July 29, 2014 : How To Get The Most From Your Pneumatic Staple Gun

How To Get The Most From Your Pneumatic Staple Gun

Are you learning how to use a pneumatic stapler? Get the most out of your staple gun - find out how right here on the Nail Gun Network, by Nail Gun Depot.
 
Let's start with loading the tool. Loading a staple gun can vary from tool to tool; however, the following provides general instruction for loading a typical pneumatic stapler.

Before you start, it's crucial that you have the proper staples. The type of staple that your tool takes will vary from model to model, and manufacturer to manufacturer. Check your tool's specs or manual if you are confused about the type of staple it takes.You can also search for your tool's staples using the Fastener Finder on NGD.

 
 

Once you have identified the correct staples, you need to load them. Most staple guns come in either a top or bottom loading variation. Medium and heavy wire pneumatic staplers generally load from the top, while most fine wire staplers load from the bottom.

 
 

Before loading, be sure to disconnect the air supply and keep the stapler pointed away from you at all times - as you should for any firing tool. 

For a top loading stapler, pull the magazine follower back until it locks into position. After the follower is locked into position, place the strip of staples over the magazine rail. The staples should move freely, back and forth on the rail. The last step is to unlock the follower and release it – so that it pushes the staples into the nose of the staple gun for firing.

 
Grex Upholstery Stapler

If you have a bottom load stapler, locate the release first – which is generally found at the rear of magazine. Depress the release and slide the magazine rail away from the nose. Turn the stapler upside down and insert the staples into the channel, towards the nose of the stapler. Make sure the pointed ends of the staples are loaded – so they will fire into your application. After the staples have been loaded, slide the magazine rail back, towards the nose, until it locks into place. Now you are ready to connect your air supply and test fire. 

 
Staple guns are designed for a variety of applications, from upholstering furniture to decking and siding applications. With more than 200 available options on NGD, we're confident you can find the right stapler to get your project done right.
 
 Senco Finisher Frenzy
 
If you are looking for a new finish stapler, look no further than our Senco Finisher Frenzy, which will launch this Friday.
 
Your Source For Staple Gun Knowledge,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



July 22, 2014 : The Senco DuraSpin Screw Gun & Fastener Buyer's Guide

The Senco DuraSpin Screw Gun & Fastener Buyer's Guide

If you are working with drywall, building a deck, or installing subfloor, chances are you will be using a screw gun or collated screw fastening system. While there are more than a handful of options available to consumers, a rising star in the segment, you should consider the Senco DuraSpin lineup of collated screw fastening tools. With a recently refreshed product line (within the last year or so), Senco's DuraSpin tools are ready to stand up to the projects your throw at them.
 
You can see Nail Gun Depot's full-line of Senco DuraSpin screw guns here.
 
Available in both electric (corded) and battery (cordless) variations, Senco DuraSpin screw systems are adaptable, based on the needs of their user. While an electric model, such as the DS332-AC, will guarantee use wherever an outlet is available, cordless DuraSpin models, such as the DS312-18V, let a user go beyond the length of a cord - we just recommend keeping a spare battery on hand for large-scale projects.
 
 
Maybe you would rather have an attachment that can be used with a power screw driver? Senco's DuraSpin has a solution for that too, with one of their auto-feed attachments. Available as an attachment (DS320) or as a full kit with power screw driver included (DS440-AC), there are a variety of options available to suit different degrees of demand.
 
 
When we start talking about features, DuraSpin doesn't fall short of the mark either. One of our favorites, look for Senco's patented corner-fit feed system - which allows you to maneuver the screw gun in hard to reach corners and narrow spaces that a typical screw system would not be able to fit. If you choose to get the DS440-AC or one of the auto-feed attachments offered by Senco, look for an adjustable arm that permits a user to stand during labor intensive projects, which would otherwise require them to bend over or kneel.
 
 
Now that we know more about the DuraSpin tools, what about the screws? Nail Gun Depot offers more than 80 variations of DuraSpin screw, designed for drywall, wood and metal - for both interior and exterior applications. Available in a plethora of shapes, sizes, material - and even color - there is a DuraSpin screw that will meet the needs of your project application.
 
 
Need an accessory? DuraSpin collated screw fastening tools have a selection of replacement bits, attachments, washers and other parts that can be acquired individually - to deck out your decking tool. You can check out a variety of available DuraSpin bits here.
 
