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V nailer guidance


Jul 7, 2004
Hi all,

I have just set up my very first framing workshop in my house to frame my own photographic work.

I have a Alfamachine Minigraph 3 V nailer that I have been playing with and joining together my moulding cornor examples with frustrating results.

Everything on the machine is working fine, what I am having a problem with is making the two pieces of moulding hold together tight when I depress my foot pedal to hold the moulding and then when I insert the v nail it is still staying apart.

Where the moulding sits in the 90 degree cradle either side has and adjustable knob that allows you to change the angle of the walls it sits along. I have played with these and i am a bit lost.

Any help would be very appreciated.

Nice web site!
Re. V nailer. I really don't have a whole lot of advice. I guess you just have to keep messing around with it until it works the way it should. I find using a smaller v gives a better corner than a larger v. So , I guess my advise is, when in doubt go smaller. It's VERY important to use a good glue. Try Corner Weld. Bill
Thanks Bill,

I worked out what was wrong..... all good now.

So Matt, are you just gonna leave us hangin' or tell us what the problem was and how you fixed it?

I agree with Bill, great web site and beautiful photography.


Fantabulous web site! Did you create it yourself?