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meredda

03:00PM | 11/02/02
Member Since: 11/01/02
6 lifetime posts
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Hi,

I am looking for advice on a powered nailer for a general DIY'er. I am approaching two new jobs - finishing an attic space and finishing a basement. What type of nailer should I go for? I don't want to spend a huge amount of money, as it will not be used often apart from the occasional big project like these.

It seems that my choices are a framing nailer, finish nailer or palm nailer?

Also, can these nailers be used for drywall, and is there any type that is better than the other for that?

Thanks for any help.

LDoyle

12:29PM | 11/03/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
A 'Framing Nailer' is more powerful and 'shoots' longer nails to work well with typical framing lumber. They may 'shoot' a couple size nails but they will be the larger ones. Can not use for wall board - will break thru the drywall. A 'finish nailer' will 'shoot' several size nails but typically the small head finish nails only. Face it, there is not one tool to do all you need. A good Framing Nailer can run $175 to $250 or so. May be better to rent one for the framing stage. Screws work better for wall board - get less 'nail pop' where the heads come up above the surface later. Can rent a screw 'gun' that will speed up the process.

LDoyle

04:00PM | 11/03/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
http://www.harborfreight.com has some good sales on tools. Do a search for Framing Nailers and see what they have or select Air Tools and then Staplers and Nailers to see various types. Here is one of the framing nailers for $139 + shipping: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=46240
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