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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 07:12 PM

Jbay – I apologize emphatically for letting the little things get to me so quickly.

the original poster is apparrantly new to pneumatic nailers in general and I thought
I had offered an easy entry level way to fix his immediate issue – which was how
to repair the blowout. he is working on a nice piece of furniture and I felt he needed
the less aggressive approach. and to me, it was the nippers and nail set of the same size as the brad.
then when you offered up to use the set pin on the nailer, pull the nails back and fire away.
I guess the “fire away” is what did it – - – like a shootout at the OK Corral. BAM BAM BAM.
which, to an unskilled person that had never used that technique before, would have probably
ruined his piece. I just felt that it was the wrong advice for the situation at hand and I do take
full responsibility for my offensive responses. we both have decades of experience with pneumatic
nailers and we both have our different remedies for different issues. experience comes with time.
the original poster should not be experimenting on a nice piece of furniture at this time.
I should have chosen my words more carefully and I will do so in the future so as not to promote
thread drift or become confrontational.
I still stand by my response of the side cutters and nail set. it is what I have used for years and it works for me.

again – I am sorry for taking the cheap shots and bantering.
it takes the focus away from the main issue and I apologize to all that I may have offended.

John Smith

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