Pneumatic Nail Guns For Trim Work & Top Nailing

There are two types of pneumatic nail guns many professionals carry. That old fashioned manual top nailer has all but been replaced in recent years with air driven tools. Instead, pneumatic nailers are used, making the job go quicker without the brute force it took to whack the older top nailer. Considering there are dozens of selections on the market we've only chosen Stanley Bostich, Porter Cable and Senco pneumatic tools shown below.

Top and Side Nailers

Primary Usage - Used for surface and side nailing ofTop nail near wall hardwood where a regular flooring cleat or stapler cannot be used. Typically in tight areas the latter cannot reach.

These tools are also used for the starting rows of nail or staple down installations. In no way are trim guns used for installing the entire floor.

Tool Tip: Shown on the right the installer uses blue painters tape on the top of the nail gun. This prevents any marring marks that can be left behind on the drywall.

Senco SFN30 Senco SFN30
Thickness Flooring Preferred: 3/4"
Fastener Type: Finish nails
Gauge: 15
Length: 1 - 2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-120 PSI
Stanley Bostich N62FN Stanley Bostich N62FN
Thickness Flooring Preferred: 3/4"
Fastener Type: Finish nails
Gauge: 15
Length: 1 1/2" - 2 1/2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-100 PSI
Porter Cable DA250C Porter Cable DA250C
Thickness Flooring Preferred: 3/4"
Fastener Type: Finish nails
Gauge: 15
Length: 1 1/2" - 2 1/2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-120 PSI

Finish Trim Nailers

Primary Usage - Installation of trim moldings after the floor has been laid.

Senco SLP20 Senco SLP20 Brad Nailer
Uses: Trim moldings
Fastener Type: Brad (wire) nails
Gauge: 18
Length: 1" - 1 5/8 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-120 PSI
Stanley Bostich BT125K-2 Stanley Bostich BT125K-2 Brad Nailer
Uses: Trim moldings
Fastener Type: Brad (wire) nails
Gauge: 18
Length: 5/8" - 1 1/4 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-90 PSI
Porter Cable BN200C Porter Cable BN200C Brad Nailer
Uses: Trim moldings
Fastener Type: Brad (wire) nails
Gauge: 18
Length: 5/8" - 2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-120 PSI