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A guide to using an air nail gun

Air nail guns, also called as pneumatic nailers, utilises compressed air to drive nails into wood or lumber. There are various kinds of air nail guns, which includes wide-crown staplers, brad nailers, trim nailers and framing nailers. When using these types of power tools, safety should be of primary consideration. Read this article to learn more.

Steps to using an air nail gun

1) Attach the air hose to the compressor. Next, start the compressor then set its output pressure to 80 to 100 PSI. 2) Fill the empty magazine of the nail gun with a new nail rack. 3) Put around three drops of oil in the air coupler of the nail gun. Next, connect the air hose to the coupler. 4) Fix into place the wood that you would be nailing. Push the nail gun's nose against the wood and aim it in the direction where the nail would be put in. To drive a nail into the board or wood, press the trigger of the nail gun. 5) If you see that nails are being driven too deep into the wood (with the nail's head not level with the surface of the board) or not deeply enough, try adjusting the dial found on the gun's nose.  

Warnings and tips

1) If you find that even after tinkering with the gun's nail-adjustment dial, depth is still not corrected, try lowering or raising the the compressor's output pressure. 2) When using power tools such as air nail guns, it is essential that you wear proper safety equipment, such as safety glasses. It would also be advisable to use some form of ear protection as these tools can get quite loud. Moreover, do not attempt to disable or remove the trigger safety on the nail gun's nose to prevent unnecessary accidents or injuries. 3) Treat a pneumatic nailer just like a loaded firearm and do not point it at anyone. 4) Watch where you place your hands on work surfaces, as an air nail gun can easily pierce through a hand that has been incorrectly positioned. 5) Never stand on the other side of a board that is being nailed by a pneumatic nail gun, as a nail may past through the lumber and hit you.

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