Finish Nailers


Old 11-19-01, 06:34 AM
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Finish Nailers

Hello all. New to the site. I am the guy who knows very little about carpentry. I must say though, that a some of it looks basic. That is until I try it!

I want to re-panel over my existing panel in the basement. The old stuff is just too dark. To make the job a little easier, I was contemplating purchasing a Finish nailer kit.

Can anyone suggest what/or which one I should get. What size nails should be used. I also wanted to build a bar so I would need one that can also drive nails into 3/4" ply into 2x4's. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-21-01, 12:10 AM
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For paneling, many of the smaller finish nailes would be okay - Bostich, Craftsman, Porter Cble and others. One inch or 1 1/4 inch lengrh nails would be fine.
For future, heavier use, you probably need to go to at least 16 or 15 gauge finish nails. Again most of the brands are comparable, but if you want to spend a few ollars more, a Senco would be my choice. Mainly because the Senco is a quaity, light nailer which is also oil-less.
Old 11-21-01, 03:13 AM
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Fred, many thanks for your response. I will look into the Senco.

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