Ask Wwgoa Fixing Nail Blowouts
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Question:I'm sure that this never happened to you, but… I was nailing on a face frame (I know, I didn't want to use nails but the angles of this cabinet made it nearly impossible to get good gluing pressure) and a few of the brads blew out the side of the cabinet (see photo).
What is the best way to deal with this? Should I try to pull the brad out from the front/back, snip of off and file it or some other method? Maybe this would be a good chapter in a future video - brad nailers or something.
' Submitted by anonymous Answer: This has only happened to me about 8 million times.The brads are so small they won't tolerate being driven backwards.Your best bet is to cut them off.Here are a couple approaches.
Use a pair of side cutters and nip the brad as close as possible to the surface of the wood.The problem is that most side cutters only let you get so close.A handy tool to have for occasions like this is the FastCap End Nip Trimmers fastcap.
com.They're ground so that the cutter is right at the face of the nippers, allowing you to cut flush...