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Posted: 1/8/2006 5:51:08 PM EDT
I just bought a portable compressor with the Bostitch SX150 Narrow crown nailer and 50' of hose for $60 at a yard sale, all in working condition.

Can I use this to install baseboard in my remodeling project?

Michael
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:57:43 PM EDT
A brad nailer is usually used for trim work. Leaves a tiny hole to fill. the crown nailer is kinda large for trim.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:16:17 AM EDT
That's a damn good buy.

I've been remodeling a house where staples were used on a lot of the mouldings and trim. It's VERY tough to pull stapled materials apart w/o breaking or cracking them, much tougher than it normally is when finish nails are used. I have a new respect for the holding power of staples.

As long as you're painting the baseboard I don't think it'll make a difference if you have to putty and sand over a countersunk staple or a finish nail. Stained trim would be different.

Brad nailers seem a little light to me for trim - I use a 15 guage angled finish nailer.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:11:48 PM EDT
I was impressed with the deal. I would have rather had a brad nailer, but I couldn't complain for the price.
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