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How much faster is the nail guns compared to a regular hammer?

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I can speak from the flooring and finish work realm of fasteners and I must say once you go pneumatic, you will NEVER regret the transition. Not only is it more efficient, it is also very helpful on the intricate detail side of things. It eliminates the need for a third hand when dealing with tight spots as well. The only drawback to air is that winter conditions tend to take their toll on airlines and fasteners attached to them by causing them to run sluggish. Keep the air warm if you can and it helps.

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For every nail that a normal human with a hammer could hand drive on his best day, a pneumatic nailer would drive and set twelve! That is no exaggeration. Although there is no need to go this fast, a reasonable speed would allow you to be 400 to 800 percent more productive. Nailing large subfloors and roof decks is a breeze. Hours worth of work becomes minutes.

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