What would be the recommended length of finishing nail to put up crown
molding and baseboards?
Same question for 1/2" quarter round.
Bostitch N62FNK-2 15 ga Nail Gun (angled)
Bostitch SB-2IN1 18 ga Brad/Stapler Gun (Straight)
Having never installed with an air gun, I use standard 6d 2" nails.
I'm not sure how 6d translates into gauge. I do know when I pulled off the
existing mouldings, the installers also used 2".
You want a nail length than guarantees at least least 3/4" penetration
into the framing members, but no more than 1". so 7/8" more than the
thickness of the molding plus the thickness of the sheathing.
I have been told that to prevent splitting the molding you should dull the
point of the nail by tapping it with a hammer. That is supposed to result
in pushing the wood fiber through instead of spreading it.
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