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Milwaukee 12v Palm-nailer,
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This review is from: Milwaukee 2458-20 M12 12-Volt Palm Nailer ,Tool Only (Tools & Hardware)I bought the Milwaukee 12v Palm-nailer as a curiosity, and that is pretty much what it is to me - a curious little tool. It looks odd, feels odd, and does has a peculiar function too. It jack-hammers nails into wood. I hadn't even known such a tool class existed until I came across this one. Then, I learned that pnuematic versions have existed for some time already.
I got it because I don't do a lot of nailing, but wanted a way to pound common nails into existing framing when cutting holes into walls - without shattering the surrounding plaster and weakening what's left of the wall. In this respect, the palm-nailer is ideal. In fact, just for fun, I used it to plant a 3 1/2" nail into a scrap piece of 2x4 while holding the nailer with one hand and the wood with the other, in a kind of prayer position, free-floating in front of me. I was curious to see how much vibration it would create in the receiving hand (but I'm not recommending that children try this at home). To my astonishment, the nail went in very easily while having it feel like nothing more than a gentle massage! Needless to say, it works perfectly for my particular interior wall modification needs.
As a bonus discovery, I learned while working on my car, that it can be useful without nails too. I was checking my brake pads, when I noticed that one of the pivot rods had ceased up. Using a hammer alone would not loosen it. So, I inserted a 2" steel rod (of soft, mild steel) into the palm-nailer (where a nail would usually be inserted), so that I could use it as a tiny jack-hammer. Then, while a friend forced the brake parts to pivot, I simultaneously used the palm-nailer-turned-jack-hammer to vibrate the brake pieces apart. Once lubricated and put them back together the pivot arm worked like new again. Because of how small the work space was inside the wheel well, I don't know what other tool might have been used more comfortably to get the job done so elegantly.
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