Wood splitting is a common frustration for fence manufacturers. We frequently receive calls from panicked fencers seeking a solution for this recurring problem. When we tell them they need blunt nails they're often surprised and typically respond in confusion. Well, in this article, we'll explore this intriguing topic and shed light on exactly why blunt nails reduce timber splitting.
If you're someone who is into stapling and nailing as a hobby, or if you use them for your business, it's integral to know and understand the different types of staples and nails.
In this article, we will explore the best staples and nails to use for different jobs, ensuring that your projects are secure and long-lasting.
Well, following my previous post on staples, which also explains about finishes in both Stainless Steel and Galvanized.
I’d now like to take you into the fascinating world of ……wait for it………
Here we are again with yet another blog overflowing with valuable stapling & nailing information. The topic of conversation this time is the highly effective Corrugated Fastener(s). Sometimes, confusion can arise with concern to when and where these tools are used - but don't worry, that's why we're here and no question is ever a silly question.
What nail is best for beading? What nail is best for glazing? What nail is best for framing?
These are all questions we get on a regular basis, and today I'm going to offer just one solution for ALL of the above! So, without further ado, let's examine 23 gauge headless pins...
And just like that, we're well into December... By now we're all used to the dark, cold nights but the chestnuts, hot chocolates and blankets make it all that much more cosier.
Nonetheless, the team here at MyToolkit would just like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and we hope Santa brings you everything you asked for.
Today’s blog is a review and showcase of the Stanley Bostitch Manual, and 2 Air Powered Stapling Pliers
First things first!
Are Bostitch Tools Known for Quality?
OK, let’s talk a little about Stanley Bostitch. Bostitch is one of those classic brands, and many people know them by name...
It’s My Toolkit here back with another useful article to keep you up to date with this ever-evolving industry.
This time, we’ve decided to take an in-depth look at one of our most popular ranges over here at Stapling and Nailing Supplies – the mighty 71 Series! (a stapler for upholstery)
Read on to get the inside scoop on My Toolkit!
We think it’s important for a customer to know where their products are coming from – and that includes the team that the products are coming from too!
So, we’ve put together a little fact-file of the Stapling and Nailing Supplies staff to help us build a better relationship with our customers.
It's been a while but My Toolkit are back with another blog. This time - Stainless Steel!
Is there any better feeling than finishing a project and being proud of what you’ve created? We don’t think there is!
But what if the beautiful piece you had worked so hard on began to stain orange from rust runs…
Naturally occurring colours like celery, eggshell blue and berry infused purples.
On the verge of Spring 🐇 and with fresh start for our Gardens and how they are going to look. Here goes with some useful tips to get ahead. Gone are the days when a garden shed was something to be hidden. Rejoice this handy garden structure and make it fashionable!
With spring on the horizon 😎 It’s time to start thinking about what is in store for us in terms of conservatories.
If you’re looking to build a brand-new conservatory, build conservatories for a living or just spruce up your existing structure, there are a few key things to look out for to make your extra space look bang up to date.
Take a look at the unveiling process of the Fencing Stapler from Senco. Its that time of the year, when fence fixing begins.
We only launched this product as part of our range recently and so far so good. We like it as you can see below and customers do too. Winner Winner!
"Most people are choosing solid hardwood floors which will last over 100 years"
6 Top Trends For Wooden Floors
Its time to think about what trends and styles will make an appearance over the coming months. Have a look at our top trends for wooden floors below to see what will be big this year.
It’s looking to be a good year for joiners everywhere!
Following our recent posts where we introduced some Trends for other industries:
We now have ....:
4 Joinery Top Trends
It’s that time of year again where we start to think about the trends and styles that will be popular over the coming year
Fluorescent pinks and pastel blues and greens will get a modern twist
New year, new styles, and comes lots of new trends for upholsters to look forward to. From colours and patterns to materials and styles, This year is set to be a lot of fun for upholsterers everywhere, so check out our top trend predictions to prepare you for the exciting year ahead.
