Insulation Pins for Finishing

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Forum topic by EAGLE posted 03-31-2008 11:01 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2008 11:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing pins

When you are fortunate to work in the construction field like I do, you get to see things everyday people take for granted. Take for instance the insulation pins used to mount insulation to ductwork where you cannot use screws.

Insulation pin

I saw these pins and a light went off in my head (How else could those pins be used??)and it can to me.
I can use them to elevate my work while I stain, poly or kraftcote.

Insulation pins used for finishing

But how do I store them safely?. Easy question to answer when your mind runs wild like mine does, simply cut a piece of pegboard to a size that is good for you, (10” x 10” square holds about 100 pins) then mount it under the bench with 1/2” plywood (for clearance) store the pins and pivot them under bench. (only one screw required for pivot purposes)


These can also be made using 1/4” plywood cut into small squares and finishing nails.
If you are worried about scratching the wood with the pins you can tape up the tips or dip them in Plastic dip

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 11:49 PM

Very interesting!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 12:19 AM

great idea. i’ve never seen anything like that before. thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 12:24 AM

Very nice idea. I have used nails.

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#4 posted 04-01-2008 12:27 AM

Where there’s a will there’s a way Eagle. Thanks for the post.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 04-01-2008 02:32 AM

Glad to be of help

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 10:41 AM

That is a cool idea. There is a thread called “shop tips” with over 400 tips already. Maybe you can post this there.

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 01:38 PM

Great tip.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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