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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:59 pm 
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Roofmaster417 wrote:
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.Experienced roofers are probably more into banging than the inexperienced ones who are not good at banging and settle with slapping it.

I slap and i thought i was experienced... :? ..i guess i need more then 31yrs..i use to bang but slapping is just easier...for me...just sayin :P .


Man I was no way talking about felt application. :twisted: :twisted: :badgrin: :badgrin:

HaHa ok ya got me,..I prefer BANGIN then...damn..that flew right over.. :lol:

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I have had hitachi, stinger staplers (air stapler & the slapper ) but the best one i have found is a crossfire stapler the caps & staples come in same box they cost $39.99 there is 7/8 " and 1 1/4 " the gun holds up better than the stinger and the staples are a larger gauge also.
You should be able to order the gun from Abc Supply.


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Have the Hitachi and the Bostitch pneumatics. The Hitachi with the nails and caps is temperamental. I have much better luck with the Bostitch cap stapler and the caps aren't so thin they rip right off. Not sure whats the better price between the two methods. I only cap synthetics. If we use felt I'll put that on with a pneumatic dou-fast stapler. Very fast. I'm not sure why you guys cap nail your felt anyway as most claim to never leave a felted roof overnight . :)

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SENCO house wrap stapler. $17.99 box does 20 sq and PROVEN to hold better than caps on golfcorse winds. (the crown is wide and thick.) sure you have to replace the feeder spring once and a while. (I have been known to use butten caps STINGER STYLE) I sold my Hitachi cap nailer after a couple jobs. It would feed the caps with no staples.

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I'm not sure why you guys cap nail your felt anyway as most claim to never leave a felted roof overnight . :)



because a bucket of button cap nails, and a magnetic hammer NEVER fail. Staplers fail. all of them are junk IMO.

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who sells the magnetic hammers now? I got one but I would like to get some for my guys and I havent been able to find them

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buttons "plastic cap nails" are the way to go.

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who sells the magnetic hammers now? I got one but I would like to get some for my guys and I havent been able to find them



Bradco here sells them (now owned by ABC) so im sure ABC does too... I just dont like dealing with the "salesmen" at ABC.

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selfemployedslave wrote:
I'm not sure why you guys cap nail your felt anyway as most claim to never leave a felted roof overnight . :)



Busting caps on your felt is another way of preventive maintenance.In the event the roof suffers some wind damage ,the felt has a better chance of not being carried away with the shingles,also greatly reducing the chance of sustaining severe interior damage.Yes the felt will have holes from the shingle application but imagine the result of bare wood.

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good post roofmaster

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Roofmaster417 wrote:
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I'm not sure why you guys cap nail your felt anyway as most claim to never leave a felted roof overnight . :)



Busting caps on your felt is another way of preventive maintenance.In the event the roof suffers some wind damage ,the felt has a better chance of not being carried away with the shingles,also greatly reducing the chance of sustaining severe interior damage.Yes the felt will have holes from the shingle application but imagine the result of bare wood.


Well my competition must do a better job of stapling his felt then he does nailing his shingles. I see a job he did on my way to town that's had shingles off for over a year now :shock: and the felts still holding on.

I never have felt blow off when stapled as long as its a good grade of felt. I figure one box (5000) per 10 square. I've dried in many new constructions that sat till we got there with no lost felt. But to each his own.

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selfemployedslave wrote:
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I'm not sure why you guys cap nail your felt anyway as most claim to never leave a felted roof overnight . :)



Busting caps on your felt is another way of preventive maintenance.In the event the roof suffers some wind damage ,the felt has a better chance of not being carried away with the shingles,also greatly reducing the chance of sustaining severe interior damage.Yes the felt will have holes from the shingle application but imagine the result of bare wood.


Well my competition must do a better job of stapling his felt then he does nailing his shingles. I see a job he did on my way to town that's had shingles off for over a year now :shock: and the felts still holding on.

I never have felt blow off when stapled as long as its a good grade of felt. I figure one box (5000) per 10 square. I've dried in many new constructions that sat till we got there with no lost felt. But to each his own.

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with the hitachi button cap gun, i can have a 30 square house felted in less than 15 mins...are the slappers you guys are referring to also called stingers?


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