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peterstb 06-04-2013 11:26 AM

Siding/Trim Nailer
Hi all,

I'm new to this forum, so please bear with me...

I currently have a finishing nailer, and a small 2 gallon compressor, for doing simple interior trim work.

I have a reasonably sized job of replacing some T-111 siding, and window/door trim, and am looking for recommendations on a Home Depot/Lowes nailer I can get that might suit both purposes, as well as some light framing work at home. I'll also, likely, pick up a bigger compressor to handle the job. Is there such a nailer, at one of the box stores that might suit these multi-purpose needs?

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!

Best Regards,

retfr8flyr 06-04-2013 12:50 PM

I have always had good luck with Porter Cable products. I think this model will do what you are looking for at the least cost. Regular siding nailers run $300+ and use drum type feeds. I think this nailer will do the job, you will just need to fill it up more. You will need to check and see if it can use the type of nails you are planning to use on the siding.

peterstb 06-04-2013 06:57 PM

I will check that out, on my next trip to Home Depot!

Thanks for the recommendation!


woodworkbykirk 06-04-2013 08:27 PM

for siding a coil nailer is your best choice. for exterior trim a 15 gauge nailer.

as for the compressor. you should be using a minumum of a 4 gallon that has a cfm rating of atleast 3.5 so the motor can keep up with you

ratherbefishing 06-08-2013 09:44 PM

I've used my PC framing nailer and galvanized nails for a couple siding jobs. Worked fine.

peterstb 06-10-2013 01:38 PM

Thanks for the responses!

Since I already started a nice little collection of Rigid powertools, that I've been happy with so far, I decided to buy this:

It worked fantastically for applying the siding, and I'm looking forward to doing some other projects around the house, like building some overhead garage cabinets.


woodworkbykirk 06-10-2013 03:17 PM

be wary of that rigid framing gun.. it was recalled already only weeks after being released. it was a major saftey issue.. the other thing is.. it has a plastic trigger on it which can break easily. it will still fire but it makes for a hair trigger as the saftey is completely useless

peterstb 06-10-2013 03:23 PM

Hmmm... Thanks for the heads-up!

I will double-check the model number I have, against the recall notice I was able to find:

Supposedly new ones are sent out, so I'm assuming they wouldn't have kept recalled nailers stocked on the shelves. If there's a safety issue, I will certainly be returning mine!


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