Power Tools: 18-gauge finish nailer
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
Pneumatic nailers are faster, more precise and less likely to damage delicate trim and cabinet parts than a hammer-and-nail approach. An 18-gauge nail leaves a very small hole so its excellent for stain-grade as well as paint-grade work.
This nailer operates on air pressure from 70 to 120 psi, and holds up to 110 fasteners. It has a restrictive-only trigger, which is no real disadvantage for trim work. It cost about $150 in September 2004.