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Piney 10-16-2006 06:53 PM

Brad Nailer and moldings
 
Greetings--

Might it be possible to use an 18ga brad air gun (1.5-2") to install shoe molding , 1/4 round, and similar ?

I have one of these Iused on another project. I didnt want to have to buy a finish nailer. I was concerned that the brads' small heaqd wouldnt hold as needed.

Comments ?

jmic 10-16-2006 06:56 PM

Sure! Why not?:thumbsup:

Rehabber 10-16-2006 08:06 PM

I use 18 gauge for this all the time.:thumbup:

ron schenker 10-17-2006 07:15 PM

That's what I use, with 2" brads and compressor set at around 100lbs.

AtlanticWBConst. 10-17-2006 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piney (Post 21002)
Greetings--

Might it be possible to use an 18ga brad air gun (1.5-2") to install shoe molding , 1/4 round, and similar ?

I have one of these Iused on another project. I didnt want to have to buy a finish nailer. I was concerned that the brads' small heaqd wouldnt hold as needed.

Comments ?

It will hold fine, infact...you SHOULD use the 18g brad for this.

Other 16g or 15g are more likely to split shoe-base and quarter round....
We always use 18 g to install shoe base and quarter rounds

Bonus 10-17-2006 11:09 PM

Agree to all the above. That is what I use.


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