General woodworking question

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Brett_A, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Brett_A

    Brett_A Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking at getting an air nailer of some type. What is the best all around for cabinets, speakers and crown molding? Would a brad nailer be sufficient or is a finish nailer needed? I haven't owned either so any opinions are welcome.
     
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    For trim work, especially crown moldings, you should get a gun with 2 1/2" capacity. Most brad guns won't shoot the longer nails, tho.

    Pete
     
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    My Porter Cable brad nailer takes up to 2" nails but a finish nailer would probably be better for putting up crown molding.
     
  5. Rich X

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    For crown molding, I use a 16ga finish nailer with an angled magazine (allows you to get into corners and hard to reach places). It accepts nails up to 2 1/2"

    I also have an 18ga brad nailer that I use for smaller trim, panel molding etc. It would not be sufficient for crown.
     
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    I've used a brad nailer to tack enclosures together while the glue dries. As mentioned above, large crown molding will require a finish nailer.

    You want to build cabinets with screws (if you must use mechanical fasteners). Trim pieces can be attached with a brad nailer.
     
  7. David Sailor

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    I love using the "Oil less" nailers. I usually forget to redirect the exhaust and have ended up with an oil exhaust on a nice project. The oil less are just that, so regardless of where you have the exhaust pointed, no mess. I personally prefer the Bostitch brand, have 3 of theirs, 2 different gauges and a stapler and have never had a problem. I personally also like the magnesium housing, for the homeowner it should be durable enough plus it's very light. David
     
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    I know some highly experienced contractors who tell me that Senco has always been their choice.
     

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