Choosing_the_Right_Nail_Gun_Nailer_for_You by MonikaKam

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									Title:
Choosing the Right Nail Gun/Nailer f
or You

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531

Summary:
Unlike most tools, nailers are not
designed for general purpose use -
there is no all-purpose nailer that
  you can use on all your jobs. Nail
ers are meant to be used for specif
ic jobs, so prior to buying a new n
ailer it's important to know the ta
sks for which it will be used.
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Article Body:
Unlike most tools, nailers are not
designed for general purpose use -
there is no all-purpose nailer that
 you can use on all your jobs. Nail
ers are meant to be used for specif
ic jobs, so prior to buying a new n
ailer it's important to know the ta
sks for which it will be used.

The kinds of nailers are:

- Framing nailers: These are design
ed for driving bigger (1-1/2" to 4"
) box-type nails into larger pieces
 of material. These types of nailer
s are usually fairly big and heavy
and are usually stick-type nail gun
s, they there are some coil-types a
vailable too.

- Finish nailers: These nailers are
  sometimes also called brad or pin
nailers. They are meant for fasteni
ng smaller finish-type nails into l
ight pieces of wood. These nailers
tend to be lighter and smaller than
  framing nailers, and they are usua
lly used for trim or finishing work
. These are almost always stick-typ
e nail guns.

- Roofing and Siding nailers: These
 nailers are intended for the speci
alized task of putting up either si
ding or roofing. They store large n
umbers of nails that are designed s
pecifically for the task at hand (s
iding or roofing). These are usuall
y coil-type nailers.

Once you pick the sort of nailer yo
u want, some other features that ar
e helpful to have and which you sho
uld consider are:

- An adjustable exhaust output. Whe
n nails are driven in, air shoots o
ut from the nailer. It's often help
ful to have an adjustable exhaust s
o that the exhaust air is not shot
into your face.

- A large trigger. If you are going
 to be using your nailer in cold we
ather, you'll want to be wearing wi
nter gloves. In this case you'll wa
nt to make sure you have a good-siz
ed trigger so that you can work whe
n wearing gloves.

- A swivel on the air connector . I
f you move around often with your n
ailer, this will help reduce the sn
arling of your air hose.

- An easy-to-use depth setting. Alm
ost all nailers have some sort of a
djustment to controlmanage how hard
 the nail is put in. Using this adj
ustment, the nail is not left stick
ing out of the surface, or sunk too
 deep far in. Many nailers require
tools to perform this adjustment, o
thers can be set without using tool
s and these tend to be much quicker
 to adjust. If you think you will b
e changing this adjustment often, t
he easier and quicker it is to adju
st, the easier it will be to use th
is nailer.

- If you are going to be nailing a
lot of nails, should consider the c
apacity of the nailer and also the
ease with which nails can be loaded
 into the gun. Choosing the right n
ailer can save you a lot of time on
 a job... or cost you a lot of time
 if you make the incorrect decision.

Finally, make sure you look at the
reviews for the nailer you are thin
king about getting. Checking out a
tool in the store or on the interne
t, it is really problematic to be s
ure how well it will work on site.
By looking into the reviews of peop
le that have actually used the nail
er, you'll get a much better idea i
f this nailer will work for you.

								
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