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Offline live4ever

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How do you store your nailers?
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:06 PM »
Having accumulated a variety of nailers, I'm looking for an elegant solution for storage.  Some of my nail guns have their own cases - a variety of shapes and sizes (ugh), and some don't.  I could see using a systainer for the pinners or brad nailers, but then the larger guns (15g, framer) don't really fit into this scheme unless you use a SYS-4 or 5 which seems like a huge waste of space.  There's gotta be a better way - systainer-related or not!
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Offline leakyroof

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:13 PM »
Although I haven't tried it yet- and AM waiting to hear of any cool responses you get- How about trying a Maxi-sys to store the Framing Nailers and nails- I have 2 Maxi's that the Planex set comes in[ tool and harness], so I can play around this week with seeing how my 2 Bostitch Framers fit with one.
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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 01:49 PM »
In the shop in one drawer................  nailer with corresponding fasteners in compartments for ready use, and boxes behind.  Drawer size could be larger for a 15ga to fit well. I leave my framer in the original case.


     



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On the job site ...................  Systainer set up. No framer needed though.  So I just bring that in the original case if needed which is pretty much never for me.


   




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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 02:49 PM »
I always store my nailers and staplers with the air line inlet uppermost. After using an air tool I put a few drops of light oil down the air inlet and store it upright.

Not so long ago I decided to make a new bandsaw mobile base and built into it a pair of special hinged compartments especially for my most used air tools.



This is a screen shot from the first of two videos about the bandsaw mobile base. Here is a link to that video:



If you really want to go further then here is the link to Part 2:



For those with a strong constitution there is a third part:



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Offline live4ever

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 11:53 PM »
Good stuff gents!  Keep 'em coming!

Peter - is there anything you don't have a video for?  ;)

Eyeing that Sys4 3 drawer sortainer.  I wonder if it could hold my 23g, 21g, and 18g plus nails for each?  For now the shop is 100% mobile due to renovations so no cabinets/drawers for probably another year.  Then I'd prefer to use a solution like Seth. 

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Offline Scorpion

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 01:00 AM »
I built a custom cabinet for them. In hindsight I could have organized them a little closer together and gotten another one in the cabinet.  Has worked great.








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Offline Vondawg

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:07 AM »
Nails underneath, in bottom, an old tray for multi master I think
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Offline JimD

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 08:54 PM »
I don't have a picture which I realize would make this easier to understand but I store my nailers in a little wall mount cabinet I built of scrap plywood.  It is maybe two feet wide and maybe 18 inches tall.  There is a drawer for the fasteners and above that, there are separators that are pocket screwed to the 3/4 plywood shelf under the nailers and the 3/4 plywood back.  1/2 would have worked.  The space for each nailer is a little different as are the separators to fit my nailers (15 gauge, 16 gauge, two narrow crown staplers, upholstery stapler, 18 gauge and 23 guage plus a flooring stapler).  The big flooring nailer hangs on the side.  The framing nailer is my wife's and she like to store it away from my nailers.  I don't like the nailers to be in a box.  I want them out and readily accessable.  A little Senco compressor is on the bottom shelf of the work table so I can be ready to go in less than a minute. 

While I like my pneumatics, the nailer I reach for first in a lot of circumstances is my Ryobi 18 guage cordless nailers.  Heavy but VERY handy.  No hose or extension cord.  It hangs on the wall to the left of the RAS. 

Offline jwaite550

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 05:27 PM »
On a shelf above a bench near an air hose outlet.  Trying to post a photo, but not sure it is working.  I can't preview it.  If it doesn't show up, my apologies.

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 04:52 PM »

On the job site ...................  Systainer set up. No framer needed though.  So I just bring that in the original case if needed which is pretty much never for me.


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@SRSemenza what are the little bottles/cylinders on the lower left hand side of the systainer?

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 05:19 PM »

On the job site ...................  Systainer set up. No framer needed though.  So I just bring that in the original case if needed which is pretty much never for me.


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@SRSemenza what are the little bottles/cylinders on the lower left hand side of the systainer?


    I run the guns from CO2 bottles/cylinders . Same type as used for paintball. Those are 9oz. I have a couple regulators for the purpose.  Makes a compact set up. That can be rolled around a work area or just put out the way. The picture here is an old one. I am using a different regulator now but basically the same.

   Here is a complete write up with pics on talkFestool.

   

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Offline live4ever

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2017, 07:25 PM »
Dang Seth, that's a pretty slick setup I have to say.   [not worthy]
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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2017, 11:23 PM »
That's some serious knolling.

On a shelf above a bench near an air hose outlet.  Trying to post a photo, but not sure it is working.  I can't preview it.  If it doesn't show up, my apologies.
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Offline jwaite550

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 08:37 PM »
That's some serious knolling.

I have that problem, I just started a Facebook page "OCD Woodshop" which fits me perfect.   [blink]

On a shelf above a bench near an air hose outlet.  Trying to post a photo, but not sure it is working.  I can't preview it.  If it doesn't show up, my apologies.

Offline Kevin C.

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 08:53 PM »
Vondawg, that is a fantastic set up, nicely done.
 For the nail guns and crown stapler I take for installs, I use a 3 drawer sys and some foam. Grex 23g and Ridgid brad gun and stapler with all the assorted fasteners in the drawers. 

Offline Vondawg

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2017, 06:28 PM »
Wow that's a very clean set up you've got there, but thank you Kevin....
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Offline gunnyr

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 09:40 PM »
I store mine in a Sys4 I fitted with a plywood divider.  I keep a small supply of nails in a tray that sits on top of the dividers.
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Offline live4ever

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2017, 12:56 AM »
Kevin, thanks for posting those images of the 3 drawer sys.  I'd really like to do that if I could fit my 21/23g, 18g, and 16g angled.  It's really just a question of whether that 16g (Paslode T250A) will fit...

Are those dividers movable, or do you have to be able to fit the nailer into 2/3 of the drawer?
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Offline Gregor

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2017, 07:46 AM »
Are those dividers movable, or do you have to be able to fit the nailer into 2/3 of the drawer?
While the dividers are removable, the positions (two, symetric) they can be installed in is fixed.

It's really just a question of whether that 16g (Paslode T250A) will fit...
I would simply take the nailer(s) to your local festool dealer and do a test fit...

Offline jwaite550

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Re: How do you store your nailers?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 03:30 PM »
I store mine in a Sys4 I fitted with a plywood divider.  I keep a small supply of nails in a tray that sits on top of the dividers.
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