Awwshucks, thanks guys. The customer has some old English 'drop' glass
which she's having cut to fit and a few pieces of black bevelled
glass. It's after a door of a pub she frequented when still 'just a
During assembly, the 23 ga pin-nailer made its money back in a hurry.
It's so sweet.. toss a small bar clamp on the mullion, a drop of glue
and a gentle squeeze, and pop, pop a couple of pins in the coping from
the back. I used some 3/4" ones. Kinda funny to be standing there with
10,000 nails in your shirt pocket. The ideal tool for that job alone.
I would use that method even if the job wasn't going to get painted.
The 'holes' from the nailer are so inconspicuous as to be virtually
But, alas the project comes to a temporary halt as I am fixing to
depart on a venture with a buddy of mine. First Federated Tools (David
Eisan) in London, then Lee Valley and All-in-One tools in Mississauga,
then food at my favourite mexican joint in Toronto, then, at Massey
Hall, the farwell concert of one of my all-time favourite bands, The
Rheostatics. (Regional hits like 'Claire' and 'Bad Time To Be Poor.'
'Record Body Count' was another.
Should be quite a weekend.
It is the only Craftsman piece I own. It is a Nikle... for close to
half the price.
If the max. nail length doesn't impede you, then it is a good deal. It
justifies itself when making 5-piece doors... especially when you have
a mess of small mullions to handle. It hasn't jammed once.
I have had a Craftsman oilless brad nailer for about 12 years now and it too
has been pretty dependable with no jams that I recall. I have been waiting
for the Nikle/Craftsman to be available again and I just got an e-mail
yesterday indicating that they are back in stock. I'm going to the ww show
today and will probably order one if I don't pick one up there. Swingman
has a nice Omer but I have already needed to use it a couple of time since I
borrowed his in December.
I would be using it for small 1/4 rounds and attaching 1/4" pieces to other
1/4" pieces where clamps just get in the way.
It is re-branded. I do not think it can do nails with any heads. The
passage way is so tiny, I can't imagine how. I know there are some out
there that will... I recently saw a reference to 21 gauge..could have
been a typo.
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