September 16, 2014 : New on Nail Gun Depot - Tools

New on Nail Gun Depot - Tools

Every now and then, we like to talk about some of the new and exciting tools we've added to our collection, here at Nail Gun Depot. As we wrap up the summer and prepare for fall, let's look at some of our most recent additions to Nail Gun Depot.
 
Let's start with a tool for industrial applications, BeA's Bar Code and Label Stapling tool, designed specifically for lumber tagging applications. The BeA 380/10-400 is a 20 gauge bar code & label stapler that is designed for use with 3/8" x 1/2" crown BeA 80 Series fine wire staples. Intended for lumber tagging, this tool is excellent for lumber yards and distribution centers. With a heritage of producing tools for industrial manufacturing, BeA offers a comprehensive selection of manual and automated stapling, corrugated and hog ring tools. The BeA 380/10-400 makes bar code stapling easy, featuring one-handed operation and a compact, full-metal design. This tool applies a label and staple at the same time for fast, efficient use.
 
BeA Bar Code Tagging Stapler 
For the DIY'er, renovator or woodworker, check out the Cadex CB18.50A, 18 gauge brad nailer. New to Nail Gun Depot, this brad nailer is engineered for smooth, quiet, compact operation. This tool features a unique built-in air blower that can be used to clear dust and debris from an application area. Other features on the CB18.50A include combination trigger for single and bump fire, large magazine window, quick release nose for jam clearing, side-load magazine, adjustable depth, comfort grip handle, rear exhaust, 360 degree movable coupler, no-mar tip, anti-dry fire mechanism, and a carrying case. The Cadex CB18.50A is perfect for furniture, door and window, beading, cabinet and drawer assembly, boat construction, skirting board fixing, wire covers, matchboarding, shoemaking, panel and frame assembly, trim panels and decorative trim.
 
Cadex CB18.50A 
Another specialty tool worth looking at, the Jaaco NPCN-7312 wire coil concrete and steel ballistic pin nailer is designed for securing foam/insulation board to steel, concrete or block. This NailPro tool from Jaaco drives 15 degree 1-1/4" to 3-1/2" ballistic pins with optional washers and attachments available. Additional applications for the Jaaco NPCN-7312 include stucco into steel (washer curves to avoid damaging the surface), with knurled pins featuring surface etching to allow for steel penetration and a ballistic or rounded point for entry. Click here to see a tool demonstration.
 
Jaaco NPCN-7312 
New technology with an even newer deal, Senco is now offering the DS215-18V DuraSpin cordless screw gun with a FREE 18V cut-out saw, when you purchase a DS215-18V DuraSpin Promo Kit. A limited-quantity deal from Senco, get the best in cordless screw guns with Senco's DS-215 DuraSpin, which is capable of driving up to 2" collated screws with 5,000 RPM's of power. Users agree that this tool is perfect for drywall installation, subflooring, cement board, underlayment, sheathing to steel, metal framing, steel decking and rigid foam insulation. Take advantage now, while supplies last.
 
Senco DS215-18V DuraSpin Promo Kit 
Another game changer in the screw gun industry, CAMO tools is now offering its Edge Pro hidden fastening system for decks. With just enough time to rehab your deck before winter, the CAMO Edge Pro allows you to seamlessly install a wide variety of wood, composite or PVC 1" to 1-1/2" deckboards, driving each deck screw at a 45 degree angle into the edge of the deckboard - to provide a fastener-free decking surface. Previously available for use with individual screws only, the Edge Pro is designed to drive CAMO 2-3/8" ProTech coated, collated carbon-steel deck screws. Secondary spacers can also be used for additional gap options.
 
CAMO Edge Pro System 
Last, but certainly not least, be sure to take advantage of our Senco Finisher Frenzy, where we've discounted 5% off select Senco finish and trim tools. Stock up now on the tools you need, before the deal ends on September 26th! This deal is only available on Nail Gun Depot!
 
Getting You The Latest & Greatest In Power Fastening Tools,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



September 9, 2014 : The Staple Gun Buyer's Guide by Nail Gun Depot

The Staple Gun Buyer's Guide by Nail Gun Depot

Are you shopping for a pneumatic stapler? Maybe you already own one, but want to see what else is out there? If you are researching staple guns, look no further.
 
