Cordless Nail Gun Comparison Test

Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

Or, rather, they come with 3/8-inch pneumatic hoses attachedworking with a finish gun usually means lugging around a cumbersome compressor tethered to a tube. But finish guns are changing. There are now a variety of cordless options available, each with a different fuel source. So how do they measure up to the traditional air-powered gun? By Doug Mahoney
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The contractor, a young adult male who was not identified, was working outside a house on Union Avenue at about 1:40 p.m., when the nail gun he was working with accidentally discharged, said Deputy Chief Joseph Callaghan of the Maplewood Fire Department, which dispatched EMTs to the house. He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye, said Callaghan. Callaghan said the worker was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was listed in stable condition this afternoon.
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Nail Gun Injuries Surge

But why do so many of the patients injured by nail guns, such as Slovis’, walk into the clinic with nails in their heads? The answer, as it turns out, comes down to teamwork. “Often, a person is on the opposite side of the wall, and their partner or coworker misses the stud, and the nail goes straight through the wall into their head.” Are Nail Guns Unsafe? Telephone requests for comments from spokespeople from four major nail gun manufacturers — DeWalt, Stanley, ITW and Senco — were not immediately returned.
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