How to Use a Pneumatic Framing Nail Gun

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Pneumatic framing nail guns fire nails into wood easier, and without spending time with a hammer. Fire out nails into your framing with help from a professional remodeler in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Chris Palmer. In this segment, I'm going to show you how to use a pneumatic framing nail gun. To use the framing nailer, this safety tip has to be progressed, and that can happen either by pushing it into your work and hen hitting the trigger, or you can hold the trigger down and then push the gun into your work and that will fire a nail as well. The word gun is the operative word here. Treat this tool with a lot of respect and care. It's shooting a sharp nail at a 120 pounds per square inch of pressure. Very dangerous tool. Nails can sometimes deflect. They can also sometimes shoot a little bit crooked so if you're holding your work piece and nailing close to your hand, it's probably not a good idea. You need to hold your work as far back from the gun as you can and think about who or what is on the other side of the work even if you don't expect that nail to come through your work piece. Here is your air connection. Here is your nail fill release clip. Pull that back, put your nails in, here are your 16s. You can see that they follow the angle of the clip. It can hold two of those clips. You put them in, release the catch, hook up the air and you're ready to go. When you're hooking up air, point the gun away from yourself and any other people or things that you don't want to shoot. A good tip to keep in mind is if you're face nailing two by lumber with your 16s, if you angle the nail a little bit, the point won't come out the other side. So again, I depress that safety and hit the trigger. Or I hold the trigger tight and depress the safety tip by pushing it into my work. I'm Chris Palmer, thanks for watching. That's how you use a framing nail gun.

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