While redoing our family room, I used an air nailer
to attach baseboard trim pieces to a wall that contained a water supply line.
The ears of corn are first sawed in half with a table saw and then, using a carpenter's air nailer
, workers nail the ears to the panel following patterns created by local artists.
Wood glue and nails, we use an air nailer
and about 1-1/4" nails.
This air nailer
is small enough to fit into my nail apron and powerful enough to drive an 8d sinker nail in less than two seconds.
5 Kw inverter can power up all the tools we like, such as our table saw and sanders in the wood shop, the compressor for the air nailer
, the circular saw, drills, cordless tools and all the rest run off the clean energy of the "Barn system.
My first choice is a pneumatic air nailer
($45 and up) because it makes the process fast and it's very powerful.
Prolong the life of your air nailer
by using only nail gun oil (photobelow).
Versions are available from all air nailer
companies, including Ridgid, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch and Campbell Hausfeld.
Editor's Note: Get better results with an air nailer
In areas that are completely protected from water, like under a soffit, you can use a 15-gauge air nailer
with galvanized nails and fill the holes with paintable caulk or filler.
Returns usually split if you try to fasten them with nails, even if you use an air nailer
Keep shop dust out of your air nailer
and protect the air hose connector from dents and dings between uses.