I have been wanting a nailer for home use, but do not really care for a
pneumatic one since I would need to drag a hose and compressor around.
I have seen some electric brad nailers, which handle different lengths
of nails, for decent prices. What are the differences between an
electric and pneumatic nailer?
The biggest difference is the pneumatic one will work the electric one will
on some very light work (that you could do with an 8 ounce hammer and nail
set). If you have a compressor get the air nailer if not weigh what it would
cost to get a good enough electric one to do what you want to do verses
getting a compressor and a decent nailer, compressors are a very handy thing
to have if you do much of anything around the house?
The electric ones don't work well. You are better off with a hammer
and nail set--no jambs, no cords, no expensive nails to buy, and it's
less than $600 unless you're the government. A pneumatic nailer will
work well with the smallest compressor, or even a portable tank.
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