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Hog Ring Pliers
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  • Nail Gun Depot's Construction & Manufacturing Tool Index

    Shopping for a particular tool or fastener? Need to find what you're looking for quickly? You've come to the right spot. Welcome to Nail Gun Depot's construction and manufacturing industry index for tools! This week, let's take a look at some of the larger industries we serve - giving you a fast pass to the tools and fasteners you need.
    Framing Nailer
    General Construction:
    Framing: Need a nailer for framing or sheathing? Choose from a selection of paper strip, wire strip, plastic strip, wire coil and Roundrive framing nailers and nails.
    Drywall: Do you drywall frequently? Get the best in auto-feed screw guns for drywall and more. Battery-powered and electric variations available.
    Decking: Collated and single drive deck screw guns available from CAMO, Senco, QuikDrive and others.
    Floor Installation: Choose between hardwood nailers, flooring staplers and carpet staplers for flooring installation. You can even find specialty attachments for some of your favorite flooring tools.
    Roofing: From roofing nailers to hammer tackers, we've got the roofing tools you need. Don't forget to check out our selection of cap button staplers for roofing felt and housewrap!
    Siding: Similar to a roofing nailer or coil framing nailer, a siding (or fencing) nailer is ideal for fence board, siding, decking and other structural applications.
    Sheathing & Insulation: We offer a wide variety of medium crown staplers and wide crown staplers to choose from, for sheathing and more.
    Concrete | Steel Nailing: Choose from a wide variety of concrete | steel T-Nailers and pinners. Now available, Nail Gun Depot has recently expanded its selection of fastening tools for foam board to concrete and steel applications.
    Rebar Tying: For heavy-duty concrete fastening, rebar tiers are perfect for pre-cast concrete products, building foundations, road & bridge construction, floors & walls, retaining walls and swimming pool walls.
    Senco Fusion Finish Nailer
    Renovation and Remodeling:
    Finish & Trim: Need a finish, brad or pin nailer for molding, furniture assembly or light woodworking? We have more than 60 models to choose from. And don't worry if you prefer a finish stapler, we have over 30 fine wire staplers and narrow crown staplers to choose from too.
    Upholstering & Fabric Fastening: Choose from a variety of electric and pneumatic upholstery staplers at Nail Gun Depot. For hard to reach areas, a selection of long nose upholstery staplers are also available!
     
    Bostitch Cordless Carton Closer
    Manufacturing:
    Pallet & Crate Assembly: Another member of the framing nailer family, pallet and crating nailers are designed specifically for the assembly and repair of pallets and crates. These nailers are also commonly used in manufacturing or high-volume production environments.
    Packaging: Managing a shipping facility of fulfillment center? Save time, energy and expense with packaging tools such as top carton closers (also known as carton closing staplers), plier staplers and more. Choose between cordless, pneumatic and manual box closing tools.
    Bedding: For box spring and a mattress assembly, a bedding stapler is an absolute must-have tool. These tools are designed for spring to frame fastening.
    Corrugated: A hybrid design in fastening, corrugated fastening tools work great for butt joints in cabinet and furniture frames, truss construction, picture frames, wood boxes, pallets and pallet repair.
    Bag Closing & Automotive Upholstery: For mass assembly, including automotive upholstery and bag closing applications, hog ring pliers (also known as C-ring tools) are designed to clamp a variety of fabric and metal materials together. These tools are perfect for tagging.
    Specialty: From tube closing clinch staplers to bar code and label staplers, Nail Gun Depot is continually expanding its selection of specialty tools from fabricators and niche manufacturers.
     
