We’re having a new house built and I am going to do the finis
carpentry. I need to buy a decent nail gun for running the base an
installing door and window casing. Suggestions and advice about wha
nailer to purchase will be greatly appreciated!
I’m leaning towards a 15 gauge nailer, rather than buying a 16 gaug
unit. However, Lowes has a 16 gauge Bostitch (Model #: SB1664) on sal
for $129; I like the price, but that’s about all I like about thi
nailer. I have two other Bostitch guns (18 gauge brad & crown stapler
and have found that these are essentially disposable tools – in fact,
think that the $12 Harbor Freight brad nailer I “took a chance on” i
every bit as good, or better, than my Bostitch brad nailer. Also,
don't know if 16 gauge nails are heavy enough for the work I'll b
Lowes also has a Senco combo-pack for $199 that includes an angled 1
gauge finish nailer and a stapler. I’ve used a number of Senco nai
guns and liked them (you get what you pay for). At this moment, th
scale tilts in favor of this Senco package. With this, I could retir
the Bostitch stapler to the bottom of a drawer.
Regarding price point, the less I spend on tools, the more I’ll hav
for quality materials and upgrades to our new home. But on the othe
hand, I don’t want to be penny wise and pound foolish by buying a jun
nail gun that will jam and generally not perform.
Your recommendations regarding brand and gauge are appreciated!