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At Ace Fixings, we stock a great range of cordless air nailers to help those who need to fasten quickly and precisely. We have curated a range of hand-tested air nailers that offer the right balance of price and performance. Get a better deal on cordless air nail guns when you shop at Ace Fixings.Read more
The right air nail gun can be an indispensable tool at your side. Whether you're working outside and need to get fences in place speedily, have interior trims that need laid, or you're working in a tight space where you'll still need to manoeuvre around freely, we have the right air nail gun in stock.
To help you find the right cordless air nailer, here's everything you need to know before heading to checkout:
Those in the trade will know, but if you're kitting out your DIY set-up at home, you may be left wondering how useful a tool it could be.
Traditionally, air nailers are used to speedily get nails into wood (and other materials) cleanly. A nailer is good to have if you would frequently need to hammer nails into soft and hardwoods.
Most air nailers all follow the same standards for practical use. When shopping, you'll quickly learn that the different "types" refer to what a nailer can do. For example, a cordless brad nailer would be used on decorative work around the home, i.e., door/window trims and treads. The nailer's gauge number will typically determine the type you buy.
You'll see the likes of 35mm 21G or 18 Gauge 18/50 nailers and wonder what that means? Anything measurement ending in mm refers to the leg length of your nails, while the G number (usually 15/16/18/21) refers to the gauge of your nails.
Gauge is simply how thick your nail/screw shank is, highlighting the relevant strength of your nails. The lower the number/gauge size, the stronger a nail will be, e.g., a 16 gauge nail is stronger than 18 but weaker than 10. The higher the number gets, the thinner a nail will be, creating a smaller hole/impression when in place.
Most decent cordless air nailers sit between 15-18Gs.
Most cordless air nailers in stock are suitable for use on most wood types and similar materials. When working on something a little heavier, like attaching skirting to masonry or concrete, you're best to get a cordless concrete nailer. We highly recommend the AN1019 A & K Mini Concrete T Nailer15G, which works great for fixing architraves round the front door and fixing skirting to bare walls.
While both work very well, here's when you should pick one over the other.
Buy 16 gauge cordless air nailers when you're working with:
Buy 18 gauge cordless air nailers when you're working with:
A simple rule to follow for knowing is that the finer your work needs to be, the higher the gauge (higher always means lighter!).
No. Air nail guns just use compressed air cylinders to get to work, but some models do have the option of attaching to a compressor if needed (.e.g., your cylinder runs out).
Take a look at our complete range of nails here, with some great deals on 16 and 18 gauge brads. If you need any assistance finding nails for a specific gun, get in touch, and we'll help you find a suitable product.Read less