Some projects, like putting up a storage shed, involve a lot of nailing. This nailing can be done with a hammer, but can go much more quickly and easily using a nail gun, a tool that is no longer just for professionals.

You can purchase a starter set, including a compressor, hose, and a small nail gun for around $200. They are also available to rent.

Nail guns come in a number of different styles, shapes, and sizes. A framing nailer is best for rough framing work while finishing nailers use nails with very small heads. For roofing jobs you can use a roofing nailer, which drives in very short, large headed roofing nails. And for those who don't want to be held back by a cord, there is even a nailer that doesn't require a compressor or hose. This gun uses butane, which fuels a small explosion inside the cylinder that drives the nail into the wood.

Modern nail guns have a lot of safety features built in. They'll also save you a lot of wear and tear on your shoulder, elbow, and thumb.

Ron Hazelton Headshot

Have your project done by a local, qualified professional.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE QUOTE

Not everyone is in a position to do a project themselves. That's why I've partnered with HomeAdvisor Powered by Angi to provide you with free quotes from qualified local professionals.

comments

Blog Articles

September 30, 2021

Install a Cupola and Weathervane

Top a brand new barn or a weathered outbuilding with this simple project to install a weathervane kit.

September 30, 2021

How to Care for a Lawn in Drought Conditions

Regardless of where you live, there probably will be times when your lawn won't get enough water.

September 30, 2021

The Sure-Fire Way to Make Sure Over-Seeding Works

With Ron's step-by-step instructions on how to overseed your lawn, you're guaranteed to see your lawn fuller and greener.


Recent Articles