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zoe2002

10:59AM | 12/06/04
Member Since: 10/05/03
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I want to buy my fiance a nail gun for his Craftsman air compressor.

The choice are:

Craftsman 14 ga., nailer combo, finish & T-head concrete nailer. Drives t-nails from 1 -2 1/4 inch and 14 gauge finish nails from 1 - 2 1/2 inch, eliminates need for hammer tool. Other choice- Framing nailer, full head nails from 2 - 3 1/2.

He does tons of carpentry/construction work around the house. drywall work, roofing, furniture making, etc, crown molding, baseboard molding, etc.

Does he need the framing gun or does the other do the tricks?

Please advise? ***** associates not knowledgeable enough.

Thanks

tomh

04:08PM | 12/06/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
From your description, the finish nailer combo will be best. Nail guns have specific uses and you have to have one specific to the work you plan to do. A framing nailer is used for...well, framing with 2 x lumber. For roofing, you need a specific roofing nailer (usually coil nailer) that shoots a large head nail. Nail guns are not used on drywall (requires a drywall screw gun). Finish nailers are used on all types of trim and molding and are versatile. Most finish nailers are 15 or 16 ga. I'm not familiar with the combo gun. This time of year, he is most likely to do indoor carpentry projects using this kind of tool.

What ever you choose will be appreciated, and he will probably add to the collection later. Standard compensation for DIY work is being allowed to buy a tool. Keep the receipt and don't feel bad if he makes an exchange.

Oh, and pick up some NPT fittings that screw into the gun and attach to the air hose. They are only about $2, but its like getting a toy without batteries to run it.
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