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 doing.
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!