Why does a carpenter use so many different nail guns?

Why does a carpenter use so many different nail guns?

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50 Comments

  1. Miguel A Rosario Torres on December 25, 2022 at 12:37 am

    For a pergola (1×1” wood and small wood like that) which one do you recommend?



  2. RoyNoKizzy on December 25, 2022 at 12:38 am

    thank you for sharing…



  3. buzzj89 on December 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    What would you recommend for exclusive use on door and window casing and trim?



  4. Will on December 25, 2022 at 12:40 am

    It all makes sense but for a home reno I think I’ll stick with a hammer and different size nails lol.



  5. Meg Dahlin on December 25, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Finally the that I was looking for! So much confusion around what these guns do and are used for. And I don’t need another "unpacking" video! You just helped me decide to keep both guns that I just bought-the 16 and 18. I had been thinking the 15 and 18 but don’t think I’d be using the 15 much right now with what you showed here. Doing a lot of trim and tongue and groove. Can always go up to the 15 when the time comes if it should. Thank you so much! By the way I love your "Come and take it" t-shirts-what a hoot!



  6. Michael Vince on December 25, 2022 at 12:41 am

    what is the gadge of the framing nailer? also, are all non-framing nailers (gadge 15-23) consider “finishing nailers”?



  7. Jack Prick on December 25, 2022 at 12:42 am

    An option to get you by is to rent the tool at HD or Lowes.



  8. B M on December 25, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Finally, someone explained it clearly! Thank you



  9. Neve Family on December 25, 2022 at 12:43 am

    My dad was a carpenter home builder. WWII veteran as well. He liked nails and a hammer. He wasn’t convinced machine nails/staples would hold in roofing, etc.



  10. BATMAN on December 25, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Man, I’ve been looking for this explanation for like a month now. Going to start getting into some heavy DIY stuff and this makes a TON of sense now!



  11. Macy Dog on December 25, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Absolutely excellent video! As someone who knows quite a bit about construction, yet nothing about nailers, this was the perfect explanation. Picking up a 16-gauge nailer next week.



  12. Michael Farmer on December 25, 2022 at 12:46 am

    We didn’t have such things, all done with a hammer & nails.



  13. Matthew Willoughby on December 25, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Screws are the best thing to set doors with. You can tack it with nails but you should definitely put some screws in it if you want it to stay true



  14. Stosh Karas on December 25, 2022 at 12:52 am

    What would I want to use to say put up Luan or sheet paneling on a wall or ceiling



  15. Nathan Younis on December 25, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Why not use 18 gause narrow crown stapler on tongue and groove



  16. Richie B on December 25, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Excellent break down of different nailer gauges – especially Milwaukee. All that info is not easy to digest if you’re not a carpenter by trade. 16G it is! Thanks man.



  17. James Daugherty on December 25, 2022 at 12:58 am

    All garbage



  18. FREDDY & MILTON BAUTISTA on December 25, 2022 at 12:58 am

    How are you there Richard. Out of curiosity. I’d like to ask you if the saw tracks in the background are the DeWalt brand?
    How long are they?
    Where can I get them?



  19. Cary Contreras on December 25, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Be honest pneumatic is the cheapest way to acquire the full set. Yes, the hose and compressor are not as convenient. Yet, neither is battery swapping when you’re in the groove.



  20. Matt Beauchamp on December 25, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Must have those for sure. At the end always have a punch and hammer.



  21. David Pavey on December 25, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Great video. I was honestly looking for this exact answer for the last 2 hours.



  22. Specialized 29er on December 25, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Why don’t they make a multi size gun for making furniture.



  23. Isiah Rowser on December 25, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I guess using a old fashioned nail and hammer is out dated. 😂😂



  24. BG Greg on December 25, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Does the battery powered 23 gauge nailer leave as clean of hole as a air powered one.
    I have a old ryobi 18 guage/18 volt nailer and the striker leaves a T mark if you want nail below surface unlike hosed 18 guage. I use for nailing Oak wood projects.



