The 5 Best Siding Nailers [Updated for 2021]


Siding is an important part of your home, and exterior siding is incredibly important for keeping your home safe and undamaged. But that also means that you need to have a great siding nailer to place your siding securely and firmly. These siding nailers are powerful, effective, and won’t damage your siding or the sheathing […]

The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns [Updated for 2021]


Cordless nail guns are significantly more portable than corded or pneumatic versions, but professionals have long been concerned that they weren’t powerful enough to get the job done. Fortunately, improvements in battery power and consistency have combined to make battery-powered tools that are just as powerful as their corded, pneumatic, and gas-powered alternatives. That means […]

The 8 Best Electric Nail Guns [Updated for 2021]


Electric nailers are some of the most important and most versatile power tools you can have in your tool kit. A great electric nailer will make most jobs a lot easier and will help you finish faster when you’re working on a new project. Plus they offer a relatively secure fastening type that’s suitable for […]

Siding Nailer vs Roofing Nailer – What’s the Difference?


Both siding nailers and roofing nailers look and perform similarly. They’re about the same size, about the same weight, and they even have similar power sources.  However, these nailers are anything but interchangeable, and using the wrong one can cause serious harm to your project. When you’re talking about siding and roofing, the very things […]

Crown Stapler vs Brad Nailer – Which One Should You Choose?


When it comes to fastening things together most people will either think of a crown stapler or a brad nailer first. After all, both tools are incredibly easy to use, effective, and relatively affordable.  The problem is that brad nailers and crown staplers aren’t really interchangeable, and each is designed for a very particular kind […]

What Nail Size for Framing Walls?


Framing is one of the most basic, and most essential parts of almost any construction project. Good framing is the start of any home, and almost all solid structures need some kind of framing. The bigger the building, the more framing it’s likely to need.  Even decks, storage sheds, and other relatively simple home additions […]

The 5 Best Nail Guns for Hardie Trim and Siding [Updated for 2021]


Hardie trim and siding might be an especially effective and durable option for your home, but it also needs specialized tools to make attaching it easier and more effective. Not every nail gun is going to be able to install Hardie trim and siding. That’s just the truth. Fortunately, there are several powerful nail gun […]

16 Gauge Vs 18 Gauge Nailer – Which One Do You Need?


It’s understandable to look at these two kinds of nailers, also called finishing nailers and brad nailers, and think that they must be interchangeable. It’s even easier to make that assumption when you know that 16-gauge nails are only slightly larger than 18-gauge nails  However, the truth is that these nailers are designed for entirely […]

15g vs 16g Finish Nailer – Which One Should You Use?


Finishing work is one of the most important parts of any project, and also one of the most finicky parts as well. Choosing the right gauge finish nailer for the job can make a huge difference in your finished product. First things first, what’s the difference between a 15 gauge and a 16-gauge finish nailer? […]

The 4 Best Nail Guns for Shiplap [Updated for 2021]


Shiplap is one of those classic finishes that comes and goes but never really goes completely out of style. There are always people looking for a little classic shiplap to add a rustic touch to their home, either as an accent or to finish an entire wall. The clean lines of shiplap require experienced hands […]