Tame That Wayward Nail
Tame that wayward nail is post about Shop Tips bookmarked by chris with ID 13760197966 was uploaded on 19-01-2019 and has been viewed 296,073 times.
ERRANT NAIL? PULL, DON'T PUSH FOR THE CLEANEST FIXAir-nailers have made fastening much more efficient.I use my air-nailers on a daily basis to fasten small pieces of trim to cabinets, frames and doors.
While the process is much more efficient, there's a little less control when driving the nails, compared to hand nailing.Sometimes the smaller, 18 gauge nails can be redirected by knots or hard grain patterns.
This is no reason to give up this great tool.It's useful, and a project saver, to know how to fix those wayward nails! This nail, driven into red oak by a brad nailer, hit a dense spot of grain and was re-directed through the face frame.
This isn't uncommon when nailing thin gauge nails into hard woods.Fortunately, it's a simple fix that will be invisible when completed.STEP 1.First, clamp the work piece firmly to your bench.Then, drive the nail with a nail-set as deep as you can into the trim.
This will force the nail into the trim and further through the face frame.STEP 2.With pliers or channel-locks, pull the nail through the face frame.Place a protective block of wood on the face frame so you don't dent...