Brads Vs Staples

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Brads Vs Staples

Just curious to see what people prefer for building boxes and trim work. Brad nailer or staples
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Re: Brads Vs Staples

I use brads and finish nails for trim. Anything from 15 to 23 gauge.

Staples sometime for cabinet back or base.


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Old 02-27-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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I use staples when ever you won't see them. Brads for everything else
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Staples hold better but leave a nice big hole.. for boxes that you wont see the sides i like staples...
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all cabinets get staples and 18- 23 for finishing unless its crown
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I do a lot of cabinet installations and it's amazing how often I use my 1/4" crown stapler. We use 7/8" to 1 1/2" staples on lots of applications. For instance, it's much quicker to staple a small filler to the side of a cabinet than use screws. We'll build frames for wall cleating to support countertops with 1x material ripped to 1 3/8" wide, miterd, stapled and the screwed to the wall. However, none of these applications are seen. We use headless pinners for all cabinet trim. Sometimes I'll break out my 25 year old Senco brad nailer for larger crown and base.

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