  25. Michael Prosperity on December 25, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Good run down. I’m getting the 16gauge for my quick in and out jobs. I hate getting out the compressor for 5 shots



  26. Dave Ishywood on December 25, 2022 at 1:08 am

    I think you need 3…. The largest frame nailer the 16g and the 23g the others are a waste of money imo. Like you say depends if your in the workshop or out and about on site.



  27. Nicholas Sprunk on December 25, 2022 at 1:09 am

    What do you shoot base with ?



  28. Walter Landaverde on December 25, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Just buy all of them lol love that… honey they guy said to buy all of them lol



  29. Carol Roberts on December 25, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Which gun for personal use for my diy projects ? Adding board and batten, making wood ceiling beams ?



  30. Dillon M. Horn on December 25, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Love the video, thanks for the information. Which finish nailer would you recommend for my first one as an experienced DIY expert?



  31. Tony D on December 25, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Another great video!!! With the nail hole of the 15 gauge being so close to the size of a trim screw, you can get by without the 15 gauge until you have the $$ for the 15. Especially setting doors, using composite finish screws that adjust the jamb in and out once the head is set (the specialty screws for that task cost 👎). The composite screws do the same job for less. Just a tip for those who can’t get that 15 just yet.



  32. Josh Wright on December 25, 2022 at 1:12 am

    I only ever use the 23 ga. Interesting to learn the uses for the other 4. Thanks for the vid 👍



  33. Ross Robichaux on December 25, 2022 at 1:12 am

    I’m looking for a 21vs 30°



  34. Faith on December 25, 2022 at 1:18 am

    This was great! Thank you!



  35. J C on December 25, 2022 at 1:18 am

    your video was the best , so Clear and simple



  36. Brady Allred on December 25, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I have a question someone could help with. I have a couple of porch jobs coming up where I’m needing to install porch rail details. My brad nailer is not strong enough. Should I get 15 or 16 gauge for this? Is 16 strong enough to fire through 1-1.5” stock at an angle or will the 15 gauge blow out the mitered ends?



  37. bassheadlife on December 25, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Talk about the 23 gauge



  38. Ted's Custom Crafted Pens on December 25, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I use so many different nail guns because, well…. tools! 🤪😁



  39. Los Moore on December 25, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Good video. I myself admit am a rookie. So I can ask dumb questions. Lol. Can I get away with a 16 gage nail gun for framing ? Some of the 2×4 in my old gurage are getting old and need replacing. Will that 16 gage nail gun work ?



  40. Jay on December 25, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I carry all the same guns, I also have a 21 gauge and roofing gun



  41. CopperHead Bullies LLC on December 25, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Does the 15ga work well with baseboards & shelf projects ?



  42. Isaac on December 25, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Just bought a 40 degree nailer. Can’t wait to use it tomorrow at work



  43. ERIC SWANN on December 25, 2022 at 1:27 am

    So I need a framing gun to osb my siding and roof?



  44. JacobandAlaina Crowley on December 25, 2022 at 1:27 am

    And the impact wrench is for really big trim.



  45. Scott Panzek on December 25, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Thank you very much for the explanation of the nail guns. I have been looking at either the 15 or the 16. You have definitely helped me decide.



  46. alrightythen on December 25, 2022 at 1:31 am

    My go to nailer for trim is the 18g. If needed I combine with adheasive, rather than use a 15g like I see a lot of trim guys use for base etc. I still have my 16g air nailer from about 25 years ago, it’s hardly got any use on it. I think I still have the same box of original 16g nails I bought at the same time.

    I love the 15g for heavier finish applications, and of course hanging doors like you mentioned. 23g nailer is a wonderful tool for small trim. I’ve always wanted a 21g which I’ve seen a lot of other trim guys utilize in their work.



  47. Al E Gator on December 25, 2022 at 1:31 am

    When my wife gets upset, I don’t need a 15ga nail, I need a 12ga shotgun. (😂)



  48. Mauricio Jaime on December 25, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Great video. Very informative.



  49. Sean Patrick on December 25, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Trim screws are a good option for doors if you dont have the 15g



  50. Juan Garcia on December 25, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Thank you bro for the review I needed to know that!! 💯🙌🏽🤜🏾