Cordless Nail Gun Comparison Test

Nail gun injuries on the rise

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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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First 3-D printed metal gun is new nail in ‘gun control’s’ coffin

A Selective Laser Sintering 3-D printer would help a great deal, too

The researchers saidnail guns are commonly used in the building and construction industry because they increase productivity and are technically easy to operate. A previous study showed a three times increase in consumer-related nail gun injuries from 1991 to 2005, which coincided with the availability of pneumatic nail guns to the general public.In the present study, only four cases (4.6%) were sustained in a non-work-related setting. “Whilst nail gun injuries involving the skull, chest and abdomen have been reported, the vast majority of injuries occur to the upper and lower limbs,” according to the study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also found that most nail gun injuries occur to the hands and arms. Nail gun injuries result in a significant loss of productivity, as well as having a significant financial cost.Information obtained from the Queensland Employee Injury Data Base shows an average of 81 workers’ compensation claims for nail gun injuries each year over the past five years in Queensland. Each case subsequently resulted in an average of 15 days off work. Contaminated environment Nail gun injuries most often occur in a contaminated environment and each nail can contain metal barbs or may be coated with polymer or plastic which can become embedded in the wound. Also, the nail may potentially be discharged into the body with a significant kinetic energy causing marked soft tissue damage.Potential complications of nail gun injuries are direct damage to soft tissues, tendons, and bones and can result in infections and septic arthritis.
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The CDC today reported that the number of consumers seeking emergency treatment at hospitals for nail gun injuries rose 200% from 1991 to 2005. That trend is likely due to the increase in the availability of nail guns at home hardware stores, but no sales data are available to confirm that, notes the CDC. Workers and consumers should make sure that their nail gun has a safety feature called a sequential-trip trigger, says the CDC in a news release.
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Man shot in heart when nail gun goes off: 37,000 nail gun accidents occur yearly

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Now, though, the printed-gun-deniers have a new problem: a 3-D printed metal gun–and not a single-shot .22, either–a semi-automatic chambered in the powerful (by self-defense handgun standards) .45 ACP cartridge. The gun is, indeed, John Moses Browning’s classic 1911. From Solid Concepts’ press release : Solid Concepts, one of the world leaders in 3D Printing services, has manufactured the worlds first 3D Printed Metal Gun using a laser sintering process and powdered metals. The gun, a 1911 classic design, functions beautifully and has already handled 50 rounds of successful firing. It is composed of 33 17-4 Stainless Steel and Inconel 625 components, and decked with a Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) carbon-fiber filled nylon hand grip. The successful production and functionality of the 1911 3D Printed metal gun proves the viability of 3D Printing for commercial applications. BeforeItsNews has more : The company is out to prove a point, that 3D printing has reached a level of maturity and precision that they can make a traditional firearm with the leading-edge technologies.
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Nail Gun Injuries Soar

The nail was stopped just two millimeters from the coronary artery. If the nail had punctured that artery, Rakow would probably have died instantly. “Once we were able to get a hold of it, we were able to work it out very carefully and then it was a simple two stitches to repair the injury in the heart,” Louis said.
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