Nail Gun for Crown Moulding

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Nail Gun for Crown Moulding

Will this do the trick?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-1...18PP/206577074
 
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Old 01-05-18, 08:25 AM
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Probably not...you'll likely need a 15 ga angled or 16 ga straight finish nailer. The one you linked might work if you are attaching to a cleat mounted to the wall
 
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I would not use that gun on that job.
Brads have no head, so little holding power.
It's also two small a gauge.
https://www.familyhandyman.com/tools...-gun/view-all/
 
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Joecaption and Gunguy45 - thanks both.

How about these:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-P...1917/205644384

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2...5130/205117108

Appreciate your assistance.

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IF you are attaching crown to studs over drywall yes a larger nailer would be best. If you are stacking trim, wood to wood, this would be ok.

Get both, you can never have too many nailers!

Compressor is fine!
 
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Marq1:

Planning to attach to furring strips placed horizontally below ceiling - assume I'm good with the gun and compressor?

Also - anyone know of a good source for used ones? New is pricey! (I'm doing just 1-2 rooms in my house).
 
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I've had real good luck buying refurbished mailers (2 of the 3 I have were refurbished) off of eBay and they are 20+ years and no issue!
 
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Thanks - will check out eBay.
 
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I prefer angled nailers. (Like this one) They are easier to handle and there is less chance of scratching the wall with them because the magazine is angled away from the wall. This is especially nice when doing crown.
 
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18 gauge nailers use a max, 2 in. nail. Consider thickness of material to determine nail length needed. 18 gauge nails do have heads, although small.
 
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Wirepuller38 and xsleeper - thanks!
 
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xsleeper - follow-up question. The nailer you linked is interesting (cheap). Do you have experience with this one? This one is not bad either:

https://www.tylertool.com/factory-re...efault,pd.html

Question - does 15 guage mean only 15 guage or 15d nails may be used; or what exactly?
 
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The gauge indicates the size [diameter] of the nails. 16 gauge nails are normally straight while 15 gauge are angled. Gun nails have to be the right type for the gun being used. While the brands of nails are normally interchangeable, the sizes are not.
 
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The gun I linked to is one of the guns I have. I think the link is a refurbished price. $139 new. As Mark mentioned, "gauge" indicates a wire size. There are 15 ga, 16 ga finish guns... 18 ga Brad nailers... 23 ga pin nailers. Bigger gauge =15. Smallest gauge =23. They come in a variety of lengths. Gun nails do not really go by "penny" size.
 
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Thanks all! Appreciate the knowledge.
 
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One more question for the experts if I may - is a 6 gallon compressor sufficient? Such as this:

https://www.tylertool.com/dewalt-dwf...efault,pd.html
 
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Yes. ANY air compressor will work.
 
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XSleeper - thank you again.
 
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For my interior work I have a 1hp, 1 gal and it's perfect for around the house jobs, light and easy to carry.

It will even power my framing nailer if you are not in a hurry!
 
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