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Old 12-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Just bought this air compressor as I got it for $39.00 with coupon. I just really bought it just to have it just in case but I actually want to do crown moulding in a small room....15x16. Can this compressor be used for that? Which nail gun would I get? I put link to them below. Thanks

Would the 23 gauge pin nailer work? I don't want to spend a lot as I may only use this 3-4 other times?

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http://www.harborfreight.com/1-3-hp-...sor-97080.html

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That compressor is about useless for a nail gun.
It has 1/2 the CFM needed to run even a 16 gauge nailer.
Need a gun that can shoot 2-1/2 long nails.

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Would I be better with this one?

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That would work fine.
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The punkiest compressor will have no trouble keeping up with a brad nailer. Which is what you would want to use on molding. I got this little piece of junk at lowes that will not handle pumping up a flat tire but works fine with the brad nailer. You want a framing nailer then no go. Just saying.
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The punkiest compressor will have no trouble keeping up with a brad nailer. Which is what you would want to use on molding. I got this little piece of junk at lowes that will not handle pumping up a flat tire but works fine with the brad nailer. You want a framing nailer then no go. Just saying.

Wait so the compressor that I posted in my first post and this nailer will work fine together and is okay for crown molding?

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gaug...ler-68021.html

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How are you going to install crown moulding with a brad nailer?
There's almost no head for holding power. And to small a gauge.
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How are you going to install crown moulding with a brad nailer? There's almost no head for holding power. And to small a gauge.
That's my question
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You need a 16GA or even a 15GA nailer for trim. A lot of pros use 15GA and 18GA - some parts of the trim get heavier nails than others. If you had to use just one, probably go with a 16GA. Find it's CFM requirements, then match a compressor to it. Compressor pressure should go to 150PSI.

The worst that happens with an undersized compressor is you have to wait between shots - they all provide air out of the tank, it's just that the small ones can't keep up with how fast you can run a nailer.
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you dont need a 16 gauge or 15 gauge for crown, a 18 gauge works fine if nailed every 12" and even with adding glue to the back of it. ive run countless feet of crown using nothing more than a 18 gauge and never had issues. the only time i change guns is to use a 23 gauge to cross nail mitres

15 gauge and 16 gauge nailers are better for baseboard, window sils, hanging doors, closet shelf cleats.. anything that requires strength and holding power.. baseboard requires the heavier nailer because it takes abuse from vacuums, furniture bumping into it. the only thing crown has to deal with is occasional dusting
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Wait so the compressor that I posted in my first post and this nailer will work fine together and is okay for crown molding?

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gaug...ler-68021.html

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That is nicer than the one I got. And I actually meant a finish nailer. It will shoot up to 2 1/2" nails.
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You will be sorry if you buy that tiny compressor---get the bigger one you pictured--
If Lowes is your store--look at the black Kobalt compressor--Nice small compressor
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No one ever regrets getting more capability than they can currently use. They sometimes ramp up their skill level to be able to use it. Everyone regrets going underpowered on tools. It's beyond frustrating, even for someone who doesn't anticipate doing "much" work with it.
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I returned the other and got this. A little more than I wanted to spend but oh well. Thanks everyone.

http://t.homedepot.com/p/Porter-Cabl...671/204369377/

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