As much as we love to talk about nail guns - after all, it's in our name - today, let's take a look at the various staple guns and pneumatic staplers that are available for construction, renovation and manufacturing.
 
Staples Variety 
Let's start with one of the most commonly referenced segments within the staple gun industry - construction staplers. Available in several variations  - depending on the application - you can choose between fine wire, narrow crown, medium crown and wide crown staplers. Fine wire construction staplers are generally used for furniture upholstery, light wood assembly, roof paper and insulation. Using a slightly larger staple, narrow crown staple guns or finish staplers are designed for applications that include: cabinets, casebacks, drawers, sheathing, underlayment, molding and trim. Next in line, medium crown staplers are capable of handling larger, more intense projects including: floor decking, roof sheathing, soft wall sheathing, subflooring, pallet construction, vinyl siding and insulation installation. The last and largest (size) segment of construction stapler, wide crown staple guns are built to handle the toughest of tough applications. These heavy-duty staplers are built for insulation sheathing, wire lathing, housewrap, attaching corrugated to pallets, furniture and cabinet frame assembly, or any other application that requires a wide crown staple. If you are looking for a solid, durable construction stapler, consider the MAX TA238A for smaller finish and trim applications, or the Senco WC150XP for larger projects.
 
Senco WC150XP 
For less intense projects - primarily those that include upholstering or securing fabric - an upholstery stapler will be your best option. You will find that upholstery staplers commonly overlap with their fine wire construction stapler cousin. If you are strictly planning to use this pneumatic (or electric) tool for attaching upholstery, make sure the tool is specifically designed for upholstering - versus assembly. These staplers are particularly useful for furniture and vehicle upholstery, light wood assembly, dust covers, cabinet backs, felt insulation, roofing felt, molding, bedding and packaging. Our friends at ModHomeEc recommend the Duo-Fast EIC-3118 Electric Stapler for the novice - or a BeA Long Nose Upholstery Stapler for long-term, skilled use. You can read their entire review of Nail Gun Depot here.
 
Duo-Fast Upholstery Stapler 
For packaging and shipping, carton closing staplers are specifically designed to seal corrugated boxes and packaging materials. These tools are almost always found in warehouses or shipping facilities. For small to medium usage, consider a top carton stapler or plier stapler for package closing. For heavy-duty, high volume use, look to a larger carton closing tool - designed for manufacturing and assembly - such as a bench mounted carton stapler or post bottomer carton stapler. In the Nail Gun Depot shipping department, we are currently using Bostitch's latest cordless top carton closers, the DSW-3519 and DSW-3522.
 
Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing Stapler 
Hammer staplers, also known as hammer tackers, are most commonly used for carpet, roof paper and housewrap installation. Similar to a hammer, these staplers are actuated each time the user brings the tool into contact with a surface - using a driving force. We recommend a variation of the Duo-Fast hammer tacker for carpeting. For roofing or siding, consider a Stinger cap stapler.
 
Stinger Hammer Cap Stapler 
Interested in flooring staplers? Check out our recent article on Must-Have Flooring Tools
 
Powernail Hardwood Floor Stapler 
Branching out from the typical staple gun(s) a builder or remodeler would come in contact with, there are several specialty staple guns available - such as bedding staplers and bar code staplers. Among a class of specialty fastening tools - mainly for manufacturing applications - bedding staplers are used for the production and manufacturing of mattresses and box spring sets. Designed for a different - yet equally important set of applications - bar code staplers (also known as label staplers) are used in construction, pallet/crating, packaging and residential interiors. Designed for stapling bar code tags to lumber, the BeA 380/10-400 is a powerful new addition to Nail Gun Depot's lineup of specialty tools. 
 
BeA Bar Code Stapler 
Need more information about a particular model or type of pneumatic, electric or manual staple gun? Just ask, we're here to help!
 
Your Staple Gun Source,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



September 2, 2014 : Announcing The Ultimate Construction Kit Winner!

Announcing The Ultimate Construction Kit Winner!

Congratulations to Nail Gun Depot's Construction Kit Grand Prize Winner, Frank M.
 
