How to Load Brad Nails into a Nailgun

What You'll Need
Nail gun
Brads of appropriate size
Safety goggles
Power supply for the nail gun, air or electric

Loading brad nails into a nail-gun is one of the things that will need to be learned when using a nail-gun the first time. When doing a project that requires the use of brads, it will be necessary to use an electric or pneumatic nail gun. In this instance we will focus on the pneumatic type of nail-gun.

Step 1 - Preparation

Read all warning labels furnished with the nail-gun and follow them. Some models require the air hose be connected while others require it to be disconnected. Follow the instructions and requirements for the type of nail-gun being used.

Step 2 - Opening the Brad Magazine

Depress cartage release and slide the magazine back to expose the holder. This provides access into the magazine into which you will load the brads.

Step 3 - Inserting the Brads

Make sure the head of the brad fits into one of the provided slots. The magazine is pregrooved to accept many size brads or nails. Load as many brads as will comfortably fit in the magazine. Be careful not to overload the magazine. Slide the magazine closed until it clicks or snaps in place.

    Types of Loading Mechanisms

    It should be noted that some nail-guns load brads from the side and others load from the top similar to a standard office staple gun. Whichever is the case, ensure a proper fit of the brads to the loading devise for safety's sake.