YAY! My brad nailer broke!
The timing was IDEAL! – I was on a deadline to get something out and really needed the nailer to finish.
Do I sound sarcastic? I assure you I’m being quite sincere because, although I know it’s wrong to hate, I truly HATE(ed) my brad nailer.
It jammed all the time and the nails never went in all the way (yes, I read the instruction book, no, I wasn’t doing something wrong… why would you assume that?).
But worst of all….WORST OF ALL…..was its evil cord.
“How can a cord be eeevvviiil” you might ask.
This thing totally had a life of its own it was very thick and extremely…. un-bendy.
So unbendy that, no journey from wall outlet to project was complete unless it knocked over three things on its way. It didn’t matter if there weren’t actually three things between the outlet and me – Unbendy would seek out things and knock them over.
It was so unbendy that when you weren’t using the nailer and wanted to wrap the cord around it – you couldn’t. Oh sure, it would pretend to wrap and then, just when you got it hung up and turned around “brlllippp!”
unbendy cord everywhere!
And it would take other, innocent, items off the wall with it in its in its burst to freedom.
(and don’t get me started on how it never quite fit in where I needed to drive a nail or how it’s “safety settings” were so concerned about my welfare that half the time no nails came out of it)
Because it’s passing (along with gift cards provided by my terrific parents and sisters) allowed me to make a
JUSTIFIED POWER TOOL PURCHASE!!!!!
Every man (and woman too I imagine) dreams of the JPTP opportunity but they are rare. Because while, yes, you can always buy a power tool how often is it really justified?
Except have I mentioned how much I loathe my Drill Press………….