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Forum topic by thedaves posted 02-17-2009 08:48 PM 903 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2009 08:48 PM

Got any suggestions? When using a nail gun into MDF board. What do you do if the nail goes in a makes the MDF boad buldge out some Loosen the air gun pressure? I know what to do if it goes in too far just not when it buldges? Thanx.

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 08:57 PM

hand plane off the bulge, sand….....done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 12:54 AM

roman’s fix is a good one and from what I have encountered nails and MDF are not very compatable. Drill, countersink then use screws… oh and glue!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 01:59 AM

I use MDF quite a lot, with a nail gun (and glue). But I’m working mostly with 1/4” MDF, so I don’t experience it a lot, BUT, when it does happen, I pound with a hammer to flatten it out, then sand if necessary.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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