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  • How To Load A Pneumatic Stapler

    Learn how to load your air stapler properly. Loading a pneumatic stapler varies slightly from tool to tool, but the following instructions demonstrate how to load most common models. Learn more on Nail Gun Depot.

    First, you must ensure you have the proper staple - this will determine whether or not the tool can even be used. After identifying the correct staples, you are ready to load them.

    Most staple guns are either top or bottom loading. Medium and heavy wire pneumatic staplers generally load from the top, while most fine wire staplers are bottom load. Before loading, be sure to disconnect the air supply and keep the stapler pointed away from you.
    A top loading stapler is fairly straight forward. 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.
    Bottom load staplers operate differently. First, locate the magazine release, generally found at the rear of magazine. Depress its release and slide the magazine rail away from the nose. Turn the stapler upside down and insert the staples into the channel toward the nose of the stapler. After the staples have been loaded, slide the magazine rail back toward the nose until it locks into place.
     
    Now you are ready to connect your air supply and test fire.
     

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  • Paslode 16 Ga Cordless Angled Finish Nailer Goes Lithium

    The new Paslode IM250ALI 16 gauge lithium-ion angled cordless finish nailer is here! After Paslode launched their lithium-ion framing nailer, it was only a matter of time until lithium technology was introduced to the rest of their cordless line. As battery technology continues to improve, cordless nailers are becoming extremely versatile. The new IM250A-Li drives 50 percent more nails than the old Ni-Cad model. Furthermore, a one-hour rapid charge provides an 80% charge in 30 minutes. If you are in the market for a new cordless finish nailer, be sure to check out the Paslode IM250A-Li
     
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  • Aerosmith VersaPin Equals Labor Savings

    VersaPins are the perfect solution for 16-18 gauge steel applications. They enable you to save time over screws, powder actuated and other time consuming installation methods. The speed of a pneumatic nail gun makes attaching gypsum board, Hardie siding, and lath to steel easier than ever. These ballistic point steel pins are designed to quickly penetrate steel - allowing it to rebound back around the fastener to provide the maximum holding power. VersaPins are made with steel that is hardened with a unique heat treating process, making them ductile and extremely strong. The VersaPin is approved for use by James Hardie, and multiple International Building Code sections including ESR-3145, ER-5667 and ESR-1641. Feel free to contact Nail Gun Depot's customer service with technical or installation questions.
     
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  • Nail Gun Depot Now Offers Full Line Of Fasco Scrails

    Nail Gun Depot now offers a full line of Fasco Scrails. Scrails can be driven with a nail gun and feature a Phillips or Square drive head, for easy removal. This product can be used anywhere a screw could go. Scrails offer an extremely fast and efficient way to get the job done quickly - without having to worry about floor squeaks or nail popping. They are twice as fast as collated screws - and eight times faster than bulk screws. Scrails are the answer to any project that demands exceptional holding power - with the potential need for disassembling.

    Scrails are available in a wide variety of types and collations including coil or strip, galvanized, stainless steel and a mixture of colors for composite decking. These fasteners are an excellent choice for decking, crating, fencing, framing, sub-flooring, manufactured housing, concrete forms, scaffolding, stage sets, outdoor furniture and much more!

    See how Scrails work here! Fasco Scrails are in stock and ready to be shipped right to your door. For questions concerning this exciting new product, feel free to contact one of our friendly staff members at 888-720-7892, or via chat at www.nailgundepot.com.

     

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  • How To Protect Yourself When Using A Nail Gun

    The first and most important rule to nail gun safety, always read the operator's manual before using a tool. This will give you an understanding of the tool itself, including parts, operation, as well as any special circumstances associated with operation.

    Once you have read and understood the manual, make sure that you put on OSHA required “Z87” safety goggles. Depending on the conditions with which you are working, make sure you utilize other personal safety equipment, such as a hard hat and hearing protection.

    Next, remember to always keep the tool pointed away from yourself and others, especially when it's connected to air - also remember to keep hands and other body parts away from the nose of the nail gun. Always store idle tools out of reach from minors.

    It's also important to note that you should never use a tool that leaks air or needs repair. This includes not running a pneumatic tool over the recommended air pressure.

    Never load a fastener with the trigger or safety element depressed - and do not drive fasteners on top of other fasteners, or at too steep of an angle. Always be careful when loading fasteners.

    For any additional information, please refer to the owner's manual of your tool.
     
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  • How A Nail Gun Works

    Ever wonder how your nail gun works? Learn the fundamentals of nailer operation, getting a behind the scenes look at the engineering marvels that power these game changing tools.

    The most common type of nail gun is pneumatic, or air-powered. Compressed air is supplied via a separate air compressor, which is powered by either electricity or gasoline. The air from the compressor is pushed through a hose into a holding area in the nail gun; this is called an air reservoir. The typical pneumatic nail gun uses a piston with a long shaft attached to it called a driver. The driver is what makes contact with the head of the nail and forces it into the work surface. The piston is located in a cylinder inside the main body of the nail gun. The air in the reservoir is held in place by a valve, which is located above the piston.

    Before the trigger is pulled, the air pressure below the piston is greater than the air pressure above it, which keeps the piston at the top of the cylinder. When the trigger of the nailer is depressed, the valve opens, forcing air into the cylinder and making the pressure above the piston greater than below it. This drives the piston down and hammers the nail. When the trigger is released, the air inside the nail gun around the cylinder is vented through the small holes drilled toward the bottom half of the cylinder. This makes the pressure below the piston greater than above it, and forces the piston back up to its starting position. Simultaneously, the valve opens back up and forces the used air through an exhaust port in the top of the nailer.

     
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  • How To Use A Framing Nail Gun Or Nailer

    Strip Nailers
    To use a strip nailer, pull back the magazine follower to prepare for loading. Insert the proper nails into the nailer's magazine - see manufacturer specs for fastener information.
    Keep in mind, some nail guns load from the top, while others load from the rear.
    After inserting nails, release the magazine follower to allow for tension on the nails. Now, you will want to attach your air line to the tool.
    To fire, most nailers will require the safety to be depressed against a surface, while the trigger is pulled at the same time.

    Two modes of operation are available, bump fire and sequential operation. Bump firing will eliminate the need to release and pull the trigger after each shot.

    Most nailers also feature an adjustable depth of drive. This allows for flush driving or countersink.

     

    Coil Nailers

    To use a coil nailer, open the magazine basket and front door latch. Inside the basket is an adjustable nail tray. Be sure to set the tray for the length of fastener you are using, to allow for optimal performance.

    Insert nails into the magazine basket. Toward the nose of the tool, you will find a feed pawl. The feed pawl guides nails into the chamber. Be sure to align the collation wire and nail head into the proper grooves.

    Close the magazine basket and door latch, attach your air line, and follow the same steps listed above to fire.

    Always consult the manufacturer's operating manual for exact instructions detailing the specific tool you are using.

     
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  • Max Rebar Tiers Now At Nail Gun Depot

    Nail Gun Depot now offers a full line of MAX rebar tying tools. These rebar tiers are five-times faster than manual tying, and provide consistent tie strength.

    MAX cordless rebar tying tools provide a very simple, convenient, safe way to tie rebar. Eliminate the old fashioned way of tying with your hands! Less than a second per tie! Excellent for commercial buildings, road and bridge construction, foundations, precast plants, bridges, radiant heating tubes, electrical conduits, sandbags, and fastening rebar to pour concrete.

    A full line of rebar tie wire and accessories is also available. All rebar tiers are in-stock and available for fast shipping. Contact customer service at 888-720-7892 or via live chat at Nail Gun Depot.

     
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