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How To Use A Nail Gun

How To Use A Nail Gun

It's time to say goodbye to your hammer & nails. Learn how a nail gun can help you to quickly fix your furniture with minimum effort, much more efficiently and accurately, saving time and giving a better end product which is aesthetically pleasing to look at.

These are nail guns, they are different types, and these are pneumatic nail guns. This one fires very, very thin pins about half millimeter wide. It's very good if you want to hide things, the nails.

This one here fires ones which are about a millimeter wide and they got a little head on them. You can get ones up to this big, you know, even longer, 3 or 4 millimeters wide with a big head, very big things. Sometimes, they're fired with gas, you have butane gas cylinder in the gun.

You can also get electric nail guns now, as well. This one runs on - well, both of them run on compressed air. This is the hose to the compressor and they make a noise.

I will show you the compressor. The hose runs down into it, you turn on the pressure although the manufacturer recommends it with a gun and then turn it on until it charges. When it's charged, the compressor stops running.

It is full of air, got a great big bottle at the bottom of it, it is full of air and then - ever sees one of these things - you make sure you don't point them at anyone, because they will hurt if they hit you. They slow down quite a lot if they fly but they hit someone in the eye, it could be very painful. You pull this back, slide on to take it off, you pull it back, like that, and join together a little box, put some glue on, something quite good if you're doing the right angle thing to actually hold around the right angle.

Make sure it's in line, push it on. Now, it's got some sponge in the front. This has to be pushed back to make it fire.

Most of these guns have this. But you've got to make sure you do is not – I'll keep my finger off the trigger for now, slide off the end, because if you do, you'll shoot yourself in the hand. Don't do that.

Put it on there and shoot and this one to stop the joint twisting. It won't turn and nail together. It's very, very quick, much less noise than hammer and nails and another advantage as well with the hammer and nails if you were banging that again and again and again, the thing you were hitting would be moving.

And as you see with this, it doesn't really move. It's so fast, it's all over and done with. Put two together, and a bit tight, make sure it's in line.

You have to make sure that the, fires, this one fires at an angle, they don't fall. Sometimes they fire straight across like this one does. You got to make sure that the angle it fires at is in line with what you're shooting, otherwise the nail will come outside and again, it can come into your fingers if your finger's too close and you shoot it, then it can come out of the side and into your fingers.

So, it's best to keep your fingers back a bit, like that. So, make sure it's in line with your fingers like that and if it's in line and get your fingers away. There you go, fine for a box.

This one is a pin gun and it shoots on things, I'll show you, this is not the sort of thing you shoot with it really. We'll shoot a pin through here, you can hardly see them. So, it's good for veneer boards and stuff like that and you can fill tiny holes with wax.

Yeah, that's it with these guns, really. Sometimes, you need to use air defenders. They're not actually that noisy.

The compressors are noisiest part. Sometimes, you find that it reverberates around in different areas but basically, just don't point at anyone. Put them down and pull.

That's how you use nail guns. .