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Anyone use a Dewalt Brad Nailer? Question on Depth Adjustment
Posted by: Microman
Date: March 28, 2021 11:10AM
So I have been using it to put in some base board moldings. It works great as compared to my old manual method of hammer and hold the finish nail up with fingers.

There is an adjustment. A thumbnail turning device that shows a small picture with deeper and higher depth of nail.

Pretty easy would think to follow. Clockwise or other way, to make nail go in deeper.

So what's the idea, the balance. One has a choice of 1" to 2" 18 gauge brad nails.

Should one, take a sample of type of molding and choose a length of nail they think should hold tight against the wall, and see if nail foes below surface of baseboard.

Only reason I ask, is I played with the adjustment and didn't see what difference it was making in my trial run.

Any video, or help would be fine. I am finally finishing this kitchen remodel, from 5 years ago +, and I will get it done, but just curious as to how I should approach this tool for this use and future use.

It is run with a compressor. Bought the Kit from Home Depot that comes with hose, Compressor and 18 Gaughe Bard Nailer.


Never Mind:, I just played with the thumbnail Turning Thumbnail device and saw that it would take 10 or 20 ( cant remember) to go from full strength to weakest strength of depth. So I just put it in the middle, 5, or 10 cant remember. And used the 1 1/4" 18 gauge brads, and they're working great.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2021 01:20PM by Microman.
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Re: Anyone use a Dewalt Brad Nailer? Question on Depth Adjustment
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 28, 2021 01:03PM
Air pressure is a big factor as well.
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Re: Anyone use a Dewalt Brad Nailer? Question on Depth Adjustment
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 28, 2021 03:13PM
Sounds like ya oughta be talkin' to a pron producer w/ a subject line like that, and/or a pron casting agency....

"Incredible Depths", starring Brad Nailer....
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Re: Anyone use a Dewalt Brad Nailer? Question on Depth Adjustment
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 29, 2021 04:08AM
Sample piece with sample pieces it would be going into. For example: 2x4,Sheetrock/drywall, moulding.
Start at the highest setting and turn to make it go deeper into the moulding. So you’re trying to get the most depth or the closest to the surface? I found going closest to the surface had some inconsistencies, so I would go a little deeper to get the wood filler to stick.
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Re: Anyone use a Dewalt Brad Nailer? Question on Depth Adjustment
Posted by: Microman
Date: March 29, 2021 08:28AM
Thanks, Carm, very well put. My mind makes things more complicated than they need to be sometimes.

Very good explanation.
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