I'm looking for advice on what nailer(s) I should consider for my shop (aka
garage). After a DAGS, I came up with http://tinyurl.com/6r9lf or
(if you like the longer version). It is an almost 4 year old discussion
about nailers and I would like some more up to date discussion.
Although I am not new to woodworking or carpentry, I don't have a lot of
experience in either and would class myself between a beginner and
intermediate. I work in my garage. I have a Delta cabinet TS (X5), 13"
planer, good router and a good compressor.
My near future building plans include a Router Table, bathroom cabinet,
laundry room cabinet, replace all kitchen cabinets (oak) and then off to
furniture after all that.
So, I guess I'm looking for brad and pin nailers? What guage would be
better/best? I don't have an unlimited budget, but I don't plan on spending
just $40 bucks either.
PC, DeWalt, Bostitch are all good....and half a dozen others too :-) ..in
fact I think it is like most of the other tools, you can't really go wrong
with the big brand (DeWalt, PC, Makita, Paslode, Senco, Bostitch ...)
I have the PC BN200....the Bostitch SX150 stappler....I like the Bostich
very much...oilfree and jam free design...rear exhaust...If I had to buy a
nailer I would buy the Bostitch...
my 2 cents...
"FMB" < firstname.lastname@example.org> a ιcrit dans le message de news:
But why ? They're expensive, heavy, fussy on what size of nail they
use and I still fail to see what benefit they deliver. I use plenty of
air tools that do things I can't do by hand, but hammering nails in is
easy (if not easier) to do manually. What's this big thing for
nailers? -- I'm still not getting it
If you're happy with your hammers I'm happy for you; I'd bet than nothing we
do or say will convince you otherwise.
Some of us have automatic transmissions, microwaves, clothes dryers, and
electric lights. None of them are needed, but we like having them anyway.
We (in the US) even have Daylight Savings Time and it saves neither daylight
But it is still neat just to pull that trigger and Wham!. nail is set. ;)
They are certainly not required for woodworking. Indeed I use very few
if any nails even for furniture. Carpentry is another story. There is
nothing like a nailer for delivering a fastener to and out of the way
place or any time that swinging a hammer is problematic. Just depends
upon the use, I guess.
My finish nailer sure came in handy lately when I had to toe-nail some
window trim through the top of the trim into the header and there was only
3" (76.2 millimeters) between the top of the trim and the ceiling.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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I DID get my ring finger with a 2" 18ga brad, when doing trim moulding for
my wife's den. Bled some, bruised more, pierced the nail from the
fingerprint side. Healed in a month. Made for a story at work for a
I had my hand in the wrong place, and the brad seemed to have hit a framing
nail. If I had been shooting the 1 1/4" brads that were in the other
nailer, and were sufficient for the task, I would have not had any problem.
My PC's are fine. The compressor is pretty loud, though. What Bill said
about the glue is true, though.
"I escaped before they had me entirely nailed to that crucifix.", eh?
I had my finger in the wrong place nailing a bird house back together
for my neighbor. The brad hit a knot and went sideways into my finger
1/4". Those sting, so I have a renewed respect for the little buggers.
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On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 22:16:52 -0500, Adam Diehl
If you did though....
As to the "hundreds of feet of crown moulding" - well, I know a few
people round here do this regularly, and they're the ones who have a
good use for a pneumatic tool. For the rest of us though ? Last
time I did crown moulding it was in tens of feet, not hundreds, and I
still preferred the convenience of a hammer.
it's either a difference in skill level (most likely) or number of
hands, but I use my brad driver mostly for holding stuff while the
glue drys... and I have enough trouble being coordinated enough to
hold the clamp or work with one hand and nail with the other..
If i had to hold a nail in one hand and a hammer in the other, I'd
have to promise to never chew gum in the shop.. lol
My brad driver is an ancient gadget called a "pushpin".
Screwdriver-like handle, with a telescopic brass tube nose and a
magnet inside. You drop a panel pin down the tube, place the nose on
the moulding and push the handle. For things up to about 1" moulding
pins it's great - I can either drive them flush, drive them nearly in
and finish with a cross-pein hammer, or just half drive them so I can
easily pull them later.
I like working with wood, but I am the first to admit that being in the IT
industry doesn't give me the practice I need to nail with missing the nail
and dinging the wood, drywall, my thumb, or whatever. I guess if I nailed
for years and was a pro, a hammer would suffice. Nailing in awkward corners
is much easier, too.
I guess like the Colt 45 (the pistol, not the beer), a nailer is the great
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