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For thousands of years, woodworkers relied on hammers and nails to piece everything together

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For thousands of years, woodworkers relied on hammers and nails to piece everything together

Using hammers nails is labor-intensive and it’s going to take a while before you can finish one project, but it got the job done. Today’s builders and hobbyists, however, do not need to spend all day pounding nails thanks to the invention of nail guns. There are many types of nail guns or nailers. There’s the framing nailer (which we’ve covered here) which, as the name suggests, is used to build house frames. Flooring nailers, roofing nailers, finish nailers, and brad nailers are also a mainstay in home remodeling projects. But if you want a smoother finish or you’re working...

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As a builder or a DIYer, framing nailers and siding nailers have been a staple in your jobsite or garage

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As a builder or a DIYer, framing nailers and siding nailers have been a staple in your jobsite or garage

They’re fantastic with heavy tasks, binding 2x4s and 2x8s so easily you can finish a single project in mere hours. But there are certain materials — such as trims and crown moldings — that need a little finesse. A large nail gun that will destroy them simply won’t do. What you need are nailers with enough holding power to bind fragile materials without splitting them. And that is exactly what a brad nailer can do. There are a lot of brad nailers available online. There are air-powered ones that can do the job but hampers your mobility. If you don’t...

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