Suggestions for air nail gun for trim work

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nestsman
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:10 pm

I am ripping up all the flooring and will eventually add vinyl to make it easy to keep this ranch house clean. In the process, I will add new baseboards and some panel seam covers. Upon close examination, it appears that the existing baseboards used brads that were nearly two inches long, while the panel cover trim pieces were held together with much smaller brads. Can anyone recommend a good quality air nail gun that would accommodate various brad sizes?

Thank you!
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ponch37300
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:15 am

I'm pretty sure the nail gun you posted is a framing gun, with the spike tip on it. There are 15 gauge nail guns that look pretty similar, http://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-N62FNK-2 ... h+nail+gun. Shoots 1 1/4" to 2 1/2" nails. Also have 16 and 18 gauge straight nailers, http://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-FN1664K- ... h+nail+gun and http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Reconditi ... h+nail+gun. The 16 gauge shoots 3/4" to 2 1/2". I think I would go with the 16 gauge if I was just going to get one gun. I have all 3 sizes and use them all the time for things around the house and wood working projects. Would like to pick up a 23 gauge pin nailer for smaller trim work.

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bigedschukar
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:28 pm

I just got a Ryobi 18v cordless nailer and have been pretty pleased with it thus far. Have only done a little trim work in a room, but I've got a whole house ahead of me and I feel like it is going to work out great!

Here is a link to the Home Depot site:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Vol ... eDWhqU9l0s

If Ryobi isn't your thing I know Dewalt also makes a cordless one. If you're looking for the cord though, I can't help ya! :)
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nestsman
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Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:35 pm

So this kind uses battery power instead of air from a compressor?

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Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:56 pm

If you don't think you are going to use it much you can just rent one. Most Home Depot stores in my area have a rental store you could get it at.

Ron


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JeffInFL
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Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:43 am

bigedschukar wrote:I just got a Ryobi 18v cordless nailer and have been pretty pleased with it thus far. Have only done a little trim work in a room, but I've got a whole house ahead of me and I feel like it is going to work out great!
I'm glad to hear that .. I look at it every time I'm in Home Depot, as I already have other Ryobi 18v stuff. I have a whole house ahead of me too!

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Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:47 pm

I have a Porter cable air finish nailer that will shoot up to a 2" trim nail. I love it.

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Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:12 pm

My porter cable compressor came with a 16ga brad gun, which uses brads up to 2". I find the 16ga leaves too big of a hole, so I got a bostitch 18ga that I like a lot. It also handles brads up to 2". This gun has shot thousands of brads and works flawlessly. I have to keep the case together with house wire used like a twist tie since the clasps broke off, but the gun is great!

The porter cable 16ga still comes in handy. Often I will use it to hold framing, like floor bracing, in place with toenails, then use both hands to secure the framing with a palm nailer or screws.

The guns called "Finish Nailers" leave a huge hole and I would not use it for regular trim.
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