First fix nailers are typically used on surfaces where the nail will not be visible. This is because they are powerful and use large nails, which may cause marks on the surface of material.
For surfaces where the fixing will be visible, a second fix nailer may be the preferred solution. Second fix nailers produce a much neater finish than first fix nailers.
- Choosing the right battery: Cordless (or battery powered) tools have a variety of chemical battery types; Li-ion is the latest technology, prior to that it was Ni-MH and Ni-Cad was the original. The higher the Ah (Ampere hours) the longer the interval between charges; the fewer times you recharge a battery the longer it will last. Some cordless tools can also come without batteries - sometimes referred to as naked, bare units or body only. These tools are supplied without a battery or charger and more often than not without any accessories; as a result they are significantly cheaper in price.
- To also help you decide between first fix nailer