I'm not sure what you mean when you say "manual". If you're talking about a
hammer, then, yes, there's a difference <g>
I tried an electric one once and it was extremely underpowered and I
wouldn't recommend it. I now have 3 different pneumatic nailers and I'd say
those are the only way to go.
There are no stupid questions.
There are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
Check the Campbell-Hausfield Website. They frequently have nailer kits
which bundle discontinued models of their air compressors with a nailer at
reasonable prices. That's how I got mine and I use a collection of a brad
nailer, finish nailer and staple nailers more times than I would have ever
imagined. As a bonus, I can attach a blow nozzle to the end of the air hose
and make a big mess blowing all the dust around.
The small (pancake/hot dog) compressors are good enough for nailers. I don't
think they provide enough air for conventional spray guns. However, I get
the impression that conventional spraying is on its way out. To be replaced
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