Was reading this post: Are cheap electric brad nail guns worth it for fixing mouldings?
I'm in the middle of fixing up an older home. I have an air compressor with a couple air powered brad-nailers (Porter Cable) and I've been quite happy with this setup.
As part of the on-going remodel, I've been hanging prehung doors using 6D nails and a hammer. I inevitably have missed and marked up the wood on occassion. Doors are Oak 6-panel doors and I've been staining them so I spend a lot of time counter sinking the nails with a nail punch. I've learned to use shims under the hammer in case I miss but beyond that it's slow work and since I'm a one man show, I sometimes need a 3rd hand to hold stuff in place where as with a framing nailer seems it would alleviate some of the tricky balancing act.
On top of this, I plan to build a shed this summer.
My point is that I think I have enough work to justify a framing nailer. Cost is not too much of a concern.
I would like mobility in the form of a cordless nailer but I wonder if cordless has the same power of compressed air variety? And of the cordless, there seems to be a couple versions: Compressed Air Canister and Battery Powered.
I really am leaning toward a compressed air one because there may be long stretches of no use and batteries, like ones in my cordless drill, tend to need replacing if you don't use them very long. So I don't plan on selling the gun when I'm done and would like to have it for other projects that come and go beyond what I have on my plate now.
What do the experts recommend. Will be using to frame doors (6D nails), framing, and building workbench and various wood structures in the future.
Also, 2nd question, do framing nailers generally allow for different size nails? Can I, for example, shoot 6D and smaller (not as small as a brad) nails with same gun?
Please educate me on this topic.