A: Yes, you can use a palm nailer with these nails.
A: Have you considered pre-drilling? That works best for me on decks.(for one.)
A: I just replace my deck boards by the same board, just not as long and I had no problem with the boards splitting at all. Just for an after thought I also used screws on my deck boards to compare and I actually like the screws better than the nails. I used #10 head star type screws and they provide a bit in the box with the screws.
A: You can blunt the ends of the nails before driving them in. Because 8d nails are rather large to be using on deck boards, I would recommend going to the manufacturer of the deck boards to see how they recommend attaching them. Usually, it isn't 8d galvanized nails.
A: I replaced 33 19 ft deck boards with these nails without splitting. Excellent choice.
A: Galvanizized twisted shank (spiral) nails are best.
|Name||#11 x 2-1/2 in. 8-Penny Hot-Galvanized Spiral-Shank Deck Nails (1 lb.-Pack)||#11 x 2-1/2 in. 8-Penny Hot-Galvanized Patio and Deck Nails (1 lb.-Pack)||#9 x 3-1/2 in. 16-Penny Hot-Galvanized Ring Shank Patio Deck Nails (1 lb.-Pack)||#11 x 2 in. 6-Penny Hot-Galvanized Ring Shank Patio Deck Nails (1 lb.-Pack)|
|Nail Length (In.)||2 1/2 in.||2 1/2 in.||3 1/2 in.||2 in.|
|Fastener Length (in.)||2.5||2.5||3.5||2|
|Nail Type||Deck Nail||Deck Nail||Deck Nail||Deck Nail|
|Fastener Type||Deck Nails||Deck Nails||Deck Nails||Deck Nails|
|Shank Type||Spiral Shank||Ring Shank||Ring Shank||Ring Shank|
|Features||No Additional Features||No Additional Features||No Additional Features||No Additional Features|
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