senco with shorter nails and a ridged with only 2” nails in it .When doing casing I want the shorter nails for the jamb side of door casing to limit blowout .I will use 2” 18 gauge else where if I can or the 15g when strength is important /required.

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#6 posted 07-08-2013 10:24 PM

Thanks josephf and shawn I will look into 18 gauge

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