What are Brad nails good for?
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Keeping this in view, what are 18 gauge nails used for?
Brad nailers are used for on wood where splitting might be an issue or where you would want a thinner nail for less of a hole. They have many uses but they are most commonly used for: Trim work.
Similarly, what type of Brad Nailer do I need? Brad Nailer vs Finish Nailer Comparison
|Hole Size||Approximately 0.0475 inches|
|Capacity||Less holding power|
|Recommended Nailers||DEWALT Brad Nailer|
|Uses||Ideal for attaching thin trims without splitting. Excellent for lightweight boards and moldings.|
In respect to this, can a finish nailer use brad nails?
The smaller brad nailer does not have the same holding power as a finish nailer because it technically doesn't use nails. Brad nailers use what are called brads (hence the name). Brads are essentially a thinner gauge of nail used to attach lightweight trim.
What is the difference between a brad and a finish nail?
Brad nails, or brads, are made of 18-gauge steel wire. Nail gauge sizes indicate the thickness of the nail. Thinner nails have higher gauge numbers. Finish nails, or finishing nails, are generally made of 15- or 16-gauge steel wire, making them slightly thicker in diameter than brad nails.