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Default 23 ga Pinning into MDF edges?

I'm aware of the warnings not to screw into the edges of MDF, due to splitting. Do the ultra-small 23 ga. pins cause the same problem? I'm thinking of them as "temporary clamps" should I decide to glue hardwood edges to the edges of a MDF router table.

Has anyone here tried this?

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Forget the pins and screws. Go with glue and clamps.
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Hi Jim

I use them all the time,the pictures is a little fussy but I think you can make it out ,it's 1/2" thick MDF wirh 17 nails in the edge,I did put some on a angle so you can see them and pulled the presser down to 2 lbs, psi. ,1" long pins..I do it all the time with 1/4" thick MDF also

The last picture is 1/2" MDF with only 3 brad nails and it split it like a walnut

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How about biscuits or dowels?
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Hi Mike

I call them junk fasteners ,if I want the joint to turn I use a round dowel pin (so it break lose ) ,if I want the joint to swell up I use biscuits...then when the glue drys out you end up with a little dent in the stock
I should say I do like square dowel pins


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23 gauge pin nailers let you do things you can't with other fasteners. It is worth buying one of these tools. I am sure BJ will agree they make life much easier.

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Hi Mike

I do,anytime you can do it without clamps your money and time a head of the job..


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Thanks, all! It sounds like time to add one to my shopping list!

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Hi Jim

I suggest the one below. it's not the high end one but it works great and at the right price, I like the slider on the side that helps select the right pin nail, quick and easy

Amazon.com: Grip 23 Gauge Pin Air Nailer Gun: Home Improvement

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I picked up this one a few days ago

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

It was $2 more in store but print the page take it with you and they will match it. I know it's HF, but I also have their $20 nailer/stapler. And both guns work fine.

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