Blind nailer.........where to buy?

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Blog entry by Al posted 07-02-2009 08:35 PM 4607 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently read about a technique called “blind nailing” and thought I’d invest in the process and tool except I can’t find the tool. I checked in with Coastal and Tools Plus but they don’t carry it. Any suggestions? Thanks Al

-- Al Meriden, Connecticut

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#1 posted 07-02-2009 08:49 PM

check out e-bay their is always a few selling 10-20 bucks, Vertias makes and sells a model or try lee valley

-- Marty Ohio

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#2 posted 07-02-2009 09:03 PM

Al, as I understand the technique, you don’t need a special tool other then the ones listed here. “blind nailing” involves raising a small section of wood with either a chisel or gouge without completely removing the piece. Then you nail underneath the raised strip, set the nail with a punch or nail set, then glue the raised piece of wood back down thus covering the nail. Anyone else heard of doing it this way?

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 07-02-2009 09:25 PM,41182

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#4 posted 07-02-2009 09:30 PM

Yes..that’s exactly how I believe it is done.. Just use a chisel to raise the grain enough to drive a brad nail underneath it and glue it back down..however..I believe the tool I believe prevents the wood from breaking off when your in the process of raising the grain..

-- Randall Child

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