Finish nailer? Angled? OR Straight?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by johnnyp posted 09-04-2009 01:46 AM 3358 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View johnnyp's profile


10 posts in 3392 days

09-04-2009 01:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

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

4 replies so far

View patron's profile


13635 posts in 3518 days

#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

View cabinetmaster's profile


10874 posts in 3735 days

#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

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 3850 days

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

A angled nailer would be better.

View Kent Shepherd's profile

Kent Shepherd

2718 posts in 3463 days

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

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


Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics