Landlubber Mike Posted May 29, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 29, 2014 Hi everyone, To start pins for the first planking on a double-planked hull, any recommendations on a good pin pusher? I used the Latina (or maybe Amati) Nail Nailer on my Badger, which worked fairly well. It pushed nails into the plywood bulkheads just enough to hold the glued plank to the bulkheads, but not all the way in which made removal very easy. I pulled mine out of storage this afternoon, and it looks like it's bent and no longer usable. It wasn't built of the sturdiest construction, so I'm looking to see if there are any other options that people are happy with. In the alternative, are their other preferable ways to pin the first planking to bulkheads? I didn't particularly have much luck with hammering nails in with a ball peen hammer. I thought about maybe using a Dremel to pre-drill holes, but the pin pusher seemed much easier. I also saw that there are things called "T-Pins" out there, but not sure if they are all that helpful for planking work. Thanks very much! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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