That does not happen with chucking the headless finish nail "bit" in a
drill. I don't know what you did, but you did the something or the
wood was wonky and would have split regardless of what spun the nail.
I clip off the head, chuck it into the drill, file the flats a bit to
sharpen up the edges, then spin the drill to see if the nail is
straight. They usually aren't. I bend the nail by hand until there
is little to no run-out, and it's good to go.
I did that and it still split a few times. That has never happened with
the spinner. I only had 3 sets of door casings to do and was not about
to go out and buy a compressor and trim nail gun for the task. I was
also not about to go out and find one to borrow and then go hunt for
the proper nails for it.
The clipped nail chucked in the drill split the wood while you were
driving it? That's curious. Where were these nails located that
split the wood, what size were they and what sort of wood were the
I don't see how the physics of spinning a nail with a spinner is any
different than spinning it with a drill, but that's neither here nor
I needed one about 2 years ago and could only find them at Sears.
I hit a couple s Sear locations in my area but they were "out of
I was too lazy to buy a couple through Sears online store.
Now they appear to be MIA everywhere..... :(
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