Cork is a great material for floors, cabinet doors and walls and will be a nice addition to the 2018 interior landscape.
Nothing is as exciting as the start of a new year and all of the exciting home interior and internal designer trends that will be big in this year
'Sexy curves are in too, giving furniture an irresistibly comfortable aesthetic' oooh errr 😛
Here at My Tool Kit, we have been investigating design ideas which are likely to be on trend this year. Passing them on will hopefully be of some help with your business planning.
When A 140 series Hammer Tacker can Simply be the Answer...
Learn how a simple Hammer Stapler could solve your tool predicament.
As you can see from the tool pictured above, these Hammer Tackers don't require any input I.e. air or electric, deeming them incredibly flexible and versitile tools.
Here we go into the confusing 'Staple Waters' as we look at the 90, 91 and 97 Series Staples. The differences can and often does cause confusion as they are very similar, leading people to purhcase the incorrect Staples. So lets try and simplify...
Following on and providing a natural progression from last weeks poster: 'Nothing Does it Like a 71 Series Stapler'. This weeks information is all about 80 Series Type Tools.
Examples of the types of questions we often get here at My Tool Kit are: 'What Staple Gun is best for Upholstery'? 'What are the Differences between Different Upholstery Staplers'?
Following on from the last 2 weeks Tool Posters on the 14 and 17 series tools. This week we examine the 71 Series Staple Gun. Arguably the most popular tool used for upholstery and DIY.
Tool owners often approach us with the following questions: " What Stapler to use for Upholstery"." Do I need an air, electric or hand stapler" "can you use a staple gun on wood" ...And so....
Here we are again with the 2nd in our Poster Series of Staple Guns.
The 17 Series Stapler. People often struggle to understand the difference between this and the 14 Series Stapler, as they are both known as heavy duty. In fact last weeks blog was dedicated to the 14 Series Staple Gun Types. Lets Talk about the 14 Series Stapler.
At last, I hear the Stapler users Say! The beginnings of our tool posters for Stapler's
A question which often comes up in the world of Staplers. Is will a staple gun go through wood? well in this case the answer is clearly yes. Tubs, Pallets, Portacabins, Sign Making, Exhibition Work, Sheds, Theatre Building and much much more. All are applications where this tool comes in to its own.
What is a Coil Nail Gun Used for? many of our customer ask us this. So without further ado here is the final in our Nail Gun Poster series.
So far we have covered the 15,16 and 18 Gauge Tools, 21G and 23 Gauge Pinners, Strip Nailers along with Corrugated Fasteners. See them here in our Blogs. NB if you prefer PDF versions, then drop us a note with a request.
Our tool poster series continues this week, where the 23 Gauge Headless Pinner is examined. Includes an infographic which you can save in favourites until such times when you need to purchase your next tool.
This Following on from our tool illustration sequence where, so far we have covered 15, 16 and 18 gauge Finish Nailers along with 21 Gauge Pin Guns
Adding to our series of useful tool posters. This week we introduce the 21 Gauge Pinners as a source of useful information for you to save and use when the time comes to purchase a new Pin Gun.
So far we have covered the 15, 16 and 18 Gauge Nail Guns and hopefully presented sufficient information to make clear the differences between them, along with their common uses.
Hang fire staple gun users, as we will be getting to those. Meanwhile keep this poster along with your others in favourites, because you never know when you may need some guidance, in this very muddling world of Stapling and Nailing
Continuing with our Tool Poster's this week we examine the 18 Gauge Nailer, Some would argue the most flexible of tools
18 G Air Nailer's are often referred to as Brad Nailers or Finish Nailers. They operate a finer head than the 15 and 16 G Nail Guns.
Following the previous poster on the 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer, here we go with the 16 Gauge Nail Gun.
In the case that you need to remind yourself of this tools flexibility, it is ideal for applications including window frames, beading, flooring, furniture manufacturing to attaching insulation and lining.
