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Finishing Tasks Faster with a Finish Nailer

There are numerous comparisons of the best finish nailers on the internet today. And while some of you are still looking for the perfect nailer, a lot of you probably own a finish nailer already. But before we go through with the process, what is this nailer exactly?

A finishing nailer or finish nail gun is a tool loved by many woodworkers. It shoots nails to small trim boards and wood (softwood, plywood, hardwood) with ease. This tool allows the user to finish the nailing faster (pun intended) and be more productive.

How Should I Use It?

Step 1: Place the center of the finish nail tip

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Locate where you want the nail to go. Mark the spot with a pencil if necessary. Position the center of the nail tip where the nail should be correctly positioned. This will also avoid blow out (the nail coming out of the wrong direction).

FYI: Nail blow out is often the result of crooked angling of the trim, gun, or molding.

Line up the gun in the way you wish the nail to go to ensure that you don’t dislodge the position of your nail tip.

Step 2: Depress the safety nose

Just so you know, finish nailers feature a safety nose that should be depressed before the nailer’s trigger is engaged and can be pulled.

Step 3: Pull the trigger

Just like when you shoot a gun to release the bullet, you also need to pull the trigger of a finish nailer to release the nail.

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What Are The Tips I Should Know?

Position parts with a gauge

To obtain accurate and consistent placement of parts, use a gauge to keep them in position before securing them using your finish nailer.

Deal with stray nails the right way

All you have to do is pull these nails out. If you can’t, then break them off. You could bend stray nails into place and pound them back out using a hammer later on. Most of the time, however, the best thing to do is break some of its parts off and make use of your nail set to sink the rest.

Avoid nail jams by opening the latch

Finish nail guns feature a latch that’s so easy to open. To solve the famous nail jam problem, you merely have to unfasten the lock of the finish nailer (located at the front part) and take out the jammed nails. If you’re working with a pneumatic nailer, make sure you disconnect it from your air compressor first. And if you’re using a cordless finish nailer, remove the battery before opening the latch too.

Want more tips? Watch this video below.

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5 Must-Try Korean Dishes for People Who Love Beef

Korean beef barbecue

Picture this – a beef barbecue with plenty of banchan dishes, which are the wide array of side dishes commonly served in a typical Korean meal. With the quality of Korean beef making it more expensive than pork or chicken, eating it can be a real treat. For the authentic Korean cuisine experience, here are some of the beef-based dishes you need to try.

1. Bulgogi or Korean beef barbecue is thinly sliced beef soaked in a marinade usually made with soy sauce and other ingredients. It is then cooked on a grill. If you are dining in a Korean restaurant, you have the option of grilling it yourself at the table or have it served already cooked.

2. Galbi is a dish made with either pork or beef ribs as main ingredients. It is also often referred to as Korean barbecue as it can also be cooked at the table much like bulgogi. The meat used for galbi, however, is sliced more thickly than the ones used for bulgogi and does not have to be marinated or seasoned before cooking.

3. Galbitang is a rich soup dish made with beef short ribs. There are two types of galbitang — the spicy or the non-spicy.

4. Soegogi-muguk is a non-spicy beef and radish soup loved by children and adults alike. It is fairly easy to prepare and quite filling, especially when paired with rice.

5. Soegogi-gui is how Koreans grill and enjoy their beef. The grilled meat is often served with hot pepper paste, bean paste, onions, and lettuce. Wrapping it inside a lettuce leaf with the hot pepper paste and bean paste mixture and a little of the side dish of your choice is one of the best ways to eat it.