New product announcements: 01/14/2009 Framing Nailer: Paper-tape Nails Load Quickly The Model DF250S 20° Framing Nailer is a pneumatic nailer that can be loaded with up to 70 paper-tape nails at a time. The tool’s nail lock-out feature is designed to prevent dry firing, and according to the manufacturer, it is able to drive 16D nails flush into laminated veneer lumber without the need for additional hammering. The nailer weighs only 8.1 lb, can accept a nails from 2-in. to 3 ½-in. in smooth, ring or screw shank, and is designed to work with Duo-Fast paper-tape nail strips. Duo-Fast Construction;
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.