I need a finish nailer to rebuild my porch railing and
also will be
used later for trim work around house, base board,
etc. I have a PC framing gun and also a Ridgid 1/4"
also a HF brad nailer
I like both but am leaning toward the Ridgid nailer
with the crown stapler.
the angled nailer is 15 guage and the straight nailer
is 16 guage
Anyone have any thoughts on the guage size and the
15 is 15, correct but the OP mentioned,
"the angled nailer is 15 gauge and the straight nailer is 16 gauge"
I really do not know if 15 and or 16 is offered in both orientations.
I was simply pointing out that the 15 gauge would be a more robust fastener
compared to the 16 gauge and that angle nailers get into tighter spots.
Thanks Leon, that is about what I had been thinking
I believe the larger gauge would be better for doing
for doing porch rails and baseboards.
The angle would probably make it easier to get into
As was mentioned, anglers can not only do straight but are great for tighter
spots such as corners.
I have the Ridgid nailers, thus far a brad and a finish and ready for a
framing, which will be Ridgid. They are dependable guns with several
features such as the swivel hose connector, depth control, exhaust direction
control, easy loading, etc. You can't go wrong.
I had the Ridgid 16Ga nailer and wasn't happy with it. I sold it back
- good riddance. I quickly realized, even though you crank up the
pressure to 120psi on your compressor, it would still barely sink the
nail in soft wood. I built a shed a few summers ago and I used it to
install 5/8" thick red cedar planks onto regular 2x4. Well, couldn't
sink the nails on 80% of the bunch. I had to finish them by hand with
a punch. Not worth it. I got my hands on the new Stanley 16Ga nailer.
Pretty nice and more powerful. The PC could be a good choice too, all
my other nailers are PCs and I love them. Hope this helps.
Thanks for all the information everyone,
I'll go down and take another look at the different
ones locally. I do think the angled gun would be a better
choice for me being a larger gauge and able to reach into
tighter places. I found that to be so with my framing gun
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