Carpentry Tips and Tricks – 10 Of The Greatest Tips You Will Find

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Buy A Trim Gun

For beginners this power tool should be on your top 10 list.

If your not sure rent one for your next trim project and I'll guarantee you'll own one before the next project.

The Brad Nail Gun - In The Top 10 Tolls To Buy List

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I haven’t hand-nailed a piece of interior trim in 25 years. Why? Because air-powered trim guns make the results so much faster, better and neater. No splits, no predrilling, no knocking the piece out of place as you hammer, and only itty-bitty holes to fill. The gun I paid $300 for back then can now be had for $125— and it’s better than the old one! If you’re going to buy just one size, the most versatile choice is one that shoots 5/8- to 2-inch 18-gauge brads.”

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You Heard Practice Makes Perfect – It's True For Carpentry Too

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3 Comments

  1. Russell said:

    For wall miters it’s easier to have a premade cheap tool to figure out your angles. Take two free paint stirring sticks you’ve picked up from your hardware store, lay one on top of the other so they’re edges are flush and cut the handles off to square them up so there are no uneven surfaces on the edge. Clamping them together might help. Next drill a small 1/4″ hole in them and place a 1/4″ bolt with a washer through one, then a second washer, then the second stick, then a third washer on the outside and a wing nut to tighten and loosen them. Use this to figure out your angles for more precision. It takes far fewer attempts at practice cuts.

    • Thomas said:

      Love this. Thanks for sharing! Got some window trim to do this weekend so I got a great chance to try it out.

  2. Veronica Teller said:

    Great carpentry tips! I am especially interested in nippers. I have never even seen this tool before. My dad has tons of leftover trim from helping friends with demo projects. The problem is he cant store it with nails poking out everywhere. I will suggest that he use this tool.

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