A finish nailer uses either very small brads or finishing nails. The brad is similar to a finishing nail but much smaller. Finishing work often requires fastening small wood trim in small spaces or tight places. The natural structure of the thin wood is often delicate, so the wood cannot be fastened with larger nails without splitting. Finishing nails and headless brads are used in finishing guns for small wood trim because they are thin. The ease of use and the service of finishing nailers makes them one of the best woodworking tools to have. Wood trim might be small, but it is usually the higher-priced pieces of wood in a project. It is important to use the best finish nailer for the job so that the expensive wood trim isn’t damaged. The right tool for the right job is a good saying. Here is our countdown of the top 10 best finish nailers.
10. DEWALT DCN680B 20V Max XR 18 Gauge Brad Nailer
The DEWALT 20V Max XR brad nailer uses 18 gauge brads; sizes 5/8 to 2-1/8”. It is perfect for attaching wood trim of most kinds. It is powered by a DEWALT 20V max* Lithium Ion battery; the battery and charger are not included and must be bought separately. Battery power eliminates the need for gas cans and air-compressors. There is the convenience of grab and go with no bulky hoses. It is heavier than some finishing nailers, but it has a lot of power to get the job done. The automatic shutoff keeps from losing the battery charge when not in use.
- LED battery charge status indicator when charged
- Automatic shut-off
- Steel Casing
9. DEWALT DCN660D1 Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Kit
The DEWALT DCN660D1 Is battery powered with a single Lithium Ion battery that is included in the kit. The body is steel and plastic and comes with a case that has space for extra nails. This finishing nailer uses 1.25″-2.5″, 16 Guage, 20-degree angle nails. There are no brushes in the motor to wear out so overall the run-time is better and the lifespan is longer. There is an adjustable belt hook for wearing on the belt on either right or left. The Inline magazine it easy to use in tight spaces and awkward angles. The gun is compatible with all DEWALT 20 Volt max batteries.
- Tool-free selectable trigger and jam release
- Easy to use
- 20 volts without workload, Nominal voltage is 18
8. Electric Brad Nailer, NEU MASTER NTC0040
The Electric Brad Nailer, NEU MASTER is an electric finishing nail gun. It is powered by ac and is 120 volts. I comes with a with 400pcs -1/4” Crownstaple 3/4” and 100pcs-brad nail 1″ And a 2-year warranty. This gun is perfect for doing wood trim, upholstery and craft projects. The contact safety setting will only activate a shooting when the trigger is pulled.
- Just 5.5 pounds
- Uses ac power cord
- Wide application
- Nails Included
7. Makita AF505N Brad Nailer, 2-Inch
Coming in at number seven of our ,best finish nailer countdown, is the Makita AF505N Brad Nailer. It is an air-powered gun that will need an air compressor that will run 60-115 PSI and shoots 5/8” to 2” (18 ga.) nails. It weighs less than 3 lbs and is good in small tight places. There is a window that indicates when to reload. And includes 2 Non-Mar Tips, oil, safety goggles, and a tool case.
- Toolless jam release and adjustment
- Rubber nose and bumpers
- Casing is metal
6. PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer Kit, 18GA
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer is powered by a Lithium battery. The battery and charger are included. It has a tool-free jam release, and depth adjustment wheel and weighs 5.9 pounds. The adjustment wheel enables countersinking nails in the right depth and there is consistent firing regardless of the temperature or the material.
- 1 Lithium battery and charger included
- Long Charge on 20volt battery
- 3 year limited warranty
5. WEN 61720 3/4-Inch to 2-Inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer
The WEN 61720 shoots 3/4 to 2 inches 18 gauge brads and holds up to 100 brads. It runs on air and needs 60 to 100 PSI and a 1/4-inch NPT air inlet fitting. It includes oil, adjustment wrenches, and a carry case. It has a transparent nail gauge so you can see when to reload. It also has a directional exhaust so you can choose which way the exhaust blows. The lightweight body reduces fatigue and the rubber grip handle makes it comfortable to use.
- Lightweight aluminum body
- Rubber-grip handle
- Warranty is 1-Yr Parts and Labor
4. Electric Brad Nailer, NEU MASTER Staple Gun N6033
The NEU MASTER Staple Gun N6033 is an electric brad nailer that is good for upholstery, home improvement, and DIY projects. There is an adjustable knob for hard or soft material. And this NEU MASTER Staple Gun N6033 is a dual-purpose gun; shooting T50 staples and 5/16″ to 5/8″ and 18 gauge brad nail from 1/2” to 5/8”.This brad nail gun is good for any kind of DIY, upholstery, craft projects, and wood trim finishing.
- Contact safety switch prevents unintentional firing
- Soft-grip handle reduces hand fatigue
- Easy magazine release for quick reloading
- Casing Reinforced PP
3. NuMax SFN64 Pneumatic 16-Gauge 2-1/2″
The NuMax SFN64 has an aluminum body and is just 4.5 pounds. It is an air-powered, straight finish nailer. It shoots 16 gauge straight finish nails sizes 1″ to 2.5″ It works well for putting up any kind of trim or moldings or small wood projects. Air and adjustment tools are included.
- 360 Adjustable Exhaust
- Will only fire one fastener at a time
- Ergonomic Grip
- Holds 100 Straight Finish Nails
2. Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Brad Nailer
This brad nailer uses one 18 volt lithium Ion battery (Not-Included) It is a cordless, 18-gauge, brad nailer and will shoot 1700 nails per charge. This nailer has an adjustment dial and a low nail indicator.
- Tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment
- Toolless jam release
- Cordless design
1. DEWALT DCN660B 20V 16 Gauge 20° Finish Nailer
The DEWALT DCN660B 20V 16 Gauge 20° Finish Nailer weighs 6 pounds and is powered by 1 Lithium ion battery(Not-Included) It shoots 1.25″-2.5″, 16 Guage, 20 degree angled nails and has a tool-less jam release. It has LED illumination to provide a work and adjustment light. It is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
- Integrated LED lights
- Bump operating mode
- 20-degree finish nailer