Whats the difference between a brad nail and a finish nail?
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Beside this, what is the difference between a brad nail 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.
Beside above, what are finishing nails used for? Finishing nails are small nails with very small heads. They are usually used for "final touches" such as molding or trim. They usually are sunken into the surface and leave a small hole that can be filled in with putty and painted over for a smooth finish and invisible nail and nail hole.
Additionally, can a finish nailer use brad nails?
When To Use A Brad Nailer vs Finish Nailer 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.
Will Brad nails hold in drywall?
A brad nail will easily detach or pull away from drywall surfaces which is why a finish nailer is the best option.