Awhile back i asked for advice regarding air nailers & finish
nailers.great advice....most recommended was Senco brand and you folks
were right XP41 fantastic !
Now for 51 year old Mr Stupid story.
Been doing woodworking/carpentry hobby for almost 40 years, finally got
modern with the finish air nailer, thought i was in "Control" NOT!
Typing with one hand right now, left hand in a thick bandage, covering
the wound from a surgically removed 2 1/2" 15ga. nail that went
through index finger, knuckle joint........
Took a chance by nailing through a small knot, rather than cut another
board that was clear wood....Stupid.
So be careful ! Should be back using the nailer on CLEAR wood in 2
It is a great machine though and would recommend ti to everyone.
Glad to hear that you will be back up in a couple of weeks...
You mentioning that you "finally got modern" reminds of my close friend that
is 18 years my senior. He is in the handy man repair business and
occasionally he gets me to help with the jobs that require "woodworking".
He has finally replaced his "MiterSaw", the kind that requires you to move
your hand back and forth many times to cut a board, with an electric one.
And still today he thanks me for introducing him to the Airless Palsode
Framing Nailer that he now owns.
And the knuckle to boot. One thing I notice when people get nailers is
they tend to run the longest nails they can thiniking they will be
better but this can often be the outcome. Even if the nail doesnt hit a
knot it can just be shot at a slight angle or veer out of the wood. When
you shoot together say 1x stock with a 2 1/2 (not saying thats what you
were doing) there is 1 3/4" of nail in the adjoining piece. Thats a lot
I just find that often times people are shooting too long a nail for
the application and blow outs like this are more common that way. I have
had them myself but luckily no meat was in the way. Additionally when
nailing thin stock (1x and under) it can be a trick to get the nailer
lined up so the nail stays in the wood.
Glad you are ok and will be back in the saddle again soon.
The mystery of 3 Only a few know ! wrote:
If your hand is far enough away nailing through wood with knots should not
be a problem. Anyway, don't feel so bad, I've known of a few similar
incidents and came close myself with a framing nailer. You can't assume the
nail is going to go straight in, whether the wood is clear or not.
Me too. I think everyone has whether they will admit it or not. best
rule I have heard (and obey faithfully) is to keep your hand at least
the length of the nail AWAY from where the nail is doing the work.
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