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Do yourself a favour. Buy a cordless one. Ryobi
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Don't knock tack hammers; actually, they are really useful tools. However, even I would not use one to make a doll house with. No nailer either. For things like that, it is 100% glue (Titebond II), no metal of any type. No hammer, no nailer, or compressor noise, just relaxing quiet, and the glue holds up very well. Might take awhile longer, but a lot more relaxing. Works for me.

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Don't knock tack hammers; actually, they are really useful tools. However, even I would not use one to make a doll house with. No nailer either. For things like that, it is 100% glue (Titebond II), no metal of any type. No hammer, no nailer, or compressor noise, just relaxing quiet, and the glue holds up very well. Might take awhile longer, but a lot more relaxing. Works for me.
Once again Theo the OP was asking for nailer recommendations, not building methods or hammer recommendations.
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I have both Bostich and Hitachi and never an issue. Ihave brad nailers, roofing and framing nailers. You really can't go wrong with either.As for compressors I have a Bostich pancake for smaller jobs but a 60gal stationary for when things get real! LOL But any pancake will be just fine. Find one that fits your budget and go.

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Once again Theo the OP was asking for nailer recommendations, not building methods or hammer recommendations.
Understood. Just telling why I don't use nailers.

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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.
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[QUOTE=JOAT;2048589]A must? No. Nice to have? Yes. They have been making doll houses for who know how long, and didn't use a nail gun for most of them.

What I said was some things were nearly impossible and the emphasis is on nearly not dollhouses in particular. I can't identify anything in particular but I know in the past that a nail/ brad/pin gun was the only thing that I could use. This is usually the case with thin unsupported wood or extremely small molding such as 3/16" quarter round. Try to nail that securely without a pin nailer and see how it goes. Besides the ease there is also the speed. Years ago I made several hundred feet of lattice fenceing. Actually over 500 feet. Each piece of lattice was 1/4" thick so together they were 1/2". At each crossover, they had to be hand nailed with a 1/2" brad. It took hours and hours and hours to do the nailing. More time than any other step on the project. I recently made a section and it took under 5 minutes and didn't hit my finger one. Nuft said
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I agree Art. I have 7 that I can think of without going out and counting to make sure and I don't regret buying a single one. I particularly liked your comment about banging your fingers trying to hold small ones. I bought a $3 plastic spring loaded holder from LV for doing those but I can put 20 pins or brads in in the same time I could start and drive one with a hammer that way.

Yesterday I was putting up sheathing on my shop addition with a 1/2" crown staple gun and 2" coated staples. I put in twice as many as I would have put nails in and in 1/4 the time. Why anyone would want to do that swinging a hammer if they don't need to is beyond me.

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Do yourself a favour. Buy a cordless one. Ryobi


Agreed!

Have both air and cordless.

Bought a Craftsman 18v 18g nailer years ago and it works very well even with maple without making any adjustments for depth which by the way there aren't any adjustments on the Craftsman.
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I have the Porter Cable BN200C and it is oil less. I am quite satisfied with the nailer. The attached photo shows it in action. My local woodworking club typically builds about 500 doll beds/cradles using (nominal) 1/2" Baltic Birch plywood. These toys are donated to various charities at Christmas. Each bed requires 12 each 1 1/4" 18 gauge brad nails. The nailing is done in a "production" environment in which we had four teams of two people per team and we nailed the 500 beds in about 3 hours. I think three out of the four teams had PC nailers.
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