21 deg. air nailer: plastic strip?


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Old 04-06-21, 09:20 AM
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21 deg. air nailer: plastic strip?

Have an upcoming project that may include use of a nailer. As nails are cycled through the nailer, what happens to the plastic strip that held the nails? Does it eject from the nailer, or just fall out somehow?

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Old 04-06-21, 09:54 AM
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The head of the nail typically buries it in the wood.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 10:12 AM
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And always use safety glasses as plastic particles can and do fly out since not all of the plastic buries into the wood.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 11:11 AM
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And another word of caution. Never put any part of your body (hand, face) downstream from the point where you are nailing. I nailed myself, for the first time ever yesterday because I ignored that caution. I was using an 18 ga brad nailer to attach a short piece of crown molding return and was confident my hand was far enough away, It wasn't. The brad hit a knot, exited the wood and penetrated my palm to the bone.

I'm glad I wasn't using a framing nailer.
 
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Old 04-06-21, 05:59 PM
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Thanks, guys. I've had a similar experience, CW, a nail took a funny turn and just barely tagged me. I took that as a warning and after that kept my hands out of the field of fire.
 
 

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