I sometimes use my pneumatic framing nailer to install siding or exterior trim. But before doing so, I affix a homemade nosepiece to the nailer. The nosepiece does two things: First, it keeps the prongs of the nailer from marring the work, and second, the nosepiece allows me to adjust the depth that the tool sets the nail. As shown in the drawing, I made the nosepiece out of a 2-in. section of garden hose. I slit the hose so that it would slip over the nailer’s business end. Then I secured the hose with a pipe clamp. By the way, on some nailers you might have to make a notch in the pipe clamp to allow the nails to pass unimpeded from the magazine into the nailer’s nose.
Diane Wray, Coupeville, WA