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Old 04-11-2007, 07:06 PM   #16
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Why go up to 16g?
Hi Mike,

To answer your question:

We mainly use 18g for smaller diameter and smaller thickness wood trim to be able to attach without splitting the stock.
You can use an 18g nailer for trim if that is all you have, however, it has very little 'pull-in' power and can easily come worked loose because of the narrow (bendable) gauge nail.

16g is a common "in-between" gauge. It is a thicker dia., better for pulling in trim work ('pull-in' power)as it is fastened to walls. It is less easier to work loose. The nail is less able to bend.

15g (for nailers) is the 'mack-daddy' for strength and 'pull-in' power for fastening. Dia. is thick and strong. Generally we always use 2 1/2" angled nails. This particular nailer is great for installing exterior composite trim boards using galvanized nails in it.
You certainly don't want to use this dia. nail on narrow trim pieces, or they will likely split....

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Old 04-11-2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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thanks for the info AWBC
Ive been 39 for some years now I guess I just take the easy stuff.
Ive gone from cedar shake rip offs to cut in painter but ive noticed some of the guys having problems pulling in the crown moulding on some of the older plaster jobs. I guess I should keep my mouth shut cause I dont have to cut them in.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:40 PM   #18
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Looking to get a 16 gauge finish nailer. I will use it from time to time.
Right now I am looking at Porter Cable, RIDGID, Bostich. Recommendations?
porter-cable=high quality. Wouldn't recommend the Ridgid if you want reliable/durable.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:38 PM   #19
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I have a PC cordless fuel cell 16g finish nailer... this guy works good... but I recently encounter some change in behaviour, in the beginning it always fire nails... now, once in a while, it is not firing, I sometimes need to recycle to make it fire (recycle, means purge and the reoperate).... is it just my gun or all PC is like that... or my fuel cell is about to finish fuel....

looks like the tool is fine now...just have to make sure it fully extended...

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:06 PM   #20
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I have a porter cable 15g angle finish nailer. The angled makes it easier to maneuver in tight spots.
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:21 PM   #21
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this is a different question belong to "finish nailer".... the manual said do not need to oil anything for the fuel cell PC nailer... except the driving tip... can use dry oil to lubricate it...

now here comes my question:

what is "dry oil"

and then

how often to oil it...

can I use regular oil ? rahter than go through the trouble to find those "dry oil" and spending extra $$
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A "dry oil" is something like

http://www.triflowlubricants.com/Dry_Lubricant/dry.html

or

http://www.graphitestore.com/itemDet...d=28&curPage=1

You should be able to get a small tube of graphite, or other type, dry lubricant
at yur hardware store or home center. Often sold near the key making machine for lubrication of lock mechanisims.

I suspect you will not need to do this very often as a DIYer. Maybe once a year, if the tool hasn't been used in a long time, or only when you start to notice performance issues.
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Thanks for the info...

I used to buy one of those you spray onto the objects a year or two ago from HD also but a bit suspecious its performance...

anyhow, I will take a look next time I visit HD...
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I recently bought an air comp, and a PC 18G brad nailer. The nailer cost me about $75 at HD. I was thinking about the 15G finish nailer for another $180 but thought "too much $ at the moment". Flash forward one week, and I was at Lowe's and saw a combo pack, same two nailers, for $180. So far, I've been very pleased with both. The finisher seems to "hiccup" once in a great while, kinda sounds like a double shot, only one nail shoots. Other than that, great deal, great tools.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:48 AM   #25
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I used my pc 15gauge angle nailer yesterday for the first time. Lots of power, just like the pc framing nailer I have. I think PC makes very good nailers and they are priced well.

If anyone is looking for a cheap small air compressor head over to Pep Boys. I have a 30 gallon air compressor which is too big to keep moving around every time I want to use my nail guns, so I bought a smaller one to use for my nail guns. I bought a 4.6 gallon UST dual tank model from Pep Boys. Its an oil lube model with 2 running hp, 126psi, 3.5 cfm at 90psi and 4.3 at 40 psi. I paid 89.99 plus tax, but it came with a $30 mail in rebate. Not a bad comprssor for $60. I haven't tried with with my framing nailer, but it works good with the finish nailer.
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porter cable, hands down... brought a three gun set with compressor, after enjoying the reliability brought porter cable framing gun... can't see life with out em.
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my PC fuel cell finish nailer ran out of gas... as recently discovered PC discontinue this guy and therefor, no one selling fuel cell for this guy.... and I live in Canada... so my gun will soon become some sort of Art rather than a tool.... gee... no wonder got it so cheap new from Ebay... most likely to sell it out unless I go through the trouble to have it ship to my in laws in US and have them bring them to me next time they visit me... what a harrsel...
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my PC fuel cell finish nailer ran out of gas... as recently discovered PC discontinue this guy and therefor, no one selling fuel cell for this guy.... and I live in Canada... so my gun will soon become some sort of Art rather than a tool.... gee... no wonder got it so cheap new from Ebay... most likely to sell it out unless I go through the trouble to have it ship to my in laws in US and have them bring them to me next time they visit me... what a harrsel...
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-6...1575410&sr=8-1
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thanks AtlanticWBConst... I aware those are available to US citizens... but they don't ship to Canada...
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thanks AtlanticWBConst... I aware those are available to US citizens... but they don't ship to Canada...
True...explosive cannisters....didn't think of that....

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