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FlAlleycat

08:12PM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 07/13/04
15 lifetime posts
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I'm not tired of being pressured into buying the most expensive and latest tool at ********** or Lowe's, I'm tired of being ignored or rushed.

I'd like to buy a nail gun but am unsure which would serve the purpose best. I don't think I want one to hook to a compressor. What I would use it for would be making bookcases and entertainment centers, putting up molding, etc. I can't spend a lot of money on one. Is there one you would recommend? Do I really need a nailer for each job? I was told I'd have to use a different nailer to put up crown molding than the one used to build bookcases.

Thanks!

Alley

sadickers

07:21AM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
It's kind of a personal thing as to what you want I think. I mostly build cabinets etc and have 3 nailers, all air. I personally don't care for the others. I have 1 that does 18ga nails and one that does 16ga. These two get most of the use. I also have a narrow crown stapler. Mostly used for attaching the thinner plywood to the backs of cabinets. I have though about buying a framing nailer a few times but just haven't been able to justify it in my own mind yet, so I still use the trusty hammer for framing.

I would stick with one of the name brands though when you do buy.

garrett131

07:19PM | 07/31/04
Member Since: 07/30/04
2 lifetime posts
If you plan to put up crown molding I would recommend an angle nailer. It's much better than the straight nailers for reaching into corners. It will work fine for cabinets and furniture too. (Once you start using the finish nailer, you will probably want a smaller brad gun and stapler as well.)

Since you don't want to hook to a compressor, your options are limited and your cost goes up. Check the price difference of an airless vs an air gun.
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