    Your Fastening Tool Experts,
    The Team At Nail Gun Depot
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  • New On Nail Gun Depot - Tools

    Every now and then, we like to talk about some of the new and exciting tools we've added to our collection, here at Nail Gun Depot. As we wrap up the summer and prepare for fall, let's look at some of our most recent additions to Nail Gun Depot.
    Let's start with a tool for industrial applications, BeA's Bar Code and Label Stapling tool, designed specifically for lumber tagging applications. The BeA 380/10-400 is a 20 gauge bar code & label stapler that is designed for use with 3/8" x 1/2" crown BeA 80 Series fine wire staples. Intended for lumber tagging, this tool is excellent for lumber yards and distribution centers. With a heritage of producing tools for industrial manufacturing, BeA offers a comprehensive selection of manual and automated stapling, corrugated and hog ring tools. The BeA 380/10-400 makes bar code stapling easy, featuring one-handed operation and a compact, full-metal design. This tool applies a label and staple at the same time for fast, efficient use.
    BeA Bar Code Tagging Stapler
    For the DIY'er, renovator or woodworker, check out the Cadex CB18.50A, 18 gauge brad nailer (replaced by Cadex V2/18.50 18 gauge brad nailer). New to Nail Gun Depot, this brad nailer is engineered for smooth, quiet, compact operation. This tool features a unique built-in air blower that can be used to clear dust and debris from an application area. Other features on the CB18.50A include combination trigger for single and bump fire, large magazine window, quick release nose for jam clearing, side-load magazine, adjustable depth, comfort grip handle, rear exhaust, 360 degree movable coupler, no-mar tip, anti-dry fire mechanism, and a carrying case. The Cadex CB18.50A is perfect for furniture, door and window, beading, cabinet and drawer assembly, boat construction, skirting board fixing, wire covers, matchboarding, shoemaking, panel and frame assembly, trim panels and decorative trim.
    Cadex CB18.50A
    Another specialty tool worth looking at, the Jaaco NPCN-7312 wire coil concrete and steel ballistic pin nailer is designed for securing foam/insulation board to steel, concrete or block. This NailPro tool from Jaaco drives 15 degree 1-1/4" to 3-1/2" ballistic pins with optional washers and attachments available. Additional applications for the Jaaco NPCN-7312 include stucco into steel (washer curves to avoid damaging the surface), with knurled pins featuring surface etching to allow for steel penetration and a ballistic or rounded point for entry. Click here to see a tool demonstration.
    Jaaco NPCN-7312
    New technology with an even newer deal, Senco is now offering the DS215-18V DuraSpin cordless screw gun with a FREE 18V cut-out saw, when you purchase a DS215-18V DuraSpin Promo Kit. A limited-quantity deal from Senco, get the best in cordless screw guns with Senco's DS-215 DuraSpin, which is capable of driving up to 2" collated screws with 5,000 RPM's of power. Users agree that this tool is perfect for drywall installation, subflooring, cement board, underlayment, sheathing to steel, metal framing, steel decking and rigid foam insulation. Take advantage now, while supplies last.
     
    Senco DS215-18V DuraSpin Promo Kit
    Another game changer in the screw gun industry, CAMO tools is now offering its Edge Pro hidden fastening system for decks. With just enough time to rehab your deck before winter, the CAMO Edge Pro allows you to seamlessly install a wide variety of wood, composite or PVC 1" to 1-1/2" deckboards, driving each deck screw at a 45 degree angle into the edge of the deckboard - to provide a fastener-free decking surface. Previously available for use with individual screws only, the Edge Pro is designed to drive CAMO 2-3/8" ProTech coated, collated carbon-steel deck screws. Secondary spacers can also be used for additional gap options.
     
    CAMO Edge Pro System
     
     
    Getting You The Latest & Greatest In Power Fastening Tools,
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  • 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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  • Paslode's 50th Nailer, Senco's 21 Gauge Pinner & Other Tools

    While we've been busy talking about spring projects, some of our favorite brands have been updating their lineup of nailers, staplers and fastening tools. Part of Nail Gun Depot's commitment to serving the latest tools and technology to our customers, we are excited to announce the following new and updated products that are now available to NGD customers.

    If you've been working in the construction trade for some time, you have most likely used a Paslode tool at some point. For those who are true to the brand, you'll be excited to hear Paslode is commemorating their 50th Anniversary of service to the construction and building industry in a very special way. To celebrate, Paslode will now offer a Special Edition 50th Anniversary Framing Nailer. The Paslode 50th Anniversary Framing Nailer (511990) (replaced by Paslode F-350P PowerMaster Pro Framing Nailer - 515000) might look familiar, as it is a beefed up version of the F-350S Framing Nailer. You will notice it is sporting an all-new, Paslode orange color scheme - paired with a full one-year warranty from the manufacturer. The 50th Anniversary Framing Nailer joins the reliability and durability of the Paslode brand, paired with the manufacturer's unique brand characteristics.

