Finish nailers come in 2 types, straight and angled. Depending on the application and the work space constraints, an angled nailer may provide the best solution to fit into a tight place. If you have an angled nailer you must buy nails packaged for an angled nailer. If you have a straight nailer you must buy nails packaged for straight nailer. The nails are the same after being fired.
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Yes, if you are face nailing. The compressor should be rated at 175 psi or less. The operating pressure for the D51257K is between 70-120 psi.
We do not recommend our 16 Gauge Finish Nailer for this type application.
Yes It will make your project so much easier, naturally use the right size nails. Since Ive purchased this very happy with it so far. I did a similar project years back in a bathroom around a tub, walls and ceiling. Hope this helps!
The guage is the diameter of the nail, with 16 being the larger thickness, both are finish nails. The lengths can be similar, 2 inch, as an example, however, the larger diameter 16 guage gives you much greater holding power. I use my 16 for trim work that may be exposed to heavy contact with people or objects. The 16 g does leave a larger hole to patch and can split thinner wood. For door casing I use a 16 on the thicker edge anchored to the 2x4, and my 18 g on the thinner edge fastened to the door jamb. For large heavy crown or basboard, I use the 16 all around to ensure a tight fit. One way I remember the inverse description of guage, think of how many nails you would have in a one inch strip. 18 would give you give you more per inch, due to it being thinner than a 16, per inch.
Tool Weight 3.85 lbs
When using the bump action trigger, be careful of unintentional double fires. To avoid double fires do not engage the tool against the work surface with a strong force and allow the tool to recoil fully after each actuation.
Uses 1" to 2-1/2" (25.4 mm - 65 mm) 16 gauge straight collated nails.
Product Depth (in.) 11.8 Product Width (in.) 3.5 Product Height (in.) 10.6 Details Air Tool Type Air Nailer Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI 4.5 Compressor/Air Tool Features Fastener Collation,Fastener Depth Control Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi) 70 Energy Type Air Nail Gauge 16 Included Case,Nails Nailgun Angle 0 Loading type Strip Reconditioned No Maximum Fastener Size 2-1/2 in Returnable 30-Day Minimum Fastener Size 1 in Tools Product Type Power Tool