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Theres a Better Way

Lost the Cap for your Pneumatic Nailer? Try This

comments (0) October 22nd, 2009 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

For use with multi-clip THERE's A BETTER WAY BLOG posts only

Video Length: 0:56
Produced by: John Ross; Edited by Michael Dobsevage


When you're done using your pnuematic nailer it's important to seal the nipple that connects to your air source so that it doesn't collect dust. Some manufacturers provide a plastic cap that is tethered to the nailer, but not all do, and inevitably these caps can fall off and get lost.

Ted Miller, a Fine Homebuilding reader from Woodstock, Va., sent us this tip to solve this problem. He roles up a simple foam earplug and stuffs it in the nipple at the end of the day when he's done using his nail gun. Problem solved. Thanks Ted.

P.S. Looking for another fun use for your foam ear plugs? Check out this Pneumatic Office Nailer (or jobsite nailer) from associate editor Chris Ermides. All it takes is a length of copper pipe and some ear plugs and you're ready for a good time...


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