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Questions and Answers for DEWALT 18-Gauge Brad Nailer and 6 Gal. Heavy Duty Pancake Electric Air Compressor Combo Kit (1-Tool)

Internet #206577074

Model #DW1KIT18PP

Store SKU #1001642344

  • Includes oil-free 165 PSI max compressor, brad nailer and hose
  • Features Precision Point technology for precise nail placement
  • Hose with installed couplers is non-marring and resists twisting

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Q:can i use it for install a new fence?
by|May 21, 2020
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A:  Yes , you'll need a fence coil nail gun though with 1 3/4" galvanized fencing nails ..... Ask the Home Depot person for the right nails for a fence ..... 2" nails will work , but they might "come through" the back side of the rail , they might be too long , depending on how deep the nail "sets" in the picket

by|May 24, 2020

A:  18 gauge brads are thin nails used for inside trim work. I think an exterior framing nail would work better. Requires a different nail gun and maybe a larger compressor.

by|May 25, 2020

A:  The compressor plugs in. It would be mote than adequate to nail fence rails to the post as well as nailing slats to the rail.

by|May 23, 2020
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Q:It says brad nail/staple/finishing nails, what size staples can you use in this gun?
by|May 20, 2020
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A:  That is a brad nailer. I purchased this combo, the gun is an 18 ga. brad nailer. You need a separate staple gun, about $90.

by|May 24, 2020

    A:  No staples, only brads

    by|May 23, 2020

      A:  The 18 gauge brad nailer does not use staples. I double checked on DeWalt website under model# DWFP12233. Under specications states fastener type as 18 gauge brad nails. Nothing about staples or finishing nails.

      by|May 21, 2020
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      Q:Can you use different size brad nails.. Not just 18.. will 16 brad work?
      by|Apr 28, 2020
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      A:  As far as I know you have to use 18 gauge nails only the length of the nail can be changed

      by|May 1, 2020

      A:  I would not use 16 gauge nails. The gun is designed for the thinner 18 gauge brads (nails). The gun is not rated for multiple nail sizes.

      by|Apr 30, 2020

      A:  To be honest I use only 18.

      by|May 2, 2020

        A:  You should not mix 18 gauge nail gun with 16 gauge nails. It might be ok if tool is rated dual.

        by|May 2, 2020

        A:  Only 18 gauge

        by|May 4, 2020
          caret
          Q:can this air up a truck tire
          by|Apr 23, 2020
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          A:  Yes I’ve used mine for anything from a nail to a tire to using it to blow up a pool for my kids.

          by|Apr 26, 2020

            A:  Yes,this can air up a truck tire.

            by|Apr 24, 2020

              A:  Yes The compressor can put out as much is 165 psi so that should be sufficient for most truck tires

              by|May 1, 2020

              A:  Yes it can. But you have to by a tire inflator not included with the combo kit. There are several different types available on the Home Depot website. Relatively inexpensive. I got mine at the local Home Depot store.

              by|Apr 25, 2020

              A:  Yes it can

              by|Apr 30, 2020
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                Q:Does the brad nailer come with its box?
                by|Apr 15, 2020
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                A:  The nailer does not come with a case, it's in a small cardboard box inside of the box with the compressor, hose and nails.

                by|Apr 15, 2020

                A:  Mine did not even come with the nailgun. Ordered from homedepot.com, and they are now making me go to a store to figure it out. Pretty sure i received a unit that was returned previously, based on how things were placed when i opened the box

                by|Sep 3, 2020
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                  Q:Would this set work to nail wood wall planks to studs?
                  by|Apr 13, 2020
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                  A:  I THINK the brad nailer can only shoot 2" brads (longest it can shoot) .... you need to calculate the depth to reach the stud .... you want the nail to go 1" into the stud , minimum , unless you also use glue to glue those "planks" to the sheetrock and nail them to studs (liquid nails type glue).... if your planks are 3/4" thick , and the sheetrock is 1/2" thick , that totals 1 1/4" thick , therefore a 2" brad nail will only sink 3/4" into the stud .... IF your "planks" are going OVER the sheetrock and are 3/4" thick ..... I do not know what you mean by "studs are not just to the drywall" and I do not know the thickness of your "planks" ..... If these are bare studs , no sheetrock , you should be fine , BUT all in all this is a BRAD NAILER , it's not a 15 gauge trim gun , which would be better AND those guns shoot 2 1/2" trim nails (stronger hold) .... the compressor will work , the only issue is the nail gun , is it "big enough" .... maybe just buy a compressor separate from a trim nail gun instead of the "combo pack" .... the nailer is the issue to be concerned about , compressor is big enough for that job , easy

                  by|Apr 15, 2020

                  A:  depends how thick and hard the wood is that you want to hang. I have had great success with finger jointed pine and drywall and studs. I have also gone through multiple peices of pine. I had difficulty with bamboo flooring... and by difficulty, i mean, impossible.

