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Starting Your DIY Project Part 2

Aug 18, 2007
If you are going to be attaching materials to other materials such as attaching a door frame to the wall you could manually nail in the wood frame or you could use something called a tacker, these come in many varieties for different purposes but you are most likely wanting to be using either a compressed air powered nailer or an electric nailer to help you with your project, please be aware with these tools they are very powerful devices and should be used with caution.

When firing the gun may bounce back so keep a firm grip on these and keep as much as your body out of the way to avoid injury to yourself. Also remember to buy a more standard style of gun or you may have a long trail around looking for the right nails for your gun, this both saves you time and expense.

Perhaps you need to put together your materials before placing them up, for these you will most likely need to use a clamp or vice as well as a workbench to work on, these also come in many varieties, the most common used clamp is the G and C- Clamps, these are high useful when you are wanting to join something together but do not have other people to help you.

You may also want a heavy duty clamp which is usually screwed underneath your workbench to ensure that when working with it, it wont move out of place, you can get standard vices that stay in place but if you need to turn the piece of material you are working on around its best to get a swivelling vice for convenience in your diy project. Vices are very good for holding items down if for example you are sanding it and it is not a standard straight object.

Another good use for vices is if say for example you have a nail or a screw stuck into the object material that you are working on, you will need something to hold it down while you are pulling it out and this is where the vice comes in great handiness, most hammers have nail removal parts on the back of them but, sometimes these are not convenient so there are other options that you can choose from.

You could use something like a nail puller which has two ends to fit most sizes, a pincer to pull them out, but be careful with these as they may break the top of the nail or screw which will make it harder to get out and delay your diy project. Another option is to use a pair of pliers to gradually ease out the nail or screw.
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