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Old 06-07-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Building our garage yesterday and I asked my wife to put a nail in a brace when I lifted the wall. She said she was unsure about the nail gun because when we were building the house it kicked back on her hard.

The first nail went in no problem but then it bounced and fired again sending a nail two feet down the wall into the side of my thumb.

Didn't stay in my thumb so I didn't get a picture but I kept the nail as a reminder
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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But, but, ANYBODY can shoot nail guns and run power equipment.....at least on all those TV shows.

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into the side of my thumb.
Your thumb and your eye is about the same size. . .so. . .now I'll have to look up videos of nails being extracted from eyeballs.
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But, but, ANYBODY can shoot nail guns and run power equipment.....at least on all those TV shows.

Lol I guess. She's good with the miter saw just not a framing nailer
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Had a kid building walls and the hitachi double shot and went into the joint of his pointer finger where the finger connects to the hand. It stuck in and I had to pull it out. Thank goodness he had his hand back about 6" or it would really be in there deep. It was only about a quarter inch. I took him to the walk in clinic and the doctor said he needed to go to the hospital. Turns out the nail actually fractured his finger. Never in my 18 years have I seen a nail break a bone. I since then have turned the gun to single shot for him.
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I was working with a jittery retired guy once. I was already nervous when he picked up the gun, then shot a nail through 4 fingers of his glove. He was pretty lucky that he didn't hit any meat.
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Lol I guess. She's good with the miter saw just not a framing nailer


I didn't mean that to dis you or your wife in any way.
It was meant as a general observance that all those tv shows make it look like no skill is needed to use any tools.
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I didn't mean that to dis you or your wife in any way.

It was meant as a general observance that all those tv shows make it look like no skill is needed to use any tools.

No worries I didn't take it as an insult in any way
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But were you both wearing safety glasses?
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Back in thw 70's I worked for a place building all wood framed modular homes.These were constructed just about as close as you can get to a site built stick framed house.
Had around 125 guys building 1.5 houses a day all using air nailers and utility knives.
You would be amazed at the amount of people I took to the emergency room.I have seen guys nail their hands and feet to floor joist and roofs.
I'm glad they only had a few guys dedicated to running saws.
All you can do is grab a worm drive and cut the wood out and take it to the hospital with them.That's how we handled it for fear of making the injury worse.
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But were you both wearing safety glasses?

We were thankfully
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Back in thw 70's I worked for a place building all wood framed modular homes.These were constructed just about as close as you can get to a site built stick framed house.
Had around 125 guys building 1.5 houses a day all using air nailers and utility knives.
You would be amazed at the amount of people I took to the emergency room.I have seen guys nail their hands and feet to floor joist and roofs.
I'm glad they only had a few guys dedicated to running saws.
All you can do is grab a worm drive and cut the wood out and take it to the hospital with them.That's how we handled it for fear of making the injury worse.
The nail may be plugging an artery that it nicked. Let the docs pull it out.
I've heard that severed arteries limit their bleeding but nicks are much worse.
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We were thankfully
Bullsh!t you were wearing safety glasses. And your dumb ass probably left it on bump fire.
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Bullsh!t you were wearing safety glasses. And your dumb ass probably left it on bump fire.

The gun is always on bump fire bc you have to change that trigger to change it.

As for safety glasses I always have safety glasses on and most the time I have earplugs in thank you very much. I have safety rated Oakley sunglasses that are on my head from the moment I leave my house in the morning.
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I have safety rated Oakley sunglasses that are on my head from the moment I leave my house in the morning.
I started that habit about 15 years ago (with Oakley's, too) so now it just feels natural for me to have glasses on all the time. I know for a fact my eyesight has been saved a couple of times by safety glasses.
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I started that habit about 15 years ago (with Oakley's, too) so now it just feels natural for me to have glasses on all the time. I know for a fact my eyesight has been saved a couple of times by safety glasses.

The only downside is having a raccoon tan for most of the year
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Bullsh!t you were wearing safety glasses. And your dumb ass probably left it on bump fire.

Have you ever framed anything? You'd be an idiot if you were trying to be productive and only doing single shot.



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Building our garage yesterday and I asked my wife to put a nail in a brace when I lifted the wall. She said she was unsure about the nail gun because when we were building the house it kicked back on her hard.

The first nail went in no problem but then it bounced and fired again sending a nail two feet down the wall into the side of my thumb.

Didn't stay in my thumb so I didn't get a picture but I kept the nail as a reminder

This is why I stay far away from my wife when she has a power tool. Hah atleast the next time you guys are arguing and you're feeling like you're loosing you can say " well you shot me" you'll win every fight with that line


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I should clarify that will only work up till you have a kid


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The only downside is having a raccoon tan for most of the year
And the upside is I can see how weird I look because I haven't been blinded by shrapnel.

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