Nearly all people dream of using a nail gun with an air compressor safely, accurately, and properly connecting both of them.
The air compressor and nail gun are two different things, and of course, you need to connect them properly and then start your projects.
So, how to use a nail gun with an air compressor? It is hard enough to say the exact answer in one word.
In this article, I am going to share with you a simple method about this matter so that you can hassle-free use the nail gun with an air compressor. So, let’s get started with the article right now.
- How to Use a Nail Gun with an Air Compressor (Step by Step Guide)?
- FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
- Final Words
How to Use a Nail Gun with an Air Compressor (Step by Step Guide)?
First of all, you need to pick the right nail gun for the projects. According to my experience, you should consider an air compressor grade nail gun so that you can hassle-free use the nail gun.
Choose the Right Nail Gun for Your Projects
Different types of nail guns are on the market, easily adjusted with an air compressor and providing the customer’s best performance. However, I discuss three different nail guns that help you get a comfortable and peach-of-mind performance.
Finish Nail Gun: The finish nail gun comes with 15-16 gauge, which provides you large size performance. You can use this type of gun for wood or other hard projects.
Framing Nail Gun: If you think your projects are bigger and you need to work on big areas, you can use a nail gun. It is capable of providing 2.8mm nails.
Brad Nail Gun: I would love to suggest this tool for light projects. It can’t take enough load or pressure to work on heavy-duty areas.
Select the Nail for Nail Gun
You may know that nail guns are attached with wire, paper, plastic, or adhesive. When the energy creates extreme pressure, it starts the fire and produces heat which separates nails. You can use adhesive for connecting or attaching nails so that it cools down and provides safe performance.
Choosing the Right Air Compressor
I am using an electric-power air compressor for my nail projects, and I am still satisfied with using the air compressor. So, if possible, you should also choose an air compressor (electric power) to use the tool with enough power.
Connect Nail Gun with Air Compressor
Now, you have both a nail gun and an air compressor. So, it is time to connect both. You can check out the following step-by-step process to connect a nail gun with an air compressor.
- First, you need to install a rubber stopper and wheel it into the air compressor using a pair of pliers.
- Now, fasten the air hose with the nail gun and the air compressor properly
- Make sure that the air compressor and nail gun connect with the rubber properly
- If your air compressor demands oil, you need to put the oil
- Now, you completely connect the air compressor and the nail gun
- Wear safety elements like goggles, hand socks, hats, and others before using the nail gun
Start and Working with Nail Gun
Now, it is time to use the nail gun. Start your nail gun and wait a moment to let the air compressor in the tank. After producing 90 to 120 PSI, you need to adjust the pressure according to the depth to drive the nails.
Operate the Nail Gun
Make sure that you are using the right power of the nail gun. First of all, you need to select the power so that you can’t fall victim to an accident. So, I would love to suggest you smoothly increase the power and other functionality.
Adjust the Depth of the Nail
The majority of the tools come with adjustable depth with the nail. You should check out whether the nail comes with adjusted depth or not. You can confidently load the gun and shoot it if you are framing or using the gun in heavy-duty areas.
Remove Jam from the Nail Gun
You can easily remove the jam, which comes with automatic jam removal benefits. Nowadays, most nail guns come with an automatic jam release system. However, if you think your nail gun does not come with a jam release option, you should use the right tool to release the jam.
Is it Working?
I hope that the above method helps you a lot to connect hassle-free with a nail gun and the air compressor. If you think that you have any problem working with nail guns, you let me know in the following comment box.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Q: How do you use a compressed air nail gun?
Answer: First of all, you need to connect the air compressor and the nail gun. After that, you need to release the jam, adjust the nail depth, and load the nail so you can hassle-free use the tool for your nail projects.
Q: What PSI should I set my air compressor for nail gun?
Answer: The majority of nail gun produces 90 to 120 PSI. But, the standard level PSI is 90, which takes very little time and works with most projects. Note that you should choose a PSI nail gun based on your projects.
Q: Can you use any air compressor for a nail gun?
Answer: Yes, you can use any air compressor for a nail gun. But, I would love to suggest you use an electric air compressor so that you will get maximum power and also use the air compressor for a long-time without changing any parts.
Q: How do you use a nail gun step by step?
Answer: You can use a nail gun after connecting with an air compressor, battery, or other power sources. You should also set up the nail gun before using the nail. I hope that you can understand whatever I said to you.
How to use a nail gun with an air compressor? It is a common question for most beginner nailers. It would help if you connected the air compressor and the nail gun so that you could use the tool.
Moreover, you should also set up the nail gun properly. I think this article helps you a lot to choose the right tool and also helps you to use the nail gun with an air compressor safely.