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					Picking the Right Nail Gun for You

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Summary:
Unlike many types of tools, nail guns are not designed for general
purposes - there is no all-purpose nail gun that you can use with all
your work. Nail guns are designed to be used for particular tasks, so
before acquiring a new nail gun it's very important to understand the
tasks for which it will be used.


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nail guns, nailers, tools, reviews


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Unlike many tools, nail guns are not meant for general purposes - there
is no all-purpose nail gun that you can use with all your work. Nail guns
are intended to carry out specific jobs, so prior to acquiring a nail
gun it's very important to know the jobs for which it will be used.

The sorts of nail guns available are:

- Roofing and Siding nail guns: These nail guns are intended for the
specialized task of installing either siding or roofing. They store high
numbers of nails that are designed specifically for the job at hand
(siding or roofing). These are most-often coil-type nail guns.

- Framing nail guns: These are intended to drive bigger (1-1/2" to 4")
box-type nails into larger pieces of wood. These nail guns tend to be
heavy and big and are usually stick-type nail guns, they there are some
coil-types available too.

- Finish nail guns: These nail guns are often also called pin or brad
nail guns. They are designed for fastening small finish-type nails into
smaller pieces of stock. These nail guns tend to be smaller and lighter
than framing nail guns, and they are usually used for finishing or trim
work. These are usually stick-type nail guns.

Once you decide on the variety of nail gun you need, some other
attributes that are helpful to have and which you should consider are:

- A directional exhaust output. When nails are driven in, air is expelled
from the tool. It's very nice to have this adjustment so that this air is
not ending up into your face.

- An easy-to-use depth adjustment. Almost all nail guns have some sort of
adjustment to control the force with which the nail is delivered. Using
this adjustment, your nail is not sticking out of the surface, or sunk
in too deep far in. Many nail guns require tools to perform this
adjustment, others can be set by hand and these are almost always much
quicker to adjust. If you suspect you will want to be changing this
adjustment fairly often, the easier and quicker it is to set, the the
happier you will be with your nail gun.

- A good-sized gun trigger. If you are going to be using your nail gun
in frigid weather, you will likely be wearing gloves. In this case you
will want to make sure you have a large trigger so that you can use it
with gloves on.

- If you are planning on nailing a lot of nails, should consider the
capacity of the nail gun as well as the ease with which nails can be
loaded into the gun. Buying the correct nail gun in this regard can save
you a lot of time, or lose you a lot of time if you make a bad choice.

- A swivel on the air connector to the nail gun. If you move around often
with your nail gun, this will help reduce the tangling of your air hose.

Lastly, be sure you research the reviews for the nail gun you are looking
at. Researching a tool in a store or on the internet, it is really hard
to be sure how well it will work in the field. By consulting the reviews
of people that have used the nail gun, you'll get a much better feel for
how this nail gun will work for you.

				
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