What do you use a 18 gauge brad nailer for?
Also question is, can you use 18 gauge nails for baseboards?
Both are commonly used for installing baseboard, chair rail, door and window casing, crown molding, and door frames. One advantage to 15-gauge nails is that they are collated at an angle, which allows the nose of the nailer to reach into tighter spaces. Brad nailers use smaller 18-gauge nails up to 2 inches long.
Likewise, what is the difference between a brad nailer and a finish nailer? Brad Nailer vs Finish Nailer Comparison. The primary difference between a brad nailer vs finish nailer is that the brad nail gun shoots 18-gauge nails whereas 16-gauge or 15-gauge nails are used in the finish nailer. With a brad nailer, you can attach thin trims and moldings without the need for using putty.
Also asked, should I get a 16 or 18 gauge nailer?
“16 gauge is the most versatile type of nail to use. It can penetrate and support thick boards and hold them in position permanently. You should only get a 18-gauge brad nailer, if you're willing to attach trim molding and other delicate trim pieces.” An 18-gauge fastener is smaller than 16-gauge fastener.
Can I use 18 gauge nails for trim?
For trim purposes you should be looking at using 15-, 16-, 18-, or 23- gauge nails. Brad nails are thinner in cross section allowing them to leave a smaller, neater hole which can be filled up and smoothed down easily. This makes brad nails the perfect choice for all your trim applications.