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The nail gun is the best tool for repairing and upgrading base walls and not a bad weapon to boot if you have nails.
Basic Information
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Group Tools/Traps
Category Tool
Type Repair Tool
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute Strength
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 5
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 0.1
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 3
Effective Range 3
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute 200
Reload Time 2s
Ammo Type 20pxNails
Magazine Size 10
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth 0
Damage Multiplier: Metal 0
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood 0.1
Butcher Tool No
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool No
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality) 1000
Durability (Max Quality) 1000
Degradation per Use 1
Mod Type
Compatible Mods Nailgun
Repaired Using Repair Kit
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Sell: 200
Buy: 3000
Max Stack 1
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scrappable Yes
Scraps into Mechanical Parts
Meltable No
Combustible No
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through Crafting, Looting, Trading


The Nailgun is currently the best tool used for construction. It has the highest repair value, allowing for fast repairs of brick, metal, concrete and steel blocks, as well as various traps and devices. Additionally, it can shoot Nails, holding 10 in a single "magazine". It will automatically reload, if the player has the correct Ammunition or it can be done manually at any time using the reload key (default key R). Nails can be found or can be produced in a Forge.

Required Items[]

IngotSteel.png 20* Forged Steel At a
after attaining level 4
AdvancedEngineering.png Advanced Engineering
06′ 07"
MechanicalParts.png 20* Mechanical Parts
DuctTape.png 2* Duct Tape
ScrapPlastics.png 10* Scrap Polymers
Spring.png 5* Spring
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The Nailgun can be a tool or a weapon. Its main function is to upgrade buildings very quickly. When used as a tool to upgrade buildings, the Nailgun does not consume Nails. However, Nails are required to use it as a weapon. Despite being usable against entities, its low entity damage means it should only be used as a last resort or for challenges, since its damage is far weaker than many ranged weapons.


The condition of a Nailgun deteriorates with each use of the primary action (attack) until eventually it will stop working and will need to be repaired. This can be done using a Repair Kit.


  • You can't use the secondary action (default: right-click) to aim with the Nailgun like with any other ranged weapon, since this button is used for the upgrade/repair function.