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    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    I loved nailing. Did most of it by hand with my favorite old wooden handled claw hammer. The key was grinding a dish into the action end of the hammer.

    I had to use a palm nailer for some of the nasty spots, but I really got all "Zen" about the hammer.

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    I just broke down and bought a palm nailer last weekend. Where has this been all my life? I love it! I had to buy it because there's only a 6" gap between the top of the boards and the rafter at that point. It's a very cool tool for small tight areas.
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    Palm nailer is on my list to add to the tool collection.
    After watching a buddy with an electric stihl in convinced they are pretty handy (for smaller jobs). Also grabbing the 20V dewalt electric chainsaw for the times I don't need the 18" husqvarna on top of a ladder. Found bare tool (I already have a bunch of batteries) for$99

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post


    I just broke down and bought a palm nailer last weekend. Where has this been all my life? I love it! I had to buy it because there's only a 6" gap between the top of the boards and the rafter at that point. It's a very cool tool for small tight areas.
    There is a great $3 hack that will do wonders for chinking nails with a palm nailer.

    1... At Harbor Freight, get the assortment of 1/4" drive ratchet extensions. The longest one is probably the one you will appreciate the most.

    2... Cut off the male end. It is the end with the square penis sticking out that you would push into a socket.

    3... Stick the newly cut shank up into the business end of the nailer. The other end fits over the nail. It is obvious once you do it.

    4... You have already figured out that a two handed person is at a liability with this hack... Unless you tape the extension to the palm nailer with duck tape. That means you may want two palm nailers.



    Trust me. If you have nooks and crannies that require this hack, you will love it. If there is any other way to set the nail, you will hate this hack.

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