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    Default Are There Any Good Electric Nailers?

    Is there such a thing as an electric finish nailer or just a "good" high quality electric brad nailer--both for occasional use.

    All I find on the web are pneumatic nailers, which need compressors and hoses, and cordless nailers, which are expensive and heavy.

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    I have not seen anything other than a brad nailer. The cordless are pricey but the convenience is worth the price. I have a Porter Cable cordless finish nailer....bought it as basically a "luxury toy" for projects at home, but I love it. Other people have posted on this topic that they love other brands even more than the Porter Cable.

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    you may want to check out the Arrow fastening company...they make a brad nailer for brads up to 1.25" long, electric....not sure what gauge though.

    I've seen these at the big box stores, as well as local hardware stores.

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    My understanding is that Porter Cable has discontinued their cordless nailers and that Arrow electric brad nailers tend to be underpowered.

    Anyone had any luck with either the Dewalt cordless finish nailers or the Black and Decker cordless brad nailers?

    I see Paslode also makes a cordless finish nailer for under 300.00. It requires a fuel cell, and the others I mentioned do not.
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    I've used the DeWalt cordless 16ga nailer to do all kinds of trim work. The nail heads are a little large for what I was using it for, but the convenience factor was worth it. I think 18ga nailers are now available too, which would have smaller (preferred) nail heads.

    (FYI, I work for DeWalt, so I am biased, but the tools do come with a 90 day satisfaction guarantee. You can return it for any reason if you're not happy.)

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    I tried the Black and Decker cordless finish nailer, but returned it and bought the DeWalt 14.4 volt cuz I already had a pair of 14.4 volt DeWalt hammer drills.

    The DeWalt cordless finish nailer quickly became my favorite tool. I also bought a Stanley electric brad nailer and staple gun for those little jobs.

    Any idea when they (you) will come up with a cordless roofing nail gun?

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    I have no idea. Sorry.

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