We usually talk about tool categories for a project, but what about the features of a tool that makes it unique to the competition? Today, we're going to focus on a few of our favorite tools to splurge on, paired with the projects they are built to tackle. Learn which tools and projects are worth the investment.
Finding the right Framing Nailer to fasten the bones or frame of your project. One of the most popular choices according to Nail Gun Depot's customers, the Paslode CF325Li cordless framing nailer (replaced by Paslode CF325XP) is built to handle heavy-duty work, with long-term success. Powered by a fuel cell and rechargeable battery, this is the framing tool for tight fitting spaces. Thinking about finishing a basement? It's also the tool for framing your walls.
Once framing is complete, most contractors will use a screw gun to attach drywall to the wood studs. Available in both battery-powered and electrical-powered variations, the Senco DuraSpin Collated Screw System is among the most popular options on the market today, and trusted by contractors for their quality and versatility. If you're in the market, look at the DS312-18V or DS332-AC to maximize the available range of screws.
Pro Tip: If finishing a basement, stick to the basics. Less is more in many instances. Putting a lot of intricate detail and fancy upgrades into a basement does not typically return the investment. Unless budget is no object, look at tasteful updates that will boost resale value.
Hardwood flooring can add big value to a home and can help make it more attractive to a prospective buyer, if it is done correctly. Starting a hardwood floor installation properly means using tools to get the job done right. Known for making quality flooring tools, the Bostitch MIIIFS is one of the best-selling floor staplers offered at Nail Gun Depot - and comes with a seven-year warranty to support its reputation.
Pro Tip: Be sure to know the thickness of the floors you are installing. The typical range of thickness is 1/2" to 3/4" flooring, though other variations are available. Compare different breeds of wood to see which hardwood floor will match your walls and furniture best.
New Trim and Molding
Ready for small, around the house updates? For trim, molding, shelves, cabinets and more, you'll be looking for either a Finish or Brad Nailer. Once again, Senco is at the top of our must-have tool list with their Fusion line of cordless finish and brad nailers, which are among the most competitive options available to the market today. These battery-powered finishing tools have been recognized by top-tier industry publications including Popular Mechanics and the Journal of Light Construction for their durability, versatility and available features.
Pro Tip: Adding crown molding to your home can infinitely improve appearance - and even boost resale value. This is an inexpensive upgrade that can payoff big when trying to sell your home. Look to match crown molding and baseboards for an aesthetically pleasing design. When working with a dining room or living space, consider adding a matching chair rail too.
Last but not least, you have a fresh, new look for your home, but need some new furniture and decor to add that final, personal touch. When you've run out of ways to improve your house itself, look for ways to compliment its design - through decor. One way to do this is through refinishing and reupholstering furniture. For all of your upholstery work, make sure you choose a staple gun with the capability to take on a wide range of projects, from furniture upholstery to light wood assembly.
Pro Tip: Measure the length, width and depth of the seating pad and multiply three times the amount of any given dimension to calculate the amount of fabric you will need for your surface. Calculate for each chair separately. Measure from the longest point if working with a curved or angled shape.
Contact Nail Gun Depot with any questions about these and other tools. Want to compare models? We can help with that too!
~ The Nail Gun Depot Team