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The roofing nailer (Image 1) drives nails through shingles and other roofing materials and holds the nails in a coil (Image 2). Its trigger remains depressed during operation: the firing action is triggered by depressing the foot.
The Plasti-Tacker from Hitachi (Image 1) shoots nails and plastic washers simultaneously. It's used for attaching house wrap, roofing felt and insulation siding. It drives a small nail followed by a plastic cap that ensures that the nail holds the material in place without completely penetrating it (Image 2).
The palm nailer is useful for driving nails in tight corners. It takes a few shots to drive a nail completely, so the user can control how deeply the nail is driven.
The angled finish nailer drives 16-gauge finish nails at an angle. Its angled body permits the user to work in tight spaces such as the crevices of crown molding. This nailer has a rubber foot that will not mar the work piece.