Giving You The Tools To Get The Job Done Right,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



July 15, 2014 : Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing Staplers & Other New Tools

Bostitch Cordless Carton Closing Staplers & Other New Tools

While many have been out enjoying the summer, we've been busy adding new products to the Nail Gun Depot. From cordless carton closing staplers, to a new line of pallet nailers - and everything in between - we've got you covered. Be sure to check out the all-new Nail Gun Network, by Nail Gun Depot, for updates on tools, project ideas and how-to tips.
 
 
If you work in manufacturing, or are frequently assembling packaging materials, the Bostitch DSW-3519 and the Bostitch DSW-3522 are two excellent options for carton closing. The first of their kind, these carton closing staplers are completely cordless - each comes with (2) lithium ion batteries. Talk about packing a punch, these carton closers from Bostitch can drive up to 800 staples per 45 minute charge. Eliminating an air hose makes these tools extremely versatile, which means you can take them where you need them. These two tools are perfect for large, industrial warehouses - and small businesses alike. Start increasing your productivity now, when you use the Bostitch DSW-3519 or the Bostitch DSW-3522.
 
 
Need a new pallet nailer for pallet and crate building? Look no further than our latest product line added to the site, a full range of wire-coil pallet nail guns by Everwin Pneumatic. From high-volume, to small scale operations - Everwin offers a tool that is competitive with other industry-leading brands. Starting with the PN57 and the more powerful PN57PP, these industrial pallet nailing tools are perfect for standard pallet and crate building operations. A PN70 model offers a slightly increased range in fastener length - while each of these tools require 15 degree wire-coil pallet nails. For heavy-duty, high-volume applications, the Everwin PN100 will drive the longest length fastener - running pallet nails from 2-1/2" to 4" long. If you are looking for a competitive quality, budget friendly pallet and crate building tool, look no further than the latest offerings from Everwin Pneumatic.
 
 
Maybe you are looking for a framing nailer instead of a pallet tool. If that's the case, Pneu Tools has a couple high-range options that can now be found on Nail Gun Depot. The Pneu Tools SN22130 and the SN22160 22 degree, plastic strip framing nailers are designed to handle a longer length nail - compared to the ordinary framing nail gun. The SN22130 is designed to run 3-1/2" to 5-1/8" fasteners, while the SN22160 takes 4" to 6-1/4" framing nails. Both models feature an aluminum body, sequential fire trigger, adjustable depth, and a high-capacity magazine. These tools are designed to go above and beyond - perfect for pole barn assembly and post/beam installation.
 
 
Last, but certainly not least, MAX has released an updated and improved version of their SuperSider siding coil nailer, the CN565S2. Refined and improved, the MAX CN565S2 features a lighter design, more power, and a slim-nose contact arm for improved accuracy. Best of all, this tool is $10 less expensive than its predecessor.
 
 
Want more information, visit each of these items on Nail Gun Depot for a full list of features and available fasteners. 
 
Your Nail Gun Experts,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



July 8, 2014 : What's A Hog Ring Tool Used For?

What's A Hog Ring Tool Used For?

When you hear the word hog ring, a fastener might not be the first object that comes to mind. Hog ring tools are not necessarily the most common item in a DIY workshop, but hog rings play an important role in almost everyone's daily life - from the car seat you sit on to wire fencing and mesh bags.
 
 
Similar to a staple gun, these tools drive "c" shaped collated fasteners (hog rings), which are used to attach wire, fabric and other materials - and lock them in place. You might hear someone refer to hog ring pliers as a bag closing stapler or hog ringer, as these tools are commonly used to close and seal a bag or sack at the opening. The most common applications that hog rings excel at include: automotive seat manufacturing, bedding and mattresses, wire cages, and plant and pot tagging.
 
 
To maneuver most hog ring tools, set the width of the jaws (when closed), then open the jaws by pulling the handles on the pliers. Affix the hog ring and jaws over the area in need to fastening and squeeze the handles to activate the tool. 
 
 
Now that we know what a hog ring tool is and how it is used, let's look at some of the options that are available on the market. Some of the best tools you can buy, look at Bostitch's selection of hog ring tools. The SC7 Series Hog Ring Tools by Bostitch are time tested - and have a strong track record for optimal performance. The SC7 Series tools are designed for heavy-duty use in manufacturing or construction.
 
 
For smaller projects that don't justify the extra expense of an industrial grade tool, Bostitch also offers a couple manual hog ring tools, the HFP9 and the P7. While these manual tools do come with some limitation to their range of application, they are generally the preferred models for the do it yourselfer that is caging a home garden or attaching signs to fencing.
 
 
Do you know which hog ring tool is right for you? Contact our customer service team with your application and we'll pair you with a tool to get the job done right. 
 
Your Hog Ring Experts,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot



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