- OT – recommend me a Brad-nailer
If you’ve already got a compressor then I’ve never managed to buy a bad 16 gauge nailer – screwfix, toolstation and amazon cheapies have all been great. I’ve also ever managed to buy good 18 gauge nailer – either air or mains powered, air ones just destroy the nails and you get frequent misfires and jams. Mains ones just can’t get the nail into the wood.Posted 4 years ago
Ooooh…oak skirting. That’ll be fun. 🙂
Probably have to screw and plug that (can be a PITA though). Also, rapid setting foam (and some heavy weights) can be good for shorter lengths. It may be that the brad will nail as a holder while foam or glue is going off. You’ll find the brad nailer and some mitre-mate handy for the skirting.
EDIT: sorry, can’t comment on the screwfix nailer. Don’t know anything about those.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
I had a 50mm/18ga tacwise mains nailer, similar but different to the one on the link – I had terrible trouble with it – frequent jams and misfires, hated it. For a corded tool it had a really short cord too. I was using it with MDF and chipboard onto timber battens. Dreadful.
If you’ve got dewalt nicad / nihm batteries (or the early Li ions that were the same shape) then see if you can find a deal on a bare cordless dewalt 16 guage nailer. They work really well. Just as capable of driving in the nail as an air nailer but less wild, abrupt and percussive than the air one, you can work more neatly. I doubt you’ll get one for as little as £100, but theres ones about under £200 on ebay.Posted 4 years ago
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