Pneumatic Brad Nailer Recommendation

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Old 11-14-18, 08:44 AM
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Pneumatic Brad Nailer Recommendation

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I'm building some boxes out of 4/4 hickory and walnut and to nail the mitre joints on my trusty old 18v ryobi nailer can't sink the 1" brads through the hardwood. Does anyone have any recommendations for a pneumatic nailer that will work? Preferences on one model over another?

I called some manufacturers and got the following recommendations:
Dewalt/Bostich: DWFP12231 and BT1855k
Senco FinishPro 25xp
I've always been a big fan of Senco, but at $164 it's 2-3 times the price of the other recommendations. Senco said the lesser model would not consistently sink the nails. That raises the question of can the Dewalt and Bostitch models do it for less? Does anyone have any first hand experience or insight?
 
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Old 11-14-18, 09:17 AM
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I have a Rigid finis nailer [home depot] and it's worked fine. I used to have a Harbor Freight 16 gauge nailer that worked well but when they fail you pretty much need to throw them away. Any of the above mentioned should be fine.
 
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Have you used your Ridgid on hardwoods? My other nailer shoots 2" brads through oak with no problems but this hickory is significantly harder. Are the pneumatic nailers much more powerful than their cordless counterparts?
 
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Any pneumatic nailer will work... and any nailer will occasionally not drive one if the nail is too long and the wood is hard. A 1" brad should be no problem for even the cheapest gun.
 
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Pneumatic is probably more powerful than battery operated but I can't say for sure since I've never used a battery nail gun. I have used my Ridgid on oak multiple times - worked great. Not sure if I've used it on hickory. Usually if a pneumatic nail gun doesn't fully shoot/set a nail you just turn up the pressure a little and that takes care of it.
 
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Old 11-14-18, 09:32 AM
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Battery guns usually rely on you holding the gun tight to the wood while it fires. If the gun kicks back a little, the nail won't fully drive.

Pneumatic guns drive so fast that's not usually an issue.
 
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Thanks for the info guys. My little battery powered one was fully charged and maxed out and only set one nail, but it was in sap wood. I'm thinking I'll go with the bostitch since it's available locally and on sale
 
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I saw this article guide you to buy brad nailer https://www.toolforhome.com/best-brad-nailer-reviews/
Hope to help you
 
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Thank you for all the input, I ended up purchasing a Bostitch. It has worked great!
 
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