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Driving a nail into wood that has split and been glued back together

It is probable that the joint is stronger where it is glued than in the surrounding wood. The original crack was most likely due to the nail so placing another nail could apply pressure to the ...
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Framing Nail/Nailer Angles/Types?

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. ...
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Toenail or Toescrew a beam to a sill?

This question has been asked in DIY here, but there are several structural related considerations that are worth mentioning for woodworker's consideration. Most residential codes require nails. ...
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Can a 23g nail gun satisfy all of my needs?

You are bound to be disappointed by the limitations of a 23g pinner. (Headless or not.) Pins just don't have the holding power. Plus, you're paying a premium to get one that'll handle long (>1-3/8) ...
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Is a "bradder" the same thing as a "brad nailer"?

Yes it is. Those hip talking advertising people.
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