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Old 01-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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what is a brad nailer used for

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for installing door and window casings, baseboards, crown molding and assembling cabinets. anything that only requires a light gauge nail that wont leave a large nail hole

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I would never use a brad nailer to do any or the items already mentioned.
It's fine to tack something in place as glue is drying or extreamly light trim work, but the gage is to small and brads are way to short to attach baseboard or casing.
I have two of them and have not used them once in 5 years.
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I use a brad nailer all the time for crown, casing and baseboard. My guns shoot up to 2 inch fasteners. Well, 4 of them do, anyway. The other 5 or six only shoot 1 1/4".
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yup, 18 gauge nailers are pretty much industry standard for installing casings. depending on the thickness of baseboard though i will up to my 16 gauge if its thick heavy baseboard.
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Trim.

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