Compared to the hammer and nail, pneumatic nail guns allow you to work faster, suffer less fatigue, and align parts more accurately, and they won’t mar your piece from the errant hammer blow. Roland Johnson discusses four main types of nail guns – finish nailers, brad nailers, pin nailers, and staple guns – and the type of work for which they’re best suited. You won’t need a big air compressor to run these guns, either. The article also offers information about stray nails and gun safety.

From Fine Woodworking #147