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dave#1    Posted 01-10-2016 at 13:24:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • air nailer
  • I'm in the market for a finish air nailer, I'm leaning toward a 18 gauge that also shoots staples.
    I've found a cheap one on EBay that will fit the bill for me, Questions- do different brands use different nails? Suggestions

    John (AL)    Posted 01-14-2016 at 21:08:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer
  • I have a Hitachi and a Campbell Hausfield. I prefer the Campbell Hausfield. They both shoot the same gauge finish nail and staple, but the Hitachi takes longer ones.

    I have a Rigid framing nailer. It's heavy, but it works.

    SteveVA    Posted 01-12-2016 at 09:23:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer Just a thought..
  • I have several nailers and staplers,good ones and cheap ones.
    Like tractors they are all a bit different. They all work fine, but the staplers are more tempormental..
    I have had Craftsman ones the longest 20+ years, and they never have failed.
    I keep a small one loaded with small nails and a big one loaded with big nails.
    Same thing with the staplers. I do not like to have to load and unload different sizes.
    They are not that expensive and I find having different sizes real handy.
    Finish nails are more interchangeable then staples. When I bought the cheap stapler for osb and wood crafts, I bought a bunch of the different length staples, and I am glad I did. I do not have to worry about finding ones that fit.
    Framing nailers are a whole different story, all have different heads and different nails. I like my Bostich full head framing nailer, it takes 8d to 16d nails just fine and they are easy to find.
    HTH. S.

    dave#1    Posted 01-12-2016 at 20:05:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer Just a thought..
  • Thanks, good info ! (your off the pie "Hit List")LOL

    I bought that 18ga air nailer/stapler, should be here Friday, I'll mostly be using this for an old 1966 camper I'm refurb'n Everything is 2x2 with 1/4" or less thick wall and ceiling board, Thinking I'll get way to much bounce/recoil with a regular hammer and nails, This new nailer should fit the bill nicely .

    Still need to go to lowes and buy nails and staples, I'm guessing any 18 gauge nail/staple will work?


    Jimmyjack    Posted 01-11-2016 at 22:42:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer
  • I have a couple, but the Porter Cable is the pips!

    AL CT    Posted 01-10-2016 at 15:45:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer
  • I have several Porter Cable air nailer's. 18 gauge (various lengths available up to 2") fits my finish nailer. Not sure about models that shoot staples.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-10-2016 at 15:34:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: air nailer
  • usually has one or two up for sale. Seems like a lot of them get sold on there. I don't know about the combo guns for nails and staples.

    I have been keeping an eye out for a Porter Cable 23 ga pin nailer. I already have a Craftsman stapler but it is very limited in how long of staple it will shoot (5/8"). Something with a pin or staple length up to 1-3/8" would be good I would think.

    I think shopgoodwill has a couple PC nailers up on their site now.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 01-10-2016 at 16:29:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • correction of stapler capacity
  • My stapler shoots 7/8" not 5/8" Sorry.

    Steve VA    Posted 01-10-2016 at 13:58:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: air nailer
  • Yes

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