Finish nailer? Angled? OR Straight?

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Forum topic by johnnyp posted 09-04-2009 01:46 AM 3117 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-04-2009 01:46 AM

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Obviously the angled nailer can get into a tighter spot but are there any other real differences?
Can a straight nailer do anything an angled nailer cant?
Just checking before I buy one, it is now at the top of the list.

-- JohnnyP - Lindstrom, Minnesota

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#1 posted 09-04-2009 01:51 AM

the only way to toenail with a straight nailer is to tilt it forwards ,
not good up against a wall or stop .
for me the angled nailer is the way to go , and i feel i have better visibility all around it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-04-2009 01:54 AM

All my nailers are straight and i have’nt had a problem with nailing anything I have built. I only used an angle when I was in construction and doing window and door trim.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 09-04-2009 12:54 PM

A angled nailer would be better.

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#4 posted 09-04-2009 04:10 PM

I have both, but prefer angled for same reasons as David


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