Two Nailers You Need
These handy tools will make your life easier and your shop time more productive
Synopsis: Is there a place for nails in fine furniture? Many well-respected woodworkers think so. Brads and pins can be a speedy substitute for clamps and are a great way to attach glue blocks, case backs, and other parts where the holes won’t show. There are two basic types of nailer appropriate for woodworking: pin nailers, which fire tiny, headless nails that leave practically invisible holes; and brad nailers, which shoot a larger fastener with more holding power. Depending on the type of work you do, one or both might deserve a home in your workshop.
Some woodworkers think there’s no place for nails in fine furniture, but professionals like Gregory Paolini, Tony O’Malley, and Roland Johnson all find small air nailers useful in their woodworking. Brads and pins can be a speedy substitute for clamps and a great way to attach glue blocks, case backs, and other parts…