The other day I talked about some of the things I learned about the new Milwaukee M18 cordless nailers, but I forgot something. Rather than silently update the post, I saw the potential to spin it into a new discussion.
As we talked about before in the preview post of the new brushless nailers, there will be a brad nailer and 3 styles of finish nailers:
- M18 Fuel 16 Ga Straight Finish Nailer (2741)
- M18 Fuel 16 Ga Angled Finish Nailer (2742)
- M18 Fuel 15 Ga Angled Finish Nailer (2743)
Why is Milwaukee coming out with 3 different finish nailers?
The answer is simple: Milwaukee didn’t want to leave anyone out.
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Some users, especially those coming from Paslode equipment, prefer 16 gauge angled finish nailers. Others prefer 15 gauge angled finish nailers, which I believe to be a more popular size. And then there’s the straight finish nailer, which is useful for certain applications.
I rarely use a finish nailer, and when I do, it’s my Ridgid 15 gauge angled finish nailer, or whatever model I happen to be testing or reviewing.
I was told that user preferences can vary depending on several things, including the part of the country you’re in. That’s not something I would have guessed – that certain finish nailer styles would be more popular in some parts of the country, and less popular in others.
So that brings me to the question of the post:
What kind of finish nailer do you use or prefer? If you don’t mind, what region are you in? For example, northeast, southwest, midwest, etc.