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  • How To Choose A Nail Gun For Your Project

    You've decided to use a nail gun on your next project, but what type of nailer do you need? Nail guns come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the project you need it to complete. To learn what makes each type of nail gun unique, let's look at some of the main ones homeowners use:

    • Framing nail gun - This type of nail gun is used for larger projects such as fencing, deck building, sub-flooring and (of course) framing. These nailers are also excellent for projects involving plaster, as hammering can crack and loosen plaster.
    • Finish nail gun - This nail gun drives either 15 or 16 gauge nails - depending on the finish nailer - and is used for crown molding, baseboards, cabinets, chair rails, wood furniture, decorative trim, millwork, caskets, hardwood flooring, furniture and paneling. Finish nails are sturdy enough to hold these larger pieces, but small enough that they can be puttied over for the finished product.

    FinishPro42XP

    • Brad nail gun - A brad nailer drives even smaller, 18 gauge brad nails, versus a finish nailer. Brad nailers are used for smaller trim, as larger nails can split the wood. Using a hammer to drive brad nails can be frustrating due to their ultra-thin pins that can bend easily.

    Hitachi NT50AE2

    Now you need to decide how to power your nail gun:

    • Gas-powered - This nail gun uses a fuel cell with a rechargeable battery. This nailer does not require an air compressor, hose or cord - which makes it convenient. However, this is a more costly way to power your nailer.
    • Air powered or pneumatic - This is the most popular choice for power fastening tools, as it is a cheap, powerful and convenient way to power your nail gun. This nail gun uses compressed air to drive nails. If you choose pneumatic, make sure that the air requirement for the nail gun and the compressor match - ensuring your nail gun will work properly.
    Bostitch Pneumatic Finish Nailer

    Don't forget to consider the brand when making your decision, trusted brands such as Stanley Bostitch, Hitachi, Senco or Paslode will usually lead to less jams and repairs. Nail guns can speed up a job, allow you to drive nails into hard to reach areas, and drive smaller nails without the frustration of bending or breaking. NailGunDepot.com offers a wide selection of nailers, so check us out - and good luck on your next project!

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  • What's New In Innovation?

    As part of our ongoing mission to supply the construction trades with the latest and greatest innovation in tools, we like to update our loyal customers with important trends and product information. As part of our evergreen, growing inventory of tools and accessories, we are proud to offer the following new products:

    • Meet the Dewalt DCN690B (replaced by Dewalt DCN692B) and the DCN690M1 (replaced by Dewalt DCN692M1), 100 percent battery operated cordless framing nailers - the first of their kind. Revolutionary to the nail gun industry, these tools operate on battery power only. The DCN690M1 uses a powerful Lithium Ion battery to maximize output and increase productivity with its versatile design. As with all of the tools offered on NailGunDepot.com, we offer these nailers at a price significantly below many of our competitors. Check out the specs on these nail guns by clicking the above links.
    • Are you familiar with the Spotnails Crossfire Cap Stapler? If so, then you will love the revised and updated version of this tool, now offered as the Stinger CS150. The CS150, much like the previous Crossfire model, can handle 7/8” and 1-1/4” staples, but can now work with up to 1-1/2” staples. It features the same lightweight and durable Crossfire technology, but revised and improved for better service on the job site. The CS150 is perfect for house wrap, roofing felt and foam board. Get yours today at NailGunDepot.com.
    • Have you heard? Senco is now offering a five-year limited warranty on ALL of their Xtreme Pro products. Xtreme Pro models can be found by the “XP” notation at the end of the model name. Senco, known for offering well-built, professional grade tools, stands behind their reputable name by offering this industry-leading warranty on XP models. Keep this in mind when looking for your next nailer or stapler, especially if you are looking for long-term value in your tool.

    Have a product or idea that you would like to see on Nail Gun Depot or this blog, contact us at sales@nailgundepot.com and let us know your thoughts! Check back regularly, as we will update every Tuesday with tips, tools, project ideas and more!

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  • How To Clean & Maintain Your Paslode Cordless Nailer

    Many people aren’t aware of how little maintenance is required to keep your Paslode tools in top working condition. Less than twenty minutes, once every six months, that’s all it takes. We’ve compiled the steps for maintaining your cordless tools:

    • Gather Needed Supplies - Grab your lint free rag, tool oil, tool cleaner, and Allen wrench. A lint free rag is important as you don’t want to leave any particles in the tool.
    • Safety First - Remove everything; battery, fuel, and nails.

     

    Maintenance:

    • Clean - Grab your tool cleaner. Begin removing dirt and residue from the filter, cylinder head assembly and combustion chamber.
    • Oil - Oil your motor assembly sleeve, seal rings and combustion chamber.
    • Reassemble - Make sure that all screws are tight. Loose screws can result in personal injury or malfunction - for example, a loose nose could cause your nailer to fire multiple nails.
    • Test it - Make sure everything is in working order. It is normal for the tool to release a small amount of smoke. However, if something is malfunctioning, you are going to want to consult the product manual. If you can’t resolve the problem, contact the manufacturer.

     

    Tips:

    *Don’t forget to check the expiration date on the fuel cells. If your fuel is expired, this could be causing problems.

    *YouTube videos can be a great resource for tool maintenance, if you are doing maintenance for the first time or prefer a visual example.

    A well maintained tool can lead to improved productivity and years of reliable service.

     

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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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  • 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 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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  • Brand New From Duo-Fast & Powernail

    Nail Gun Depot is excited to announce the introduction of Duo-Fast's DFCR175C, the world's first fuel-powered coil roofing nailer. Without the need for air hoses and costly air compressors, this unit is great for both homeowners and professionals alike.
    Another one of a kind tool, the new Powernail Power Palm flooring nailer makes blind and face nailing a breeze. This palm nailer gets as close to the wall as possible - compared to other trim or face nailer options.
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