In today’s article we will be talking about the two different types of finish nailers and which one is the ideal one for you. So first things first, the two types of finish nailers are the cordless and the pneumatic options. The cordless one runs on batteries that you can insert in to the finish nailer itself and the pneumatic one works on pressured gas.
The different finish nailers are used for the same purpose, to do the finesse work in wood work such as finishing tables, windows, doors, etc. For this reason we will be comparing both of these in a functional way rather than a comparison of usage.
First thing we will compare is the cost of both of these finish nailers. The pneumatic option is and always will be a higher investment than the cordless option. The cordless option is cheaper than the pneumatic regardless of whether you are adding accessories or not. You should note that accessories are also quite important, and you will most likely need them if you want to work professionally.
The next thing to consider is the ergonomics and the ease of use that either option provides you. The pneumatic option is a lot lighter and it is easier to use and move about. It is a much more precise option and is often preferred by people who have to use it quite often. The cordless is heavier and harder to use but it can be used more freely in different places as it is easier to move about.
The cordless finish nailer is the winner when it comes to how long you can use it. The gas or air pressure running out is a problem in pneumatic options but the cordless runs on batteries and can get through the day easily.