nailer. For example, the require- ments for brad nailer average 0.3 CFM at 90 PSI, whereas the requirements for a framing nailer average 2. 2 CFM at 90 PSI. Note: If you plan to run other air tools simultaneously with the nailer, you should also make sure the compressor can handle the combined load.
Most pneumatic nail guns will require the nose to be pressed against a surface to fire. This is a safety feature so that the gun is not accidentally shot. There are usually two choices for opera- tion: bump fire and sequential. Sequential requires you to pull the trigger each time you want to shoot a nail. Bump fire eliminates the trigger and fires each time the nail gun is pressed up against a surface, which can fire multiple nails very quickly.
NAILERS As much as I love air tools, I do a lot of nailing, so it’s nice to have a cordless option that’s ready to grab and go. An air compressor can be heavy and bulky, and even the portable models can be cumber- some to move around. The air hose can sometimes get in your way or become tangled, and you’re limited by the reach of the hose as well as the availability of an electrical power supply. Plus,
The nails for nails guns are collated in strips or coils. Coil nail guns, like this Senco roofing nailer, allow for less reloading because they hold more nails. If you’re a professional with a big job, coil nailers can be a timesaver. Most DIY’ers choose a strip nail gun.