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#1 posted 01-28-2018 12:02 AM

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


- John Smith

Out of one side of your mouth came a very nice apology, while out of the other side of your mouth, in the same paragraph, you pretty much blamed me for giving bad information which lead to your interjection.

1st let me say that just because he missed a brad and was asking about removal in no way tells you what his experience is with pneumatic nailers. Then you reference my bad information because he is working on a fine piece of furniture, no offense, but it’s trim on a dvd shelf. It’s up to the OP to take any information given and decide themselves if they wish to experiment. They can’t decide on a method if they don’t know about it.

2nd, lumberjocks is about sharing information. People give suggestions based on their own experiences, which the OP can take away from whatever they want.
The OP is not the only person reading the comments so information shared goes out to everyone else that reads as well. Nothing shared nothing learned. I can tell by some of the follow up comments that a lot of people never thought of that method.

There was nothing wrong with your suggestion, just as there was nothing wrong with mine, but I did not comment telling the OP, or anyone else reading, that they should not use a hammer and punch.
Also, if you knew me at all you would know that I have a dry sense of humor and that the line fire away was more tongue and cheek. I mean, really, who is going to pick up the nailer and go Bam Bam Bam to set the nail?

Anyway, no apology was necessary, I’ll take it for what it was.

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