Gut Rumbles

August 09, 2005

i bought a nail gun

I haven't figured out how to operate this fucker safely yet, nor do I have any idea what I'm going to do with it, but I now own a Dewalt Nail-Gun. I own a small air compressor, and if I pump this baby up, I think I might be able to hang shingles at a distance of 20 feet.

Don't ask me why I bought it. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. It was a Home Depot Moment.

One of these days, that rascal will come in handy for something, although right now I have no idea what that might be.


Gonna keep it in the nightstand?

Wait . . .

Posted by: outfoxed on August 9, 2005 10:49 PM

My god, you are still a man.

Posted by: og on August 9, 2005 10:55 PM

Well, seeing as how it is a gun but not a gun put the sun of a gun with the rest of the guns that you don't own. And I'll warrent that it will knock a tree rat off a limb at 10 paces.

Posted by: GUYK on August 9, 2005 10:58 PM

You might want to open the box and look at that thing...

Ryobi DOESN'T make air powered nailers.

Posted by: rightisright on August 9, 2005 11:00 PM


Is there something you're not telling us?.....Go on Rob, open it up!

............curious now

Posted by: James Hooker, Ace of aces on August 9, 2005 11:04 PM

All right, cocksucker. It ain't made by Ryobi. It;s a Dewalt and I haven't even taken it out of the box yet.

But this sucker looks pretty neat...

Posted by: Acidman on August 9, 2005 11:41 PM

Love my nail gun....I think of DIY projects to do just to use it.....
I get wet walking throught the power tool aisle at Home Depot.....
Don't worry...balance that side of me by always having very well-pedicured feet with red nails :)
Have fun

Posted by: Tina on August 9, 2005 11:57 PM

Just like target and varmit shooting guns (like those that you don't own), you can't have just one nail gun....noooooooo.

Once you have a framing nailer, then you'll want a trim nailer, then a lightweight brad nailer, then the piece de resistance--one of those Paslode nailers that use a butane explosion rather than compressed air.

You can take it with you way out in the woods and build adult sized treehouses and stuff.

Posted by: Virgil on August 10, 2005 12:49 AM

Home Depot ROCKS. I love traveling down the power tools aisles having sordid fantasies revolving around home improvement ideas.


*lights up a cigarette*

Posted by: Anathematized1 on August 10, 2005 01:49 AM

"Lethal Weapon II", maybe?

Posted by: emdfl on August 10, 2005 02:10 AM

Been using one of those fuckers for years. YOU better be careful with that damn thing. The air pressure of that compressor and your finger on the trigger a tad too long is gonna nail every fucking thing around you to the floor......including your foot. I am not surprised though that you are venturing into yet another bunch of shit you know absolutely NOTHING about. Typical chickenhawk.


Posted by: PJ on August 10, 2005 03:16 AM

here kitty kitty kitty

Posted by: Robert on August 10, 2005 06:53 AM

Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date before you use it.


Posted by: recondo32 on August 10, 2005 07:13 AM

I'm remembering the X-rays of a guy who put one into his own head and survived. I guess that's easier to do if one has no brain -- so I'd say PJ has nothing to worry about.

Posted by: McGehee on August 10, 2005 09:10 AM

A-man, I need you to visit my kitchen to reinstall the shoemolding with that thing. When will you be over?

Posted by: Suz on August 10, 2005 09:33 AM

1 nail gun? That's it? You need a wide range of nailers to accomodate various types and sizes of nails. I'm not bragging or anything, but I've got 4, including my big, bad boy. A framing nailer. Shoots a 2 3/4" nail and buries it.

Of course I started with one too. They're not very versitle hence 4. Sure is a great tool. I was framing houses at 18 in 1970 and nail guns were just starting to show up on jobsites. After hefting a rigaxe for 8-10 hours a day, they were godsends.

Now if you want to feel your balls tingle, step behind a plasma cutter. I can cut 1" thick cold rolled steel and leave a perfect cut. You feel like Zeus

Posted by: MM on August 10, 2005 09:51 AM

Glue is for pussies.

Nothing beats a nail.

Except maybe a screw, on some occasions.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on August 10, 2005 11:00 AM



And don't tell me you haven't experimented with "adjusting" the safety mechanisms...

Posted by: Yogimus on August 10, 2005 11:01 AM

I've been through that feeling over and over again. Wifes don't quite understand it, but it's as simple as "The right place at (the right) any time.
Hmmmm, thinking about it, they could understand it if they replaced "Home Depot" with "Michael's", for example.
Great Acidman!, you just gave me the best possible argument for my next Circular Saw with Laser Alignment.

Posted by: Mile66 on August 10, 2005 11:06 AM

Dangerous, iresponsible dad that you are, why not let Qinton take it to his next paint ball competition? Peace through superior firepower!

Posted by: terry on August 10, 2005 12:52 PM

I'm so jealous! I want one!

Posted by: livey on August 10, 2005 01:49 PM

Joey will be glad to come over and show you how to with it...he has several of them. :-)

Posted by: Kellie on August 10, 2005 02:15 PM

Yeh, I got Paslodes, one framing and one finish. I bought them on eBay so I could finish my house. I'm gonna have to go post my stories about just how dangerous I can be.

Posted by: mcdadbear on August 10, 2005 02:55 PM

For Christmas my dad got me the Porter Cable 6 gallon pancake compressor with a brad nailer, finish nailer and narrow crown stapler. It keeps me from borrowing his.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on August 10, 2005 08:25 PM

I want one of those. People around me probably don't.
I have one in mind who definitely doesn't.

Posted by: Horrabin on August 10, 2005 10:37 PM

used this on my thur
'Quotes I like day'
Thank you

Posted by: GrampaPinhead on August 11, 2005 04:00 AM
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