Grand Prize Winner
Pending verification, Frank will receive the collection of construction tools everyone has been entering to win all summer. From MAX Finish and Trim Tools to a Senco DuraSpin Screw Gun, the Ultimate Construction Kit combines state-of-the-art power fastening tools from many different segments within the construction and renovation industry. Whether he needs to install drywall, frame a room, or build new kitchen cabinets - there is a tool in the kit to tackle each of these projects.
 
For those who missed out on the Construction Kit, stay tuned for details on our next giveaway, which is coming this Fall!
 
Getting You The Best Tools For The Job,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



August 26, 2014 : Must-Have Flooring Tools & Accessories

Must-Have Flooring Tools & Accessories

If you remodeled or built a home recently, you've probably considered hardwood or laminate flooring for at least one room of the house. A must-have feature in new home construction and older home renovation, hardwood and laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity throughout the last 10-15 years. We've shown you "How To Install A Hardwood Floor," but what about the best tools to get the job done efficiently and effectively?
 
Hardwood Floor 
To begin, let's recap the two traditional flooring tools that are available, flooring nailers or flooring staplers. For an in-depth look at the difference between these tools, check out our post on "The Difference Between Floor Nailers & Flooring Staplers."
 
Bostitch Floor Tool 
Determining which type of flooring tool to use is up to you. Today, we're just looking at a few of the best tools from each category, available for use on hardwood and laminate flooring applications.
 
Powernail Stapler 
Let's start with flooring staplers. If you are looking for a top-of-the-line hardwood stapler, Bostitch offers an industry-leading line of flooring staple guns to choose from. Pneumatic or air-powered, two top-selling models include the Bostitch MIIIFS and the Bostitch EHF1838K. The biggest difference between these models, the MIIIFS is mallet-actuated (meaning you must strike the tool with a rubber mallet to drive the staple), whereas the EHF1838K is trigger-actuated. The MIIIFS is considered the flagship model of Bostitch floor staplers, but for many, the trigger-actuated firing of the EHF1838K is more desirable - especially for DIY users.
 
Bostitch MIIIFS 
If you are looking for a less expensive option, 3 PRO is an up-and-coming brand that offers less expensive, durable flooring staplers. Models such as the 3 PRO S9032P and 3 PRO S9040P are inexpensive hardwood tools that are designed to compete with higher-end models from well-known manufacturers. The 3 PRO FSN50 not only drives flooring staples, it can also be used as a hardwood nailer.
 
3 PRO FSN50 
Moving into floor nailers, you have the option to choose between manual or pneumatic powered tools. Just to refresh, as we mentioned earlier, pneumatic tools are powered by an air compressor, whereas a manual floor nailer is powered strictly by human force. Bostitch and Powernail offer a few popular manual tools, but many opt for the easier to operate, pneumatic variations.
 
Wood Floor Thickness 
Two popular pneumatic floor nailers, the Bostitch MIIIFN (the nailer variation of the MIIIFS) and the Powernail 2000 come recommended by many users. Again, the MIIIFN is mallet-actuated - as are most pneumatic hardwood nailers and staplers - whereas the Model 2000 relies on a trigger to fire. 
 
Powernail 2000 
A secondary tool that's worth considering, palm nailers are also frequently used to secure the initial floor board at the base of a wall. Don't underestimate the versatility of these tools - though we don't recommend using a palm nailer for bulk nailing applications. Built specifically for flooring applications, the Powernail Power Palm face nailer is designed with a special nose that allows it to accept flooring nails, an excellent option for hardwood flooring.
 
Powernail Power Palm 
There are many other flooring tools to choose from, so don't feel limited to these models - including many others that also come highly-recommended - so be sure to look at all of your available options before selecting a tool. Also, keep in mind that each of these tools runs a specific range and type of fastener, so be sure that the range is relevant to the application you are installing. 
 
NGD Ultimate Construction Kit 
Don't forget, next week (9-2-14) concludes our Ultimate Construction Kit Giveaway. Enter Now if you haven't already, and stay tuned to see if you're a winner.
 
Your Floor Tool Experts,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



PREV  
RECENT POSTS



TAG CLOUD


BLOG ARCHIVERESOURCES
Support
  • Nail Gun Reference
    For information on Nail Guns
  • Outerbox Design
    OuterBox offers Professional Web Design Services and specializes in eCommerce Website Design and Development.
Buy Nail Guns & Nailers | Air Nailer & Cordless Nail Gun
il Gun