A nail gun is a great tool to have when building something. It’s just much easier to pull a trigger to be able to nail something together than it is to wield a hammer. Working with a nail gun makes your work almost effortless, and it will greatly reduce the time needed to finish a project as well. There are different types of nail guns made by a number of manufacturers.
Some of the top manufacturers of nail guns include Bostitch, DeWalt, Paslode, Hitachi, Spotnails, and Duo-Fast. Other than electric there are cordless and air-powered nail guns that include guns such as framing nailers, flooring nailers, and finish and brad nailers. These devices launch nails at great speed, embedding them in the material in a matter of a second, which is much faster and less stressful than trying to nail them in with a hammer.
Paslode are a US manufacturer of cordless and pneumatic nail guns and staplers. The company has been providing high quality tools to trades people since 1935. Paslode nail guns are used all over the world and are a quality brand that will not let you down, creating many industry firsts including the first pneumatic nailer, [...]
DeWalt are an American tool manufacturer who produce tools for both commerical and home use. DeWalt tools are considered by some to be the best available and we have to agree. Put simply, DeWalt produce quality products at a price you can afford and the nail gun is no exception. The acceptance of these DeWalt [...]
Bostitch are a global manufacturer of nail guns and other tools. They have over 110 years of experience when it comes to designing, making and providing high quality manual and pneumatic nail guns, nailers and fasteners across major industries, therefore you know you will be buying a quality product. The purchase of Bostitch by Stanley [...]
How do these nail guns to their job? It all depends on the type of gun that is being used. A nail gun really has only two specific jobs that it needs to do well. It needs to provide great force in able to drive a nail into an object with one blow and repeat that action over and over, and then load a new nail upon the ejection of the previous nail. The simplest type of nail gun to provide these actions has what is called a spring-loaded design.
A cool part of a spring loaded designed nail gun is the nail loading mechanism that can go with it. Instead of actually loading the gun, a nail strip can be used which loads into the magazine of the nail gun and feeds nails into the barrel of the gun. Springs that are in the base push the nail strip from the magazine into the barrel. The glue holding the nails in the magazine gets heated up upon ejection, giving the nails extra hold by fusing the nail to the surrounding material.
Other types of nail guns include solenoid guns, which is a nail gun with an electromagnetic design, a pneumatic nail gun, which is powered by compressed air, and the newest models on the market, combustion nail guns, which are powered with internal combustion.
These devices are available in various price ranges, and the nail gun that is best for you will likely depend on the job you do and how often you will be using it. One thing is for certain though, it sure beats using a hammer.