Unlike most tools, nailers are not meant for general purpose use – there is not an all-purpose nailer that you can use with all your jobs. Nailers are meant to carry out specific tasks, so before purchasing a new nailer it’s important to understand the jobs for which it will be used.
The types of nailers available are:
– Framing nailers: These are intended to drive bigger (1-1/2″ to 4″) box-type nails into larger pieces of wood. These nailers are usually fairly big and heavy and are usually stick-type nail guns, they there are some coil-types available also.
– Finish nailers: These may be also called pin or brad nailers. They are designed for nailing small finish-type nails into small pieces of stock. These nailers are usually smaller and lighter than framing nailers, and they are intended for trim or finishing work. These are usually stick-type nail guns.
– Siding and Roofing nailers: These are intended for the specific task of putting up either siding or roofing. They store large numbers of nails that are designed for the task at hand (siding or roofing). These are usually coil-type...