Staple Guns or powered staplers are hand-held machines used to drive heavy metal staples into wood, plastic, or masonry. Staple guns are used for many different applications and to affix a variety of materials, including insulation, house wrap, roofing, wiring, carpeting, upholstery, and hobby and craft materials.
Nail Guns vary in the length and gauge (thickness) of nails they can drive. They often do not use individual fasteners. Instead, the fasteners are mounted in long strips (similar to a stick of staples) or collated in a paper or plastic carrier, depending on the design of the nailgun. Some full head nail guns, especially those used for pallet making and roofing, use long plastic or wire collated coils. Some strip nailers use a clipped head so the nails can be placed closer together, which necessitates less frequent reloading. Industrial nailers designed for use against steel or concrete may have a self-loading action for the explosive caps, but most require nails to be loaded by hand. When purchasing, please be warey of whether your nailer takes angled or straight nails as they are not interoperable.
Framing Nailers (Clipped Head & Full Head): The largest of conventional collated fastenings. Shank diameter of 2.9 to 3.1 mm (0.11 to 0.13 in). Shank styles include plain, ring annular, twisted, etcFixing Nailers: 24 to 22 gauge
Bradder Nailers: 18 gauge
Finishing Nailers: 16 and 15 gauge