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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
I just want to remind you to of a much welcomed service we offer here
Where you can easily alleviate the frustration of trying to source or match staples or nails. Example the 71 series staple which is commonly used in upholstering....
Well the 1st 5 day week, since Easter weekend (its been a busy one!) and we here at MyToolKit are certainly looking forward to yet another long weekend 😊 Guessing you are too.
This week, I thought the following articles might be useful for work or/and home. We really enjoy learning about colours and shades here. Essential when it comes to design and build. One to watch, if you manage a website, is 'website colour schemes that convert'
Hoping the week has gone well for you and that your customers are happy with your good work.
This week, I thought I would keep to the recent themes of ‘Industry Fashions’ for joiners and related specialists including interior designers. Or if you are working on your own home and like to keep abreast of how things ‘look’ NB take note of the PS at the end of this blog. It will make you cringe😵 but it is a very important safety message
Whether or not you are in the business of making furniture, I feel sure that you will find these two points of interest.
Perhaps, the most fast-paced sector of joinery, furniture manufacturers really have to be on the ball in terms of keeping up to date with the latest designs, news and trends in this category. So to help you get a head start, here are the key trends for furniture manufacturers to look out for in the coming year.
...and a very Happy Easter to you!
Following on from last week, when I sent you 2 pointers around the ways that furniture manufacturing and re-furbishing is trending. Part one was on earthy pastels and metal. Extending that, read about two other factors, which could help you in your quest to keep up to date in business, or indeed for personal choice....
Too high air pressure will cause the damper to break up. Too low air pressure will not allow the driver of the tool to return.
We often get customers phone in to say that the driver blade is pushing out of the nose from the tool. They often think that they should grind it back.
Caution! Don’t do THAT … as it could be a broken bumper.
1 - Power
When you’re purchasing an upholstery stapler – make sure to consider what power is needed and what power is available. We would always recommended getting an air powered staple gun (used with a compressor) wherever possible as these have the most reliable power source and are easy to service and maintain. Electric and battery tools are another option for the DIY-ers and up-cyclers, however when used in hard wood they can have difficulty sending the staple all the way in.
I'm frequently asked what nail gun would I recommend for the manufacture of fence panels, sheds and garden buildings. Well, I'm going to try and script the sort of advise I'd give to our customers and stick to one brand and on this occasion I'll be with our partners at Tacwise.
The nailers described are air operated so you will require an air compressor and the type of nailer used are coil nailers – simply speaking the nails are formed in a coil in the magazine of the tool as below – simples eh!