Last week's poster/infographic also explained simply the difference between a 15 Gauge Nailer and a 16 Gauge Finish Nailer.
Over the next few weeks you will be receiving one by one a series of posters put together to simply identify some of the differing Nail and Staple Guns and what they are used for.
So save this and the forthcoming posters to your favourites folder. Then next time you need a tool, some staples or nails you can be sure to know you order the correct one for the job in hand!
A question we often get asked is:
What is the difference between 15 Gauge DA Brad Finish Nails and 16 Gauge Finish Nails?
Slightly serious but nevertheless important note for you this week
The word ‘Brexit’ conjures up all sorts of uncertainties and worries in everyone’s minds, but in the world of construction, there are lots of things to consider. As a whole, the majority of the construction industry would have liked the UK to remain within the European Union with only 15% of construction executives choosing to exit, and the reasons were pretty straight forward. Access to labour and trading markets are big issues, so how will Brexit affect things for construction?
The bad news is that they rot! the better news is that with a few easy steps, you can help prolong the life of your fence.
I saw this post a short time ago and thought, I know who this would be useful for. Most of our customers, like to do things them selves.
Interestingly the information focuses on whats going on below ground as much as above (you don't always hear about that bit), Good tip on using 'Hit and Miss' fencing too.
Before we know it, the sun wont be shining as much (who knows though, after the August we have had so far it may even be nicer in November ☔ ) so we need to ensure that our out side furniture and decor is well protected.....and then there's the idea of having an outdoor 'hide out' for use all year round !! 🏡
Who knows you may want to move in to your shed 😋 Might not be a bad idea if its a pub!
Following on from last weeks informational post on Current Colour Trends for Summer Houses. I thought you may enjoy reading about how garden buildings in general are often being used/transformed these days.
Sheds, cabins, summer houses, whatever you want to call them, the humble garden building is a true British staple. However, gone are the days where a shed is just a little wooden lean-to that houses a few tools and a barbeque, sheds are big business, and they are now more popular than ever. Selling garden buildings as something more than the classic ‘shed’ is the key to making these buildings big.
Top Colour Trends for Summer Houses
Unlike your own house, an outdoor summer house can give you license for all sorts of bold and beautiful colour schemes, the days nice and long and the sun is making more of an appearance (for some of the time!) It’s time to start thinking about what colours you’d like to adorn your summer house. Leaving it more protected ready for the winter.So...
Back in June, here at My Tool Kit, a customer was asking about the logic around series of staple types.
The exact quote was: Why do staples have different series and what do they mean?
Well another up and down week, weather wise here.
Just a quick update from us here at Stapling and Nailing Supplies. As I wanted to share some of the ideas I came across this week.
Installing furniture in the garden, is not always best value for money in the UK. So just check this one out, pretty nice if you have some pallets on hand, or you could always obtain a few from somewhere, they are quite easy to get hold of. Fairly straightforward to make if you have moderate skills
Whilst we return to the rain here at My Tool Kit Central today, following the ups and downs of June..... fingers crossed that the weekend brings us some sunshine.
Optimistic, as always, I thought I would share some more of the great outdoor ideas I have come across this week. After all summer is here and if you are anything like me, the outside is a must on the evenings after work and most certainly at weekends.
This first article/pictures is around imaginative planting in an urban environment.
Just a quick note this week from Stapling and Nailing Central
In case you don't know that the Furniture Show is due to start on the Sunday the 16th July and due to run until the 18th July. You can register here if you haven't already.
Albeit an office, plant room or other, things have changed and planning is key Important aspects to consider and planning is key.
Depending on what you will be using your conservatory for, you can choose any size for your new sunroom. A plant-room or home office style room can be quite small; however, a sitting room or playroom will need at least 8-10m² of floor space to make it comfortable.
Without further ado, I thought, you would like to see some more outdoor ideas for the garden etc
First up: how to build a small table which doubles as a mini garden. For this project you will need: