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It is a good idea to drain the air compressor periodically. Part depends on how much you use it. My grandfathers tank hadn't been drained for years (I think after he quite using it but everyone else still did) and it had 20 gallons of water in it. The big problem is the water rusts the tank from the inside and on top of that if you have a lot of water (...


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Quality Related to Jamming The best answer to this question would be to run an experiment and report the jam rates for different grades of nail guns, with different grades of nails. However, since most users most likely won't have a number of differing quality nail guns at their disposal, I can tell you the experience I've had with my mid-range quality ...


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One realm where staples shine is when attaching a material that lacks the suitable structure to reliably hold under expected strains within the locus of a single, small headed brad. A staple distributes stresses across a wider area thereby including more material in the join. Thin, weaker materials such as paper, cardboard, and plastic sheeting are examples ...


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21 Degree nailers are the most common. They fire full head nails held together with a plastic strip. 34 degree nailers can use full or clipped head nails. The strips are held together with paper. Clipped head nails are not allowed for framing in many jurisdictions. 28 degree nailers are pretty much a Bostitch only size. The nails are held together with ...


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Staples generally are for attaching thin material to a surface. So for wood (sort of) stapling can be used to tack on hardboard where appearance isn't important. The primary woodworking-related function may be for upholstery work, for both the webbing and fabrics or leather coverings. But bottom line is that staples could be used for anything they're capable ...


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From what I can find, information on spraying shellac is somewhat scant. I'll try to sum up the information I've found, and hopefully it gives you something good, or at least a good starting point to begin your own experimentation. From songbirdhd.blogspot.com, the major points are: Use a one-pound cut (one pound of shellac flakes in one gallon of alcohol), ...


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