I don't have any experience with this particular nailer. But I do have
two HF 18 ga nailers that have shot close to one thouand nails. The
only problem I have had is when I let the pressure in my remote tank get
too low (below 60psi). So I also would be interested in feedback about
this pin nailer.
OK I'll buy that. I still can't imagine buying a pin nailer just for that
purpose when you could buy one that shoots up to an 1 1/4" or longer and
have a more versatile gun. I suppose there may be a few people out there
that use that much thin wood/trim.
Typically if you are shooting a nail longer than 1 inch you want a heavier
gauge nail to help prevent deflection and the nail blowing out the side of
the wood. In thinner pieces of wood the chances increase with larger gauge
nails. Typically the pin nailers with their 23 gauge nails leave a hole
that often is not noticeable. These nails are literally the size of
If you build a lot of small items such as thin wood boxes, spice racks,
drawer dividers, etc.. you want a very thin fastening device and long
length becomes a moot point.
Leon pegged it, as usual. There is a marked tendency in the hobby tool world
to use size as a marketing ploy ... the longer the sizes it will shoot, the
In fact, many of the best quality commercial production pinners only shoot
up to 11/16th's in a 23 ga pin.
In the practical world, anything longer and I would generally want to go to
an 18 ga brad, so it works out.
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