Originally Posted by Willie T
Today, if you can afford to buy a hammer, you can be a "fer real pro carpenter".
Heck, I see a lot of framers that will roll out 200' of hose and fire up a compressor in order to shoot 10 or 12 nails during an inspection. The hammer (and the ability or willingness to use it) has been largely forgotten!
When I tell someone they need a few more nails in something and they want to nail it while I wait, they'd better not expect me to wait on them to gas up the compressor and get the nailguns out of the truck, simply because they lack basic carpentry skills. I often find myself using the phrase "No necessitan sus pistolas. Clavarlo con sus manos y sus martillos
!" (you guys don't need nailers. Nail it with you hand and your hammers, quick!) I use that one a lot in both english and spanish. Haven't run into framers that don't speak one of those two languages, but if I did I guess they'd fail their inspection.