Finishing air nailers
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caz1959
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Finishing air nailers

by caz1959 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:52 am

Can anybody please help? Want to buy a nail gun and compressor.Have loads of spare 16g nails but most of the nailers on sale are for 18g nails.My question is -Can you use 16g nails in a 18g nail gun?

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Re: Finishing air nailers

by Hornibrooks » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:42 am

I have a read some different comments from the other forums and I think a 16 gauge nailer is good only for installing trim and an 18 gauge is good for door casings, chair rails and etc.

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Re: Finishing air nailers

by Sometimewoodworker » Thu May 03, 2018 7:27 am

caz1959 wrote:Can anybody please help? Want to buy a nail gun and compressor.Have loads of spare 16g nails but most of the nailers on sale are for 18g nails.My question is -Can you use 16g nails in a 18g nail gun?

Usually no. Nail guns very seldom work with more than one diameter of nail, different lengths no problem. That's why I have 3 different nail guns and 2 staplers.

Doing a 30 second search shows Amazon have 9 to choose from.

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