                  by|Apr 14, 2020

                    A:  Typically 18 gauge nails are recommended for delicate light wood trim. But I did used it to hang 4 ft x 8 ft x 3/16 in thick wood panels onto 16 inch centered studs. No problems.

                    by|Apr 30, 2020

                    A:  Yes. The nailer included in the kit can hold up to 2 1/4" nails. Drywall width is typically 1/2" to 3/4" (depends on what thickness drywall was used) so if the wall planks aren't super thick, that shouldn't be an issue. I installed ship lap in my bathroom and it was about 1/4" thick and it worked no problem.

                    by|Apr 16, 2020

                      A:  YES

                      by|Apr 15, 2020
                      caret
                      Q:Are the serial numbers identical? Is it the same number on the gun and the air compressor?
                      by|Apr 11, 2020
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                      A:  There’s a single serial number for the combo kit. I cannot locate a serial number anywhere on the gun that came with my kit.

                      by|Apr 15, 2020

                      A:  My compressor has a serial number. The included brad nailer does not have a serial number.

                      by|Apr 15, 2020

                      A:  No, the gun DWFP12233 and the compressor DWFP55126 are also sold separately and have different model numbers. The combination kit has its own model number DW1KIT18PP combining the them along with the hose.

                      by|Jul 31, 2020

                        A:  No, serial numbers are different for each nail gun and compressor.

                        by|May 23, 2020
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                        Q:How quiet/loud is this unit?
                        by|Apr 1, 2020
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                        A:  Label on the unit says 75db. It is quieter than other such units I’ve used.

                        by|Apr 14, 2020

                        A:  The compressor is loudish when it’s running but if you doing trim work with this then the compressor isn’t running all that much.

                        by|Apr 5, 2020

                          A:  It's definitely not quiet but I suspect it's similar to other air compressors when it kicks on. Great little sir compressor though.

                          by|Apr 7, 2020

                            A:  QUICKLY CHARGES AND IS QUIET.

                            by|Apr 15, 2020

                            A:  It is not that loud.

                            by|Apr 1, 2020
                              caret
                              Q:This is an oil-free compressor. Do we need to add an inline-oiler for the gun, to ensure long life?
                              by|Mar 24, 2020
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                              A:  Some nail guns suggest adding a drop of oil at the start of each use. Some models of nail guns do not require oil.

                              by|May 23, 2020

                              A:  yes you do

                              by|Mar 25, 2020

                                A:  Yes And Oiler will help to lubricate the tools don’t forget the oil will be in the hose So if you go to blow off something or paint the oil will still be in the hose You might want to get a second hose for oil free operation

                                by|Mar 25, 2020

                                A:  I have had my combo kit for 4 years and have not added an in line-oiler. I would say it is not needed, but others may feel differently. Just make sure you empty the compressed air after use as to discourage water from staying in the tank and causing it to rust from the inside out..

                                by|Mar 25, 2020
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                                  Q:can this be used for roofing
                                  by|Mar 4, 2020
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                                  A:  I would not recommend it for roofing. I do finish carpentry, It barely keeps up with that. Unless you're doing small jobs, sheds garages etc.

                                  by|Mar 7, 2020

                                    A:  Roofing nails will not work with a brad nailer. The DeWALT roof nailer gun model DW45RN requires 3.7 SCFM @ 80 psi to operate. The pancake compressor only operates at 40 psi with a flow of 3.7 SCFM. I am not an expert, but it looks like a larger compressor is required.

                                    by|Mar 5, 2020

                                    A:  Yes, I have run 2 roofing guns off it. Runs constantly. If you are going to just use it for roofing, NO. I used it to do one roof on small renovation, 16 square. Would not recommend for production roofing

                                    by|Mar 11, 2020

                                      A:  The air compressor, yes. Nail gun, no. It's an 18 ga finish nailer. The compressor should have no trouble keeping up with a single roof nailer, may run alot if using two.

                                      by|Mar 8, 2020

                                        A:  I never used it for that but I think I would work for one nail gun

                                        by|Mar 6, 2020