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Old 06-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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im looking to buy a nailgun for home diy use. i'll probably build things like small desks/tables, picture frames and living wall planting frame/boxes.

i'm guessing an 18ga brad nailer wouldn't do a great job, correct?

would a 16ga finish nail gun work ok?

i would be using glue as well.

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The brad gun is the most used gun---get one of those first--

Modern wood glue is stronger than the wood being glued,so you only need a small nail to hold things together until the glue sets---

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well glue and clamps , 18 gauge will work fine.. if your using denser types of wood a 16 gauge is better as it has a more powerful motor so to sink nails better
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Agreed. Titebond glues are my favorites.
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I have both. The 18g brad gun gets used all the time for proects like you describe. The 16g is more likely to split the wood, especially if you shoot a nail near or into the end of a board.
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it depends on the type of wood your using .. the whole advantage of a nail gun is the fact that it doesnt split the wood as easily as the nails are chisel tipped so they punch through the wood
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Nial guns -----My first was a stapler for floor sheeting---
Then a brad gun ---then a finish gun---and the family grew---

Now there are many--many more----many many many more----You will always find a need for another,better gun---
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yup.. you couldnt be more right mike

this week i bought a new 18 gauge. basically another paslode f18-200 lite line to replace my current one of the same model.. the current one is pretty much worn out, its been rebuilt once and ive tuned it up and taken it apart to clean a few times...

Bosch sent me their 23 gauge micro pinner on friday, it should be arriving tuesday, its one of the perks of being a moderator at www.bethepro.com.. also ill be recieving the new ryobi cordless 18 gauge to review for www.aconcordcarpenter.com...

all in all i will be up to 9 nailers in my current collection shortly.. i might be ordering the hitachi 15 gauge angled nailer soon also..
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You need more!

I'll never beat Lone Framer---but I'm trying---
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no one will ever beat lone.. but i know a couple guys that are catching up... cc on ct is one of them
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In the truck, I always have 2 brad guns,2 finish guns 1 pin nailer 1 staple gun-1 framer--1 roof gun---that's 8 ---all hanging on hooks--

It would be a bad day if someone ever ripped me off---the old finish guns (SFN40s) are no longer made----

They all have paid their way long ago---but replacing them would be a wallet changing event.
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Senco 15g and brad.
The price of these are similar to a gun, airline and compressor.



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Anyone need a couple of compressors and 300' of air line?
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do the senco fusion guns replace a air powered trim gun for production work though?
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do the senco fusion guns replace a air powered trim gun for production work though?
Nope. Shop compressor and air guns for that.

But for exterior/interior trim and the simple/quick shop project...cordless.
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yup.. you couldnt be more right mike

this week i bought a new 18 gauge. basically another paslode f18-200 lite line to replace my current one of the same model.. the current one is pretty much worn out, its been rebuilt once and ive tuned it up and taken it apart to clean a few times...

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all in all i will be up to 9 nailers in my current collection shortly.. i might be ordering the hitachi 15 gauge angled nailer soon also..
Only 9???? I think I have 5 18 ga alone!!!
Lets see... 1 23ga, 2 18ga staplers, 3 15ga, 3 16ga, 1 PP? nailer, palm nailer, corrugated stapler, for some reason, I feel like I am missing one or two.

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