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How to Oil a Nail Gun (Stepwise Guide)

Nail guns are quite an investment for home users or contractors.  It provides speed accuracy and efficiency which makes it a working man’s best friend. So, it is very imperative that they should run well to keep your working life hassle free.

But like any other machine they get old and need proper maintenance to keep them running smoothly to get the desired result every time. Oiling is the major maintenance work which is mandatory to keep a nail gun working.

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18 Different Types of Nail Guns With Their Uses

We discussed 10 types of nail guns based on their uses, 4 types considering their power source and 4 types based on their physical structure.

While decorating your home, inside or outside, the nail gun plays an important role in your woodworking jobs. It might be garden works, door settings, trimming works, furniture settings etc. A quality nailer not only reduces your efforts and time but also ensures quality finishing. In addition, if you properly know how a nail gun works then you could finish your nailing jobs with a professional touch.

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Pin Nailer vs Finish Nailer: Things to Know

For all home renovation projects, finish carpentry is a major part and all the work related to it such as trimming, crown molding, attaching baseboards, window or door casing, trimming etc. can be done easily with the help of a nail gun.  Using a nail gun for all these jobs makes them relatively easy, saves your time and keeps your fingers safe from those crazy hammer blows.

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Why Owning a Small and Lightweight Chainsaw is a Good Idea

There are some power tools that are often overlooked. They often tend to be ones that are surprisingly useful, but you simply don’t think about them. While you will undoubtedly have in your shed a lawnmower, probably a drill and sander, saws of various kinds and other smaller, more common items, have you got a chainsaw? Why would you want one? You may not have considered the benefits of such a tool, but in fact, they are very useful indeed. 

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16 vs 18 Gauge Nailer: Which One To Get?

You already got the idea of the different types of nailers and their applications or usages after doing a few pieces of research over the internet. And, you’re here as you’re confused about which one should be your choice to buy based on your requirements. Hopefully, you’ll get the proper guidance after reading this guideline that will depict the comparison, 16 vs 18 gauge nailer. Let’s get it started.

First of all, the digit of the gauge of a nailer (like 16 or 18) is inversely related to the diameter. That means 18 gauge nailer is smaller than 16 gauge nailer. I know, you’re a little bit surprised but it’s true.

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What is Toenailing and How to Toenail Wood Properly

When you’re a newbie at working with wood for your DIY projects, you may have developed the habit of driving a nail straight down your workpiece.

By and large, that’s a good habit. But in some cases, you need to drive a nail at an angle into a piece of wood.

This is called toenailing. It’s actually skilled that every carpenter develops because you’re eventually going to need it.

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