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Just like the title says, which one do you like better.. Me and my cousin are gonna build a box once I move next month and i wanted to know which one was better and why.. Also which woodglue to use.. I'm pretty sure im gonna go with gorilla glue woodglue
 

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I used to 'glue and screw' but switched to an air nailer.... Heaven.:)
So much faster, no predrilling, no split out. I've read some write ups stating screws actually hinder the integrity of The enclosure. The screws/brads are only there to secure the joint while the glue dries anyway. I'll never go back to screws... But that's just me. Lol
 

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yeah i've built a box before and used screws.. it was to much drilling and i split the wood.. it was pretty terrible.. it was my first box so i expected it but i figured a nailgun would be so much faster
 

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I bet I easily cut my build time in half using the gun. I don't have my own, so I snag my grandfathers pancake compressor and gun. Lol it helps he's an avid wood hobbiest.
 

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Can you please explain some more...thanks
I wish I could remember where I read that. It was something like the screws compressed the wood/mdf, compromising the panel integrity at the joint.
It wasn't my deciding factor in going to a nail gun, that was the speed and simplicity in it.
 

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my dad has a compressor and stuff so i might have to pick him up a nailgun for xmas lol
Lol nothing better than a gift you can benefit from as well.:)
 

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just make sure ur shooting at like 95psi to 110 psi to ensure your nails make it through flush with your wood. or else u will be hammering after
 

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2" long, 1/2" crown staple gun FTW. I throw some yellow glue down on the pieces, line em up, and shoot it home. No splits, and no clamps needed.
 

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glue and brad nails. the glue is what will actually make the bond, the brad nails hold it in place while it dries. a wood glue bond will be stronger than the mdf.
 

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glue and brad nails. the glue is what will actually make the bond, the brad nails hold it in place while it dries. a wood glue bond will be stronger than the mdf.
^this. nails, screws, clamps. whatever will hold it together until the glue dries :p
 

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Glue it, clamp it, nail it, remove clamp, move on with life.

Hell, before I got an air-nailer I'd nail that **** together with a hammer :D
 

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there is an Auto Dupe party in my pants and all the hot chicks are coming.
lol, you can edit and delette the dups, but this is more fun :D
 
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