    Another important manufacturer with a rich history in construction and renovation, Senco has just announced the release of its all-new Finish Pro 21LXP Pin Nailer (8M0001N). The 21 gauge Senco 21LXP is designed to fill the gap between 18 gauge brad nailers and 23 gauge pin nailers - capable of driving 5/8" to 2" 21 Gauge Headed Pins and 21 Gauge Headless Pins. The FinishPro 21LXP also features automatic magazine adjustment for different fastener lengths, reversible belt hook, rear exhaust with embedded muffler, comfort grip handle, ultra-narrow nose, on board storage for extra no-mar pad and jam clearing wrench, and last-nail-lockout to prevent dry firing. If you are interested in this pin nailer, you can pre-order it on Nail Gun Depot and be one of the first to own this all-new tool. This item will release to the public around May 2014.

    Last but not least, we are expanding our selection of hog ring tools and "C" ring fasteners. In addition to our selection of BeA hog ring pliers, we will be expanding our inventory to include a variety of Bostitch hog ring tools and fasteners. These handy tools can assist on a variety of projects, from attaching automotive upholstery to fastening wire fencing. Stay tuned to Nail Gun Depot as we continue to expand our lineup of hog ring pliers.

    Whether you're celebrating Paslode's 50th, or testing a new Senco nailer, count on NGD for new tools and fasteners.

    Keeping You Up To Date With Tool News,
    The Team At Nail Gun Depot

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  • How To Build A Raised Garden Bed

    Spring has officially sprung, which means it's time to get outside and pick up where you left off on those leftover outdoor projects from last year. One project to consider, learn how to build raised garden beds with the team at Nail Gun Depot.

    An increasing demand for sustainable living has led many people - both rural and urban - to grow their own food. The perfect place to manage and monitor the growth of your food source, especially in urban areas, consider building a raised garden bed to harvest mini-crops. Once built, these sustainable planters will continue to provide a renewable food supply - year after year.

    Building one or two of these large planters is easier than you might think - it only requires a few hours, a nailer or screw gun, fasteners, a power saw, and lumber. Once built, you will want to fill each "box" with a soil and compost mixture, creating a nutrient rich fertilizer that can boost and sustain the growth of your garden. The purpose of these beds is to raise the soil up, creating a built in drainage system and reducing the amount of space needed between plants - helping to crowd out weeds.

    To get started, dig a trench around the space you want to install your raised garden bed(s). The trench should outline the shape of the garden bed, typically designed in a rectangular formation. The size of a raised garden bed can vary, with small ones that are 3' by 6' - ranging to larger ones that can double in size. Typically, these beds should be 1' to 2' high, as it might be hard to produce enough "fill-dirt" if the bed is much deeper. While there is not a "correct" size, you want each garden bed to be small enough that you can reach the center when planting, watering and harvesting.

    Once a trench has been dug out, begin laying your lumber to create a frame that fits into the trench that was formed. Note that if you are using a pressure treated wood (or any lumber that has been exposed to chemicals), you will want to insert a layer of landscape fabric into the bed of the planter to protect against any chemical seepage. Be sure to also use only galvanized or stainless steel nails or screws, to reduce/eliminate rust corrosion.

    Build each wall of your raised garden bed separately, then attach them together at the end of the project. You will want to use either a framing nailer, such as the Hitachi NR83AA3 (replaced by Hitachi NR83AA4), or a collated screw gun, such as the Senco DuraSpin DS-312. Once the walls are in place, you will want to also install a ledge along the frame of the bed, to rest on and/or lay gardening tools.

    Now that your garden bed frame has been built, you can elect to install an irrigation system or greenhouse cover, depending on the budget for your project and the vegetation you are looking to grow. Build your raised garden bed to accommodate the crops you are intending to plant. Tropical plants will require a greenhouse-like environment (including heat in the winter), whereas tomatoes only require sunlight and water from late-spring to early-fall.

