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How NOT to Blow Your Hand Off With a Paslode Brad Nailer By PaslodeBradNailer.info My first experience with a Paslode Brad Nailer scared the hell out of me. It was all I could do not to pack it all away, and resort to a hammer and nail – because at least then I could hit the hammer on my thumb as hard or as gently as I wanted. I’d got used to this over the years. However, a brad nailer will do you some serious damage, if you use it like an idiot. And believe me when I say I treated it with the maximum respect. Well, the first nail I put in, I actually closed my eyes, turned away, and apparently the nail went into the wood really easily. Amazing! After a few trials with the Paslode brad nailer, I soon realised that although it looks a beast of a machine, it really is quite easy to use, and you don’t have to have arms like Popeye to wield it around, and put a few beams in place. The jobs I’d decided on doing ensured I would be busy for about 3 hours solid with traditional hand tools. The Paslode simply plugged away, doing its job, and never tired, jammed or slowed. It was as reliable as a 57 Chevy. Surprisingly, it took me more time to actually read the manual, than do the job – which only took me about 20 minutes to finish. A lot of people simply skip the manual, and head straight for the good bit – but to be honest I was feeling a little bit pedantic, and read the safety instructions. A few of the safety instructions had me a little lost for words. ALWAYS keep the brad nailer out of the reach of children:- Now I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but to be honest, I really don’t want my 4 year old running round the house nailing the dog to the doors, or clay pigeon shooting with toy cars. So that is a given, fair enough.

How NOT to Blow Your Hand Off With a Paslode Brad Nailer


This tool should be used in a well ventilated area:- Okay, now I have to confess this is good information when you’re using a Paslode brad nailer. When I was making a table, I used a jigsaw to carve up the wood, and the room I was doing it in was about 13ft by 13ft. So I naturally assumed I had plenty of room around me. Oh, no. Even in that space, the dust kicked up off the wood and went straight up my nose, along with little shards of splinters. Heed this part well – you never know. Always use eye and ear protection:- Unfortunately, I had a mishap with some ear protectors. I was trying my best to put some flooring down, and was inching backward, tracking the nails in. My friend shouted me, as I was moving a little too close to some paint. I couldn’t hear him. I backed up further, hit the paint, knocked it off the 2nd floor, through a hole and on to the carpenters below. This is not a nice way to treat your workmates. In all seriousness – watch yourself with power tools. They bite back. From www.paslodebradnailer.info

How NOT to Blow Your Hand Off With a Paslode Brad Nailer


How NOT To Blow Your Hand Off With A Paslode Brad Nailer