How to choose the right nail or stapler gun
The nail guns being used on construction sites or by roofers today are most likely the professional pneumatic models that require a separate electric air compressor connected to the nail gun by a high-pressure air hose. This makes for an overall cumbersome setup. A common complaint with air hoses, just like extension cords, is that they often get caught on things, become stiff in colder weather, can be a tripping hazard and are a pain to coil up after use. The good news is that there are now plenty of power tool brands and models that offer cordless, battery-operated nail guns that make a wide range of nailing tasks for the DIYer much faster and easier. Which nail gun is right for you depends on what type of nails you need to drive for your task or project. The smallest would be a “pin nailer” for driving small nails with virtually no head to attach various wood pieces (beading and molding) to furniture or for installing medium size window trim, baseboard, crown molding, and door casings. The next size up is a “brad nailer” for 18-gauge brad nails ranging from 3.2-16.1 centimeters in length (the maximum length for a specific brand of nail gun can vary) that are good for building furniture and installing paneling, trim, baseboard, and so on. The next size up from that would probably be the largest most DIYers would use, which is a “finish nailer” to drive 15-gauge finish nails, although the even larger “framing nailer” can be used for framing out new structures.
Did you know? The first modern nail gun
Nail guns are a relatively recent innovation in the world of power tools. Engineer Morris Pynoos developed the prototype of a nail gun used in the construction of the Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose” strategic airlift flying boat. But the first commercial pneumatic nail gun was invented by three construction workers (Marvin Hirsch, Rueben Miller, and John Ollig). It became available in 1954 and was designed for use while standing to nail down layers of flooring such as subflooring and sheathing.
Pro-tip: bump firing for faster nailing and stapling
Sometimes, you need to drive a lot of nails or staples that don’t require precise placement. Look for brands and models of nail guns that offer two different modes of firing. One will be called single shot or sequential mode so you can precisely locate where each nail goes and pull the trigger to fire a single shot. The other firing mode is called contact actuated, though most people call it “bump firing” or “bounce firing” because the gun will fire when you tap the tip against the surface of the workpiece. This allows for much faster driving of a series of nails or staples.
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Stages are similar to parallel dimensions, and technicians are their makers. They avoid spotlights, but not much goes on without their contribution.
Scenography is not just about fancy backgrounds - it’s about creating an environment. It has to take spectators to a different time and space. It’s a lot of work, but still it has a short life. Drapery, panels, curtains, and the frames they are attached to, are often very flashy and showy, but at the same time, the most fragile. We once used a lot of nails and screws, but nowadays, if you choose the right staples, a nail gun makes life much easier.