I was wondering if anyone out there has a lot of experience working with shagbark hickory? I am going to build a set of cabinets out of some, and want to know if there are any special problems with hickory. What kind of nail gun should I use?
If you have feeders on your shapers, climb cutting is something you may want to consider. (DO NOT ATTEMPT CLIMB CUTTING WITHOUT A FEEDER.)Other than that, make sure all tooling is sharp. We don't usually do anything different with hickory.
As far as a nail gun, is there any brand besides Senco?
Brian Personett, Forum Moderator
You can also try routing it backwards but BE CAREFUL! It will reduce tear-out, but can throw the piece of wood.
And yes, there is another brand of nailer besides Senco, it's called Fastco, and is well worth the extra money you'll pay up front.