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I have an air compressor (oil-less 2 gal basic unit). I use it occasionally (mostly for filling bike tires) but I also have had experience with weekend warrior nail guns. I used to use a "basic" air nailer. It was an 18 gauge and I was never impressed with it. The main problem there was it didn't support long nails (I want to say it did like 1.5&...


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I know Brad Also you need to get to know brad really well since that is the exact type of nail to use for shoe molding. What is the difference between a Finishing nail and a Brad nail Well the nails are different gauges with the brad nail being thinner. And also brad nails usually have smaller heads. But really the best way to describe a brad nail vs a ...


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"I am not planning to use it with any regularity" So, small hammer, nailset, perhaps a pair of nail-holding pliers. Perhaps a toolbelt to hold those and a supply of finish nails. If you don't have production-level needs, you don't need the hassles and complexity and more things to go wrong of production-level tools. Complex mechanisms you don't ...


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I don't know Brad There are no "brad nailers" in my lexicon as a former pro and perpetual home improver*. There are only finish/trim nailers that accept either 18ga. or 16ga. nails. Which you need depends on the job. Most 18ga. guns only shoot up to 2" nails. Some only do 1-1/2". That's inadequate for things like heavy base trim and door ...


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Going by the drip edge over top the ledger it appears indeed that there is siding behind the ledger. You can confirm this by measuring the distance from the front of the cut joist to the siding and on its other side to the ledger, and there would be 1.5in difference. The ledger may be nailed all the way through the siding and through any sheathing into the ...


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