A quality nail gun can help you work smarter and faster when tackling a home improvement project. Nail guns are convenient tools for a variety of construction jobs. They have the ability to drive a lot of nails in very little time. The type of nail gun you select will depend on the task at hand. Some are designed for framing houses while others are better suited for delicate finishing work. Whether you’re installing hardwood floors, applying roofing shingles or putting up baseboards and crown moulding, there’s a nail gun that will work for you.
Nail guns can be either pneumatic or electric. A pneumatic nail gun uses air from a compressor. While powerful, pneumatic air guns can also be noisy and the attached air hose and compressor can limit mobility. An electric nail gun is lighter and quieter than a pneumatic, but it is also less powerful. Cordless nail guns are battery-operated electric nail guns that allow you to work with less restriction. Nails for nail guns come on either a coil or a strip. Coil nail guns are good for fitting into tight spaces while the weight distribution of strip nailers offers better balance.