Nail Gun Injuries Surge

DeWalt M-16 Nail gun: Blackwater meets Black & Decker

In total, doctors went from treating about 4,200 home users for nail-gun related injuries in 1991 to about 14,800 in 2005. Moreover, the study shows that 40 percent of all nail gun injuries were sustained by those not professionally involved in construction or carpentry. “It was actually a surprise to me that consumers made up 40 percent of the emergency room visits for these injuries,” says lead study author Hester Lipscomb, associate professor of occupational and environmental medicine at Duke University Medical Center. “What has been historically an occupational hazard is now a hazard to consumers as well.” Anatomy of a Nail Gun Injury Dr. Corey Slovis, professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is no stranger to nail gun injuries. “On Monday, I treated a gentleman who had a nail gun injury in which the nail just missed the optic nerve,” Slovis says. “It did not cause any permanent damage, but it was within one-tenth of an inch from vital structures.” Slovis says his patient was a construction worker by trade.
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While this might look like a nail gun, trust me: it isn’t

Then, I went down to the DeWalt factory service place a few miles from the house to get a sticker. There, I saw they had brand new battery casings, so I picked up one of those too. I got home, found a short magazine , and got to work. Mr.
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No, this is an M16 assault rifle that’s decked out to look like a DeWalt nail gun. Of course! Id just picked up a new (to me) M-16 and was in the process of fixing it up a little.
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Cordless Nail Gun Comparison Test

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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