Is there a difference between a 16 g nail gun and a 16 g finishing gun

Is there a difference between a 16ga brad nail gun and a 16ga finishing gun,,,,do they use the same nails?

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  • Gk Gk on Jul 13, 2018
    A brad nailer will take much smaller nails than a finishing nail gun. A finishing gun is usually bigger than a brad nailer and heavier. Many times the finishing gun is made to get into angles better--like under the eaves of a house. The gauge is the size of the nails that fit into the gun. Different nailers take different size gauges.

  • Brad nail gun is usually 18 ga, not 16.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 13, 2018

    Yes, there is a difference. And no, they do not use the same nails.