Used Nail Guns For Sale

Nail guns are an almost essential accessory to any construction site, regardless of the materials that you are working with.  It doesn’t matter whether you are setting up forms for a concrete project, hanging studs to finish your drywall work, or framing up a house from a concrete slab, you are going to be using some type of nail gun at some point in your construction career.  There are a few ways to save money on your next nail gun purchase, specifically by purchasing used nail guns for sale, instead of the higher priced brand new models.  Before you get ready to make the purchase, though, you are going to want to

Considerations To Make

Buying a used nail gun can save a lot of money

Weight Of The Gun – The weight of the nail gun that you are going to buy is essential to consider in order to make sure that you are going to be comfortable while you are working.  Heavier nail guns tend to provide more power, but if you are going to need to move quickly from spot to spot, or work with the gun while you are on a ladder, you are going to want to make sure that it is light enough that it will not force you to develop Popeye style forearms in order to move around with it.

Size Of The Gun – Along with the weight of the gun you are also going to need to think about the overall size of the nail gun you are thinking about buying.  If you are going to be working inside of small spaces, you are either going to have to use a palm nailer, or a nail gun that is going to be small enough to get back into them.  Large nail guns are incredibly cumbersome in these types of situations.

Power Source – There are two main types of power sources for nail guns that you can purchase.  The first type is pneumatic.  Pneumatic nail guns require the use of air hoses and a compressor in order to fire the nails into the material you are working with.  Electric powered nail guns require a long extension cord to fire.  Pneumatic nail guns are able to provide much higher driving forces than electric guns are able to.

Features – There are a few different features you can find on different models of nail guns.  Whether you want to only fire nails when the safety is depressed and the trigger is pulled, or you want contact nailing so that you can move from fastener to fastener very quickly, the choice is yours.  You can also choose from nail guns that provide different depth adjustments, and are able to handle different lengths of fasteners, or clips that hold different numbers of fasteners.

Types Of Nail Guns

Framing Nail Gun – A framing nail gun is considered the general duty gun on the job site.  Most nailing applications can use a standard framing nail gun.  This type of gun readily accepts multiple sizes of fasteners, depending on the situation that you need, as well as varying pressure adjustments to accommodate the different sizes and styles of fasteners.

Siding Nail Gun – A siding nail gun is designed to shoot smaller nails at much lower pressure than a framing gun.  This is because of the delicate materials used for siding, such as T1-11, vinyl, and metal siding.  Heavier nail guns, at higher pressures will damage the materials, causing more work for you, and even higher costs associated with the types of work that you will be doing.

Roofing Nail Gun – A roofing nail gun features the same type of fasteners as a siding nail gun, but is able to operate at higher pressures.  Along with the higher pressure, it is also designed to move from fastener to fastener very quickly, and hold a large amount of total fasteners inside of the gun.  This helps roofing installers move from shingle to shingle in rapid succession without having to worry about replacing their nails too often, or worrying about the gun jamming up because of firing too fast.

Finishing Nail Gun – A finishing nail gun utilizes much smaller nails, and features a smaller firing pin than the other types of guns that hit broader head nails.  Finishing nailers also operate at much lower pressures overall, because higher pressure would tend to crack the materials, or create large entrance marks where the nails are going into the materials.