Best type of nailer for quarter round and baSeboard


Old 08-09-15, 07:40 PM
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Best type of nailer for quarter round and baSeboard

I have a brad nailer. Uses 18d to 1-5/8 in max. PrOblem When I've used it on baseboard, Admittedly only a couple of times , it doesn't really seem to hold flush against the wall. I want to put down some quarter round, and replace all the baseboard in the house. But I want something that's going to hold it flush against the wall, unlike the few times I've used this one. My question is, am I using the wrong tool, or should this be able to work fine from my needs? Should I get a finish nailer instead? If so, what should I be looking for? If not, what am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-09-15, 08:09 PM
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Personally, I won't buy a brad nailer that won't shoot 2" nails. Yours should be fine for nailing quarter round to the baseboard (or floor). Depending on how thick your baseboard is, a 1 5/8" nail may not be quite long enough. Either that or you're missing the studs.
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Need a finish nailer, brads do not have heads and have little holding power.
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You are pushing the board flush before nailing right? I've seen people assume the nailer would pull the two pieces together but it will only hold them.
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18ga brads have heads, and I would recommend a 18ga 2" brad nailer. IMO finish nailer is too big for most trim work. Pins for a pin nailer do not have heads and are 23ga.
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