Published at Friday, 10 August 2018. Nailer. By Alta Roach.
Brad nailers are also known as pin tools or finish nailers. As the name suggests, these nailers are used for finishing purposes, and the nails used are much smaller in size and often rounded so that they are not very visible to an onlooker. The nailers are usually stick-type and are commonly used for punching in the last few nails to add the finishing touch to the project. They are designed to work on lighter and smaller materials.
As to the safety features of these nailers, they usually have a safe nose which needs to be depressed before its trigger is engaged and be pulled. For most types, they will also include an anti-marring tip made of rubber. This tip is made to be slipped on top of the nose's tip to prevent the nailer from possibly giving damage to the wood and molding which is being nailed.
When you're using the finish nailer, have the tip positioned on to the trim board where you want to have the nail driven. Then, carefully adjust its position so that you'll drive the nail in the right direction. Usually, when the finish nailer's cylinder and its tip line up perpendicularly to the board's face, it gets your nail driven squarely in the board. In some cases however, you need to adjust the nail's angle so you can capture enough wood behind the molding or trim you're using.
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