john wilt

02:27AM | 12/06/99
Member Since: 12/05/99
1 lifetime posts
I am in the market to purchase an air nailer. However, I keep getting confusing suggestions from the tool reps (at the professional retail level). I do plan on using it a little in my shop, but, my PRIMARY purpose has to do with a big re-model job. We are going to be replacing all the doors, windows, and most of the flooring in a 2400 sqft home. (this means window, door, floor trim(oak floors) & crown molding). For the door trim I am putting up a fluted 1/2x4 pieces.

FINALLY the question.
Which would you recommend A) 18ga brad nailer capable of 1-2" brads or, B) 16ga finish nailer capable of 1-2 1/4" finish nails?

Could you also recommend a good resource for the proper way to install interior doors, trim, crown molding, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-john wilt


04:41AM | 12/10/99
Member Since: 12/09/99
10 lifetime posts
About a year ago I purchased a cordless nailer by Porter Cable called the "Bammer" for $280.00 at Home Depot. It is the most useful tool you could have for trim work. I've installed chair rail, crown moulding, door casings and other trim in no time. Pasole also makes a cordless nailer, but at a gripping $400.00. You can also purchase a nailer kit with compressor, nailer and hoses for about $300-$350 if you don't mind an engine running in your house connected to a 25' long hose. The Bammer takes 1 1/4- 2 1/2" 15 Ga. nails. For the money, I highly recommend this tool for your application.
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