Do I need a Brad or Finish Nailer?
I agree with the Porter Cable package. Pancake compressor, 16 gauge finish nailer, 18 gauge brad nailer, hose and necessary fittings for under $300. At the time I got mine about five years ago, it also came with a free crown stapler gun too. I have a Porter Cable framing nailer, and it works with no problem off of the small compressor. You can't run two framing nailers off of a little compressor like this, but for all DIY projects, including moderate sized framing jobs, this package is more than sufficient.