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    Default How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    In videos, I've seen them used for finishing work (attaching trim, etc) but am wondering how big the nails can potentially be.

    Any thoughts appreciated...

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    Default Re: How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    With the finish guns I'm familiar with: 18 ga. tops out at 2", 16 ga. at 2.5" and 15ga at 2.5".
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    Default Re: How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    The gun I have takes 3" with ease, not sure if it takes larger. But that ain't no finish nail.

    Pin nailers shoot very small nails. My finish nailer takes 1" to 2.5"

    It depends on the gun

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    Default Re: How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    The gun I have takes 3" with ease, not sure if it takes larger. But that ain't no finish nail.
    That is very exciting! So there are bigger nail guns out there that take bigger nails. Nice!

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    Default Re: How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    There are pin nailers, finish nailers, roofing nailers, and framing nailers. You need to chose the one you need based on the job it is to do.

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    Default Re: How big can nails be in a nail gun?

    don't forget the staplers too.

    Great for upholstery and thin plywoods

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