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16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part Two

Secondary features worth considering when choosing a finish nailer

Length: 6:14
Produced By: John Ross

What features do you look for when shopping for a finish nailer? In this video, Rick Arnold enumerates what he considers secondary features of the more than a dozen finish nailers he evaluated for Fine Homebuilding. Rick makes some valuable recommendations here. For example, if you work with a lot of stain-grade material, go with an oilless nailer. If you tend to keep your nailers for years, you'll need one that clears a jam easily because more jams tend to occur as guns age. You also might value a nailer with a lock-out function that prevents dry-firing on millwork.   

If you want to know which features were on Rick's must-have list, watch Part One of the roundup or, to see Rick's write-up on each tool, read Tool Test: 16-Ga. Finish Nailers from Fine Homebuilding issue #200 (December 2008/January 2009), pp. 48-52.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding200
November 12, 2008