Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: washington, dc
Posts: 7
Share |
Default

how does palm nailer work?


This is more out of curiosity than anything else, but how does a palm nailer work? I recently opened up my senco mini-nailer and couldn't quite wrap my mind around exactly how it worked. Can anyone point to any online articles on how it works? Everything I've found so far talks about how you use one but not how it internally works.

Thanks!

Andrew

mdudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
fabrk8r
 
fabrk8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 849
Default

how does palm nailer work?


A magnetic tipped shaft, usually with a slight depression to index the nail head, is pneumatically driven at about 1,000 to 2,000 blows per minute when the palm nailer is pressed firmly into the head of the nail. It's inner workings are similar to most pneumatic impact devices and requires anywhere from 60 to 120 psi to operate. Basically a piston is driven by the air pressure which in turn drives the ram pin into the nail head.

If you have the manual that came with your nailer there will be details on maintenance which, depending on your unit, may show how to disassemble it for service. Over prolonged usage the seals and O-rings will need to be replaced. Like any pneumatic tool, regular oiling is important for proper operation and to prolong useful service.

This tool allows precise control of the placement of the nail without worry about a misplaced hammer blow marring surrounding finish, be it woodwork, brick or tile. It's also useful for nailing in tight places where the use of a conventional hammer is impractical.

I hope that helps...if not I guess there is always google!

__________________
"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines." -- Frank Lloyd Wright
fabrk8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I use a framing nailer as a roofing nailer? capslock Tools 1 06-10-2010 11:41 AM
Which cordless nailer should I buy? Mike2181 Tools 8 09-23-2009 01:04 PM
Bad driveway patch and seal work fastfan Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 09-09-2009 08:14 PM
Need help with permit/city got a Stop Work Order. amdspitfire General DIY Discussions 39 02-07-2008 02:45 PM
Am I being overcharged for general construction work? baloney12 Building & Construction 2 07-11-2007 06:09 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.