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    Ridgid air driven palm nailer

    Earlier this summer I had my house roofed by a contractor. In the process we found some facia and soffit that needed replacing. It was at the end of the shed attached to my carport. I milled the facia and the roofing contractor installed it. The problem with that is there is about 6" of clearance between the soffit of the shed and the lattice-work frame for the metal patio roof below it.

    I removed the metal patio roof which was screwed down with painted screws. I needed to replace some rotten mal-fitting soffit. I bought cut ran replaced the soffit but could not swing a hammer more than about 1". After about 15 minutes of frustration, I drove to HD and bought a Ridgid air-powered palm nailer. It worked like a charm. I finished installing the soffitt, painted it and after letting it dry over night I got another coat of paint on it. That evening I painted it one more time.

    The next day I got the metal patio roof reinstalled and that afternoon, the first of our fall/winter rains set in.

    I had a list of "have to be dones before surgery".

    The list was completed 1 day before I had surgery. I am glad! With the equilibrium problems, it wasn't until yesterday that I felt comfortable operating a machine of any kind.

    Yes......you get enough donations....I'll wear it in public......
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 11-14-2011 at 12:54 AM.
    Ken
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    I'd wondered how well those palm nailers worked. Thanks for the report.

    I saw that. I'll up my bid to $10. I've got a job now. ;-)
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    I used one of those when I built my deck. They sure come in handy.
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    How did your hand feel after running it for a while Ken?

    And what are we bidding on??? (sorry, can't find the shadow print)
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    ...And what are we bidding on??? (sorry, can't find the shadow print)
    Here ya go, Jon...down towards the end of the thread:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/.................
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    Jon.....I didn't bother my hand.
    Ken
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