When a project requires the ability to drive multiple nails efficiently, a nail gun is an ideal solution. Nail guns can drive thousands of nails into multiple types of materials with consistency and precision. With so many options available at Ace Hardware, you can put away your hammer and find the right nail gun type and model for your projects.
Nail Gun Power Source Options
The power source of a nail gun is the primary factor that determines what type of work it can handle. We carry nail guns powered by two primary energy types: cordless and pneumatic.
Cordless Nail Guns
These nail guns are highly portable and easy to maintain. Cordless nail guns allow you to quickly get to work because they don't require access to outlets or hoses to operate. Cordless, electric nail guns are powered by lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged between uses. Other cordless nail gun models are fuel-powered and come with replaceable fuel canisters that store combustible gas.
While cordless nail guns offer increased convenience and greater mobility, battery nail guns are not as powerful as pneumatic nail guns. This means they might not be as equipped to handle major jobs like flooring and roofing.
Pneumatic Nail Guns
Also referred to as air compressor nail guns, these tools are powered by air from compressors. Often preferred by professionals, air nail guns are incredibly powerful and capable of handling many heavy-duty tasks.
A pneumatic nail gun is connected to an air compressor via an air hose, and the compressor provides pressurized air to the system, which is what drives the nail once the trigger is pulled. Air compressor nail guns are easy to care for, lightweight and built to last.
Most Popular Models of Nail Guns
Nail guns are effective in a variety of settings. Some models are more useful in heavy-duty, high-volume applications while others work well for smaller jobs.
Finish Nail Guns
These are lightweight and useful for assembling furniture and installing wood paneling, trim, molding and cabinets. Finish nail guns are designed to shoot either round or clipped heads held together by plastic, paper, wire or glue.
Roofing Nail Guns
Made to use with asphalt, metal, plastic, wood and fiberglass shingles and other roofing materials, roofing nail guns have a wider head designed to help hold shingles down. The nails used in roofing nail guns come in coils rather than strips and range in sizes from 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inches.
Concrete Nail Guns
An excellent option for fastening any combination of concrete, steel or wood, a concrete nail gun is designed to drive nails into these hard surfaces. These nail guns eliminate the need for drilling, which saves valuable time.
Siding Nail Guns
Although framing and siding nail guns operate using the same basic pressurized air system to drive nails with precision and speed, siding nail guns are specifically designed for installing siding on houses. These lightweight and efficient nail guns are best suited for jobs that require you to join thinner pieces of non-wooden materials to wooden mounts.
Find the best collection of pneumatic and cordless nail guns at Ace Hardware now. Then, be ready for every project by shopping our assortment of nails and staples.