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Jay 78 04-07-2012 07:36 PM

Shot through the heart, and you're to blame...
 
...You give nail guns a bad name.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-22424...-28852280.html

loneframer 04-07-2012 09:08 PM

I grew up less than a mile from him and his family. After 30 years in the business, I can tell you that of guys in the trades that use nail guns long term, more have been shot than haven't. Some poke themselves in the finger, some in the eye, some in the top of their head and some in the heart. I know at least one of every mentioned scenario and they are all experienced professionals. They are called accidents for a reason.

I'll be one of the ones donating at the fund raiser.

kwikfishron 04-07-2012 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by loneframer (Post 894035)
I can tell you that of guys in the trades that use nail guns long term, more have been shot than haven't.

Really??? That's scary... I'll keep that in mind when interviewing prospects from the East Coast.

I'm knocking on wood right now.

Be Safe.

loneframer 04-08-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 894129)
Really??? That's scary... I'll keep that in mind when interviewing prospects from the East Coast.

I'm knocking on wood right now.

Be Safe.

I've poked myself in the finger twice with a 16 gauge trim gun, once with a framing gun, albeit they were only puncture wounds, no bone involved. I also shanked a nail off of a king stud, which then hit me in the ankle, fortunately sideways, but still an easily avoidable incident.

I know a guy who got shot in the top of the head with a 3.25" framing nail by his coworker, who was steadying an extension ladder for him. No permanent brain damage.

A friend of mine shot an underlayment staple into his right eye while reloading the magazine. He has an artificial lens as a result.

A coworker of mine shot himself to a door casing when the nail hit a drywall screw and fish hooked his finger to the wall. Tip of his finger is without feeling to this day.

I know two guys who shot framing nails into their hands when the guns nosepiece slipped on the work piece.

I know a guy who shot his shoe to the sub-floor while backnailing, the nail went between his toes....

and now I know a guy who shot himself in the heart with a framing gun.

Fix'n it 04-08-2012 11:17 AM

DAYUUUM !

i am getting a framing gun. i jus gasa b carefull. but, a gun is a gun. DO NOT point it at something/someone you don't want to hurt.

loneframer 04-08-2012 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 894352)
DAYUUUM !

i am getting a framing gun. i jus gasa b carefull. but, a gun is a gun. DO NOT point it at something/someone you don't want to hurt.

Gun safety is paramount. Any one of these can change your life.:thumbsup:

BigJim 04-08-2012 05:19 PM

If you work with nail guns long enough you will get shot, if you don't you are one of the rare ones. Myself and my boys have been shot several times also. There are so many things that can cause a person to get shot, many things can not be see that cause it. Even back before I had nail guns while using a hammer, I have had two nails at different times glance and stick in my forehead, too close to the eyes for me.

Don't say you won't be shot, you just may be surprised.

DangerMouse 04-08-2012 05:25 PM

I can honestly say I've never driven a nail into any part of my body!

Of course, it IS rather hard to do so with a hammer. :)

DM

rossfingal 04-08-2012 05:57 PM

Those "pesky" nail guns!!!
They can "shoot" you!
Imagine that!?!
They're nothing more than a stapler on "steroids" -
Aren't they???

One of the scariest things was running a framing crew, 10 people -
nail-gun intensive.
Watching the young, rookies use 16 cc guns.
OMG!!
Don't do that!!
They'll "Bite" you!!

(I've only driven a trim-staple through my finger!)
"RF"

Ravenworks 04-08-2012 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jiju1943 (Post 894600)
If you work with nail guns long enough you will get shot, if you don't you are one of the rare ones. Myself and my boys have been shot several times also. There are so many things that can cause a person to get shot, many things can not be see that cause it. Even back before I had nail guns while using a hammer, I have had two nails at different times glance and stick in my forehead, too close to the eyes for me.

Don't say you won't be shot, you just may be surprised.

Agreed !!
Got myself in 3 fingers with one shot,no bone,I pulled it out myself in the ER because I got tired of waitiing for the Doc.

DangerMouse 04-08-2012 07:52 PM

That's almost as bad as having to point out the pneumothorax on your X-ray to the emergency room doctors that had no clue as to your pain.

True story.

DM

Ravenworks 04-08-2012 08:03 PM

I love my leatherman,pain, it really didn't hurt until the next day.
Wifey numbed it up and irrigated it,see RN's are great for the DIYer

Fix'n it 04-08-2012 08:50 PM

can those go off, just by setting them down ?

Fix'n it 04-08-2012 08:51 PM

oh. i am getting mine this coming weekend. its first project is to frame out for a folding attic ladder. there is almost no framing where it is going.

rusty baker 04-08-2012 08:53 PM

Carpet installers, like me, use an electric tacker for stair upholstery. Worked with an installer who put a staple in his chin twice the same day. We use divergent point staples, they cross to lock. Not easy to pull out. In 40 years, I have never stapled myself with one of those. I have stapled my hand with a slap hammer installing pad a few times.


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