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Stopping the Fake News About Nailers

WEN 61720 3/4-Inch to 2-Inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

DIY beginners and others not in the professional handyman field are usually the ones spreading the news about nailers. The bad thing is that the report isn’t true. What is this all about? It’s that all nailers are the same—brad, finish, and pin.

The three kinds are actually different from one another. If you’re a handyman, a carpenter, or a DIY enthusiast, then you know this already. If you aren’t, then it’s high time you know what each one is for so that you can stop spreading the alarming news that they are all the same.

Note: I say “dangerous” because misusing these nailers could put your safety at risk.

Pin Nailer

Hitachi NP35A Pin Nailer 23 Gauge, Accepts 5/8 to 1-3/8 Pin Nails, Micro Pinner with Depth Adjustment, 5 Year Warranty

Pin nailers are for delicate projects—projects that are detailed and a bit complicated. The pin nailer releases tiny pins into your material. The pins are too small that you cannot see them with your bare eyes. A pin nailer is excellent for adding molding to your project. Sometimes, however, the pins aren’t durable enough to hold stuff together, which is why you still need to use quality wood glue.

Brad Nailer

WEN 61720 3/4-Inch to 2-Inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

Obviously, a brad nailer doesn’t shoot pins. This nailer has a strong securing power that can work with almost anything—except super delicate projects. The brad nailer is so versatile that it can even cut wood. Expect it to exceed your anticipations especially when you want durable and low-profile nails. The nailer is strong, allowing it to work with all kinds of furniture you can think of.

Finish Nailer

DEWALT D51257K 1-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch 16 Gauge Finish Nailer

Finally, the finish nailer is your nailer if you want to use nails that are more heavy-duty compared to the nails that brad nailers use. The nails can’t be removed after, but the good news is they are so comfortable to use with any kind of wooden piece. The finish nailer comes with a higher price tag because it’s for heavy-duty jobs, but your money will be worth it because of the securing power it has.

Final Words

So you see, you can’t just get any nailer just because they look nicer or they sound better. You have to know what they are, how they should be used, and if they can cater to your skills as a woodworker. Stop the fake news and start educating others.

Preventing Yourself From Being Misled

fake news

Let’s face it.

The continuous spread of fake news all over the internet is quite scary. It doesn’t only make people confused about their own beliefs, but also make people abandon their own values.

But do you know what’s scarier?

It’s the idea that fake news can strip you away from everything you know – from your loved ones and just about anything you’ve ever worked hard for – due to hidden traps within such as phishers and malwares, as well as hackers and even “trolls” who might not stop until you are completely brought down…

…all because of that single click on your mouse.

Now, the question is: How can you prevent yourself from being misled?

Here’s one way:

Do your own research.

Fake news can usually be detected from a layman’s point of view. They’re the ones usually shared with a caption that seems like it’s being advertised, as well as unverified sources within the article itself. Thus, do your own research.

Moreover, don’t ever think about what happens when time stops. In other words, continue to do your own research no matter how long it takes and no matter what happens next. At the end of the day, it will all be worth it. You will not only save yourself from getting completely misled, but also save your loved ones and other people from getting totally misled.

BONUS: Trust your gut instinct.

If there’s one skill all men in this world have in common, it’s gut instinct. Just like when confronted by dangers like a robber stalking you from behind, fake news will also give you an emotion that no one – not even the smartest person in front of you – can totally believe, no matter what other people say about it.

Trust your gut instinct. It will save you from any kind of threats, even the most undetected ones.


How to Look Beyond the Propaganda in Search of Truth


Whatever your stand on issues may be, knowing how propaganda can influence your choices and decisions helps you avoid blindly accepting what propagandists feed you. And now is a good time as any to make a conscious effort to look beyond the web of stories that propaganda machines churn out. In the end, you can choose to look beyond the news you see, hear, or read every day to get to seek the truth. Here are some of the many ways you can take control of how you process the information presented to you.

Check your sources

Social media is a great source of news and information. In fact, there have been reports that many people now rely on social networking sites for their daily dose of news. On the downside, not all content you find on your social media feeds are credible. Check your sources first before believing and sharing what you see or read. Check if the story is covered by reputable media websites. Or you can do some research to verify the facts.

Be informed

Know the elements of propaganda and the common techniques or methods propagandists’ use. The knowledge can prove handy in identifying inaccurate or biased information that are not supported by evidence. This could help you avoid blindly following the direction people behind propaganda machines are laying out for you.

Keep an open mind

One of the easiest ways to fall for propaganda is to avoid seeing things from different perspectives. You have to constantly challenge your own perceptions instead of sticking to information that supports your views. Reports should be balanced and based on verifiable facts or evidences. Anything that appeals primarily to your emotions and conveniently excluding certain facts are designed to shape your judgments.

Avoid sharing misleading information

One person may not seem like much to change perception or the narrative. But you can make a difference in stopping the flow of fake news or misleading information. Share or spread stories that you have verified to be true. When in doubt, do not be a part of spreading propaganda. More people doing the same can have an impact in changing what some people in your online networks see as news.