Thread: Get a NAIL into it
18th Jan 2020, 05:55 PM #1
Get a NAIL into it
Here is a bloke who really nailed it
Oops. Happened while making a simple box NSFW : woodworking
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18th Jan 2020, 06:42 PM #2
I very nearly came a cropper with a brad nailer myself a few years back. I was putting up some moulding around a door frame and was holding it in place with my left hand; the moulding had to be slightly pulled to align the two edges. The bradder was positioned between my thumb and forefinger, when I pulled the trigger the brad went in and then turned 90 degrees, coming out between my first two fingers. A little bit of poo may have came out. At no point had I considered the possibility of this happening, nor did I recall ever hearing about it.
I now assume that a brad can go in absolutely any direction and ensure my hands are absolutely nowhere within range. I also like to mention it whenever a forum poster talks about buying or using nail guns for the first time.A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope he’s happy now.
19th Jan 2020, 10:13 AM #3GOLD MEMBER
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Blocking between floor joists I managed to nail my thumb to the joist with a 90mm framing nail. I was standing on a ladder at the time, working alone and nothing within reach. No option but to jump off the ladder and just let the nail rip through my thumb. Moral of the story: Always carry a claw hammer on your belt when using a nail gun.
19th Jan 2020, 10:59 AM #4A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope he’s happy now.
25th Jan 2020, 12:05 AM #5GOLD MEMBER
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When I was quite young about 13-14, I nailed myself to a fence that I was pulling down for my father.
It was a pine pailing, (where sides of a log are cut off about 100 - 150 wide) I was hitting the back of the pailing and it somehow bounced back, getting my little finger just missing the finger nail. I asked him to come here, he replied "You come here", I replied "I can't" he said "Why not?" my reply was "Cos I'm nailed to the fence", needless to say it was a trip to the hospital, about 10 miles away, after cutting the metal nail both sides of my finger with Bolt cutters.
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25th Jan 2020, 12:53 AM #6
[Sheepishly raises hand]
Me too. More often than I care to recall, though most can be counted just 'nasty pokes.' No hospital-worthy ones, but a few brown-panters.
It's fairly common when framing, particularly when sistering up pieces with different grain cross-sections, to have a brad deflect out one side.
One of the many reasons I much prefer a claw hammer and leave the 'bang it up quick' tools to others.
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25th Jan 2020, 05:17 PM #7Lance
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