A framing nailer, sometimes also called as framing gun or a nail gun is one of the primary tools for home building and maintenance. An appropriate framing nailer could drive nails into the walls faster than any carpenter can ever do. This speeds-up the process of framing a wall exponentially. Once you learn how to handle the tool, it becomes a layman’s job.
Here are some tips on how to do wonders with the awesome tool:
- A framing nailer contains a circular drum-like structure located directly above the nailer’s tip, from where the nails are rotated and punched in.
- The tip is provided as a safety feature and to provide proper aim at the point where we want to project the nail. The tip serves as a support to aid injection of the nail.
- Before firing, the entire nailer must be aligned towards the point of projection, where we want the-nail to land.
- After pressing the nailer tip into-the wood, make sure the nailer fires only one nail into-the wood (about 1/8 inches deep).
- You can always adjust the depth on the nailer, depending on whether you want it to penetrate more or less.
Things to keep in mind while buying Nailers:
- First of all, don’t go for attractive designs. Remember, all that glitters is not gold. Focus on quality of the product.
- RECOMMENDED MODELS:
Keeping the quality in mind, some of the top companies are HITACHI, BOSTITCH, BOSCH, etc.
- Figure out what type of load requirements you have to deal with. If it’s for continuous duty, go for a heavy duty model. But, if it is for a short or intermittent duty, then normal models may serve the purpose, without digging a hole in your pocket.
- Be well aware of the rotating mechanisms that are preferable for your needs. Some have pneumatic controls, i.e, they are controlled entirely by manipulating wind pressures and don’t have any electrical motors. On the other hand, some are supported by electrical motors which produce torques to rotate drive the nails through the wood.