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Can an 18 gauge nailer use 16 gauge nails?
Last Updated: 9th May, 2021
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Beside this, what's the difference between 16 gauge and 18 gauge nails?
16-gauge nails are fired by finish nailers, whereas 18-gauge nails are shot from a brad nailer. Both of these nail guns serve different purposes, and it all comes down to the holding power of their respective nails. Only get/rent an 18-gauge brad nailer if you're attaching trim molding and other delicate trim pieces.
Furthermore, can you use 18 gauge nails for baseboards? Both are commonly used for installing baseboard, chair rail, door and window casing, crown molding, and door frames. One advantage to 15-gauge nails is that they are collated at an angle, which allows the nose of the nailer to reach into tighter spaces. Brad nailers use smaller 18-gauge nails up to 2 inches long.
Besides, what are 18 gauge nails used for?
18-Gauge Brad Nailer Uses They provide a strong bond between wood objects while reducing the need to apply putty to an unsightly nail hole. Due to the thin size of the nails it drives, brad nail guns are perfect for attaching narrow, thin pieces of wood to larger wood objects.
What size are 18 gauge nails?
18 Gauge Brad Nails for Interior and Exterior applications Our B18 Series 18 gauge brad nail sizes range from 3/8” up to 2” length.