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Old 09-14-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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21g Brad Nailer


I'm tempted to buy a 21g gun thats on special offer, it fires 12-30 mm "micro brads" with a real small T head. I currently use 16g for most things and wondered how useful you guys think a 21g might be.
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Old 09-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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I haven't had a need that I've recognised for anything smaller than an 18g brad. I don't use pin nailers, which is the category I think that might fall under.

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Sounds good to me, - - yeah, - - almost approaches a pin-nailer.

Guarantee it would come in real handy for fastening returns and miters 'n such without splitting the wood, - - also would be good for small cabinet crown 'n stuff like that.

Usually when using fasteners that small you'll want to accompany them with glue, - - you can just use a minimum of fasteners 'til the glue sets . . .
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I'm thinking about those jobs like fine trim where it can be awkward to fix with only glue, it might be handy to fire in a couple of small pins to hold stuff together. Would you say a 21g brad was "almost invisible" ?
Also thinking about fixing glazing beads on doors and windows.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:38 PM   #5
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If you want 'invisible', - - go for the 23 guage pin-nailer, - - no heads whatsoever, - - just a 23 guage 'shaft' . . .

If I'm rememberin', - - it shoots pins from 1/2" to 1".

No 'filling' necessary.

I'm happy with mine, - - it's a Porter-Cable . . .
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My partner borrowed my 23 guage pin nailer one day. He loved it so much he bought one for himself. They are great for small trim pieces and outside crown corners.
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very cool tool indeed. great for cabinetry. especially when installing glass into doors.
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If you want 'invisible', - -

Now Tom, I never said invisible, I said ALMOST invisible. the piont being that I wonder if a 21g would be a more versatile tool in that it would be small enough to give an "almost" invisible fixing but still be big enough to use on larger work, whadda you reckon ?
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I reckon it'll be pretty damn handy, and like you say, almost invisible.

Now go 'head 'n buy it, - - like you know you're gonna . . .
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We both know I'm gonna get it , just sometimes I have to work up a little "justification" first. LOL
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omer, nickle, max and cadex and cadex make some awesome micro pinner for fine finishing and stain grade work. the new cadex will shoot up to a 2" 23g micro pin which will be a definate winner in trim work and high end detail. I own the max micro which driver up to 1 3/16" pins and i use it alot for staingrade office work and sg mantle building.. i find that every trim carpenter shud have one and then we all will hear less bitching from the painters...lol....
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i find that every trim carpenter shud have one and then we all will hear less bitching from the painters...lol....
Trust me, we will find something else.

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