    PROJECT NOTE: If you plan to keep any plant alive during the winter, you will need to protect them from the outside elements of colder climate areas.

    After adding your fertilizer mixture and planting your crop, be sure to protect your garden from predators such as deer and other wildlife that will eat your plants. Install a tall wire or chain fence around the garden bed(s) to prevent deer and other wildlife from feeding on your veggies. If budget allows, build an open, small-framed structure around your beds to protect them from animals - without blocking sun and rain from reaching them. You might find a Hog Ring Tool beneficial for fastening the wire.

     

    All that's left to do is tend to your crops and enjoy the sustainable foods that you grew in your backyard.

     

    Here's To Getting Your Hands Dirty,

    The Team At Nail Gun Depot

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  • Practicing Nail Gun & Power Tool Safety

    You have your nailer, stapler or screw gun; you have the proper accessories to tackle your project – but do you practice safety awareness when using your tools? Most job related accidents can be avoided, if you take the proper measures to ensure safety on the job site.

     

    For a 58 year-old carpenter living in Minnesota, a simple mistake almost cost his life, when he accidentally fired a 3-1/2” galvanized framing nail directly into his heart. While building a deck, the man’s framing nailer slipped out of his hands – and when he caught hold of it, hand still on the trigger, the gun’s nose bumped against his chest and fired directly into his heart. Thankfully, the nail missed his main arteries by millimeters, and he survived the ordeal after surgery, avoiding a lethal scenario. You can read the entire story here.

     

    The nail was a lucky miss, but let’s take a look at how this accident could have been avoided. In this example, a simple error could have completely altered the outcome, if the man had removed his hand from the trigger. Even bump action guns still require a suppressed trigger to fire, a safety feature most manufacturers include on their tools. If you feel as if you are going to loose hold of your nail gun or other tool, always take your hand off the trigger. Worst case, a broken tool is better than a life altering injury.

     

    A factor that helped to save this man’s life – staying calm and avoiding panic. Panic increases blood flow, which can increase bleeding from open wounds. In this example where a heart was pierced, panicking could have further reduced his ability to breath, leading to hyperventilation. Staying calm and contacting emergency medical services immediately will improve chances of survival, in life threatening situations. Treat for shock while help is on its way.

     

    As described in the instance above, nail guns are powerful tools, so let’s make sure you are set up for success, which starts with safe handling:

     

    • Start by knowing your tool and how it functions. Read the owner’s manual and look at warnings listed by the manufacturer.
    • Wear the appropriate safety gear for your job site. Safety glasses should always be worn, regardless of the project. Depending on your line of work, a hardhat, hearing protection, harness or gloves might also be required.
    • ALWAYS keep your tool pointed away from yourself and anyone else, especially when activated. When in doubt, treat your nail gun as you would treat any other firearm.
    • Don’t use a tool that is not functioning properly. Have any broken or damaged tool serviced before trying to use.
    • Do not try to drive fasteners on top of other fasteners. This can lead to misfire or backfire – resulting in injury.

     

    There is no guarantee that injury will not occur when handling your tools – on and off the job site – but practicing safety measures, such as the ones mentioned above, will increase your odds of avoiding injury and staying safe when using your nail gun or other tools.

     

    Stay Safe,

    The Team At Nail Gun Depot

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  • Welcome To Nail Gun Depot's Blog - The Nail Gun Network

    Nail Gun Depot is pleased to announce the re-launch of its blog and content library, coined "The Nail Gun Network" - or "Nail Gun Network" for short. Beginning as a basic tool and fastener blog that was launched in June 2011, Nail Gun Depot phased in the Nail Gun Network brand starting in 2014, in preparation for the brand's 15th anniversary. Please stay tuned for project tips, tool news and all-else relevant to the tool and fastener industry. Get great "how to" advice for DIY applications - and contractor-grade tips for the professionals.
    Nail Gun Depot's Nail Gun Network
    Have a topic you want us to talk about, drop us a line at sales@nailgundepot.com and tell us what you want to see on The Nail Gun Network.
     
    **This post has been modified and updated to reflect advancements at Nail Gun Depot. Original post was updated on February 10, 2015.
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