any thoughts on one vs the other?
any brand suggestions?
my 1st use it to attached chair molding.. but may as well get a tool
to do all types of finish work.. i have the PC 18ga brad nailer (2"
I've got both a 15 and a 16 and see a use for both of them. The 16 (I
have the PC - older version) is very good for moldings and attaching
face frames to cabinets - the nails are heavy enough to hold things
but small enough to not split thin or narrow materials. The 15 (I
have the bostich) is good for heavier moldings and casework and
heavier duty needs in woodworking. I like them both but if I had to
chose one over the other, I would pick the 15. I like the angled head
and having a smaller nailer around (have and 18 too) covers the gap
for the 16 in many cases.
Bigger nails tend to go in straighter - I've had some smaller (usually
the 18s but sometimes the 16s "deflect" when they hit something.
Happy shopping! I found the best price for both of them at Amazon.
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I am wanting to buy my first nailer. Should I get a brad nailer or a finish
nailer? And, why can't one be used for both?
Thanks for any advice,
On 1/14/04 1:10, in article email@example.com,
brad is typically 18 gauge and up to 2" long
finish 15 or 16 guage and up to 2.5" long
brads are good for holding small trim and "tacking" stuff together
while the glue dries
finish has same application as a finish nail you drive w/ a hammer..
door/window casework, trim, baseboard and more structural holding
power in woodworking.
i dont like nails.. dont like to see the holes.. so would avoid nails
in nicer woodworking projects
if I did not already have an 18ga brad nailer, I'd consider some
package deals now where you get both at a very good price.
PC sells their 18ga and 16ga w/ compressor for 299
beware, though, the 18ga is not the 2" nail length one..
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 05:07:38 GMT, Dave & Tricia Claghorn
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