Best way to nail in door moulding ?

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Old 09-10-16, 03:25 PM
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Best way to nail in door moulding ?

Can anyone tell me what should I buy to nail in door trim moulding ? Would a punch or a staple or nail gun work better ? The pictures only show the old moulding that is being removed and replaced with new moulding.

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Old 09-10-16, 03:28 PM
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No question.... a finishing nail gun. If you don't have one then now is the perfect time to get one.
 
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Curious as to why you are replacing the stop molding? As Pete says, finish nailer is best and it will start you on a tool buying program, at least.
 
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An 18 gauge brad nailer is sufficient for small trim like that. Buying the gun means having a compressor and hose too obviously. You could also nail by hand if you wanted to... using 4d finish nails and a nail set.
 
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Hi, If I was going to do one or two doors I would get a box of 3d bright finish nails, hammer and nail set. If I was going to do twenty doors I would get out my miter saw and nail gun.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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XSleeper thanks I did not know about the compressor and hose.
Chandler a section of moulding was removed when installing a new door and it split into two pieces and we cannot find the exact same measurement moulding. The ones which are available are not the same width as the old one.
 
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Old 09-10-16, 07:51 PM
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There are a few cordless guns out there, like the Paslode trimpulse.

That door stop moulding could be matched easily by cutting a board with a table saw and rounding the edges.
 
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