We all seem to have several nailers, I also have a 23 ga. pin nailer that I just love, my 18ga is the one I use most, the first one I bought is a 16ga Bostich and I recently had to have the trigger mechanism changed after 10+ years of use and abuse, and the last one I bought is a framing nailer. If I knew then what I know now, I would not have purchased the 16 ga unit. I find it too big for moldings and with no heads it is not good for framing, so I rarely use it. As for compressors, I have 2. A small unit under my workbench for most tasks, and a 26 gal DeWalt with 5 HP and a good output rating handles the framing nailer or any other air tool I own.
You can't use a framing nailer with a small volume compressor.
Happy shopping !
Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.
Last edited by Danman1957; 09-21-2019 at 06:10 PM.