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NAIL GUN SAFETY

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  • #516180
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Don’t framing guns come with a safety spring in them?

    They do but some can be set to be bump fired. Easy to have your finger on the trigger and accidentally hit the tip off someplace it’s not supposed to be.

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    #516217
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    Don’t framing guns come with a safety spring in them?

    They do but some can be set to be bump fired. Easy to have your finger on the trigger and accidentally hit the tip off someplace it’s not supposed to be.

    I guy I know did this, had his finger on the trigger while climbing up a ladder. Accidentally shot the heal of someone else at the top.

    #516233
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    A friend of mine did this a couple of weeks ago. He posted this on Facebook.

    glad that he didn’t damage nerves or anything else in there. clean shot

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    #516259
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    No he actually drove to the hospital where he said they pulled it with a vise grip. I guess without a lot of blood, the nail pretty much sealed itself in the hole. I probably would have just pulled it and went for the paper towel. possibly a couple of butterfly bandages and then some ice.

    I think it was in his hand for probably close to an hour. I could not be that patient to get it out.

    I have done stuff like that and pull it right out. It’s not that bad that day but the next day it hurst like heck and is all stiff.

    Dirty

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    #516266
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Don’t framing guns come with a safety spring in them?

    They do but some can be set to be bump fired. Easy to have your finger on the trigger and accidentally hit the tip off someplace it’s not supposed to be.

    Well that should teach them to keep their finger off the trigger! Kinda like a real guy don’t put your finger on the trigger till you want to shoot something.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #516356
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    No he actually drove to the hospital where he said they pulled it with a vise grip. I guess without a lot of blood, the nail pretty much sealed itself in the hole. I probably would have just pulled it and went for the paper towel. possibly a couple of butterfly bandages and then some ice.

    I think it was in his hand for probably close to an hour. I could not be that patient to get it out.

    i am surprised they didn’t cut the tip of it off, looks like there is a ridge on it and would cause more damage coming out . wow.

    #516398
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    No he actually drove to the hospital where he said they pulled it with a vise grip. I guess without a lot of blood, the nail pretty much sealed itself in the hole. I probably would have just pulled it and went for the paper towel. possibly a couple of butterfly bandages and then some ice.

    I think it was in his hand for probably close to an hour. I could not be that patient to get it out.

    i am surprised they didn’t cut the tip of it off, looks like there is a ridge on it and would cause more damage coming out . wow.

    NO you yank it out and go back to work, no time for crying!! Those guys are the first to go!

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #516419
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    @r-ice stop quoting me for points !….Stay away from me!

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #516432
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I always yanked it right out and went for the duct tape and paper towel.

    It’s not that bad that day but the next day it hurst like heck and is all stiff.

    I’m the duct tape and paper towel kind of guy too. You’re right though, not too bad the first day but the next day it smarts for sure.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #516442

    I had one nail gun injury and it required a trip to the ER but I have pulled a finish nail out before too.

    For 99% of my injuries I grab the paper towels and tape as well. If I get really crazy I might squirt some Neosporin in it later that night…lol!

    The biggest nail gun safety item to remember is to keep your finger off the trigger when not firing a nail. This prevents the accidental bump fire.

    Andrew

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    #516444
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Very good advice right there.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #516456

    Duct tape.. the universal bandage. If I go to the hospital it better be something bad.

    #516462
    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I have pulled 2 nails out of my hand – one 18 gauge brad and an 8d ring shank. Both time I cleaned the wound up with the first aid kit, wrapped it with a chunk of paper towel/tp and some electrical tape and back to work. Dirty is right, they didn’t hurt much that day but the next day it hurt like the blazes and I could barely move my finger.

    Chad

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    Member since 12/07/2013

    #516475
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I have pulled 2 nails out of my hand – one 18 gauge brad and an 8d ring shank. Both time I cleaned the wound up with the first aid kit, wrapped it with a chunk of paper towel/tp and some electrical tape and back to work. Dirty is right, they didn’t hurt much that day but the next day it hurt like the blazes and I could barely move my finger.

    I put an 18 ga through a finger and out the nail. It had gone astray through the side of a joint I was holding.

    You’re right, it doesn’t start to really hurt til the day after. Sure taught me to keep my hands well away from the work. It may take a little longer to clamp or secure some other way but worth the extra effort.

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    #516480
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    I’ve had two hits with my old 18ga, both were when the nail deflected and came out of the wood somewhere I didn’t anticipate…so my fault. The one that hurt the most was actually my 23ga nailer. It went nearly all the way in…so far that I had to pull it through my finger on the opposite side of entry…and I’m really thankful that it was a headless nail. FWIW, I’m a paper towel and tape guy too. If not that then I use superglue.

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    #516481
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Closest I’ve ever come is a 2″ 16GA curling back through a piece of baseboard and just nicking one of my fingers.

    When my garage was being built the framer put a nail through his hand and continued on for the rest of the day. No framing the next day.

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    #516514
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I have pulled 2 nails out of my hand – one 18 gauge brad and an 8d ring shank. Both time I cleaned the wound up with the first aid kit, wrapped it with a chunk of paper towel/tp and some electrical tape and back to work. Dirty is right, they didn’t hurt much that day but the next day it hurt like the blazes and I could barely move my finger.

    Once the swelling sets in and you let it relax overnight, then the pain and stiffness get you. When you first do it your adrenaline carries you for quite a while.

    #516520
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    Closest I’ve ever come is a 2″ 16GA curling back through a piece of baseboard and just nicking one of my fingers.

    When my garage was being built the framer put a nail through his hand and continued on for the rest of the day. No framing the next day.

    Framing for 30 years, and so far just a sheathing staple to show for it. I have been the one on the pulling end a couple of times though.

    #516533

    Two incidents, first one I was making a headboard, while squeezing two pieces of pine together, was near the end of the day, put a 2 inch 18 gauge through one finger and into another, yanked my hand back, good thing it didn’t hit the bone lol.

    Second time, again with the 18 gauge, trimming around face high, the Fricken nail went into the wood, hit a knot or something, kinda looked like a horse shoe shot right out and hit me about 1/2 inch below my eye, since then, I wear my safety glasses.

    #516578
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I never even think of using the bump trigger on my guns .I have nailed my fingers 3 times at least without it .I don’t need any extra help 🙂

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