Title: Choosing the Right Nail Gun/Nailer f or You Word Count: 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. Keywords: nailer, nailers, nails, work, usual ly, nail, adjustment, air, designed , using, exhaust, sure, nailers:, t ools, you\ll, nailers: nailers, sti ck-type na 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.