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 and Senco pneumatic tools shown below.

Top and Side Nailers

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

Senco SFN30 angle nailer Name: Senco SFN30
Thickness Flooring Preferred: 3/4" thickness
Fastener Type: Finish nails
Gauge: 15
Length: 1 - 2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-120 PSI
Stanley Bostich N62FN Angled Finish Nailer Name: Stanley Bostich N62FN Angled Finish Nailer
Thickness Flooring Preferred: 3/4" thickness
Fastener Type: Finish nails
Gauge: 15
Length: 1 1/2" - 2 1/2 inch
Compressor Setting: 70-100 PSI

 

Finish Nailers

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

Senco SLP20 Brad Nailer Name: 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 Brad Nailer Name: 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

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Installing Quarter Round Moldings