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How do you use a nail gun for baseboards?
Last Updated: 18th June, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, what type of nail gun do I need for baseboards?
A finish nailer is a versatile tool, and drives either 15- or 16-gauge nails. They are used for smaller projects than framing nails, such as crown molding, baseboards, cabinets, chair rails, decorative trim, millwork, and hardwood flooring.
can you use a pin nailer for baseboards? For example, a 16-gauge finish nailer with 2 or 2 ½” nails is the standard gun for nailing up baseboard, but an 18-gauge brad nailer with 2” nails could be used as well. A pin nailer would be way out of its league for base-boarding.
Consequently, 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.
What is the difference between a brad nail and a finish nail?
Brad nails, or brads, are made of 18-gauge steel wire. Nail gauge sizes indicate the thickness of the nail. Thinner nails have higher gauge numbers. Finish nails, or finishing nails, are generally made of 15- or 16-gauge steel wire, making them slightly thicker in diameter than brad nails.