Pin Nail or No Pin Nail / Y a-t-il un petit clou ou non (pointes finettes)

Compte tenu que les clous aiguilles (pointes finettes) n’ont pas de tête et sont si petits, il est difficile de dire s’ils ont été déployés ou non par la cloueuse pneumatique. Dans un récent projet (lire mauvaise expérience) il m’est venu à l’esprit d’utiliser mon petit détecteur de métal Wizard (exemple) pour vérifier si des clous manquaient. Ça marche !

C’est également une bonne façon d’utiliser ce pratique outil qui était très rarement utilisé, sauf pour les palettes.

Je me demande si un puissant aimant ferait l’affaire ?

Since pin nails have no head and are so tiny, it’s hard to say if any nails were shot or not from by pneumatic nailer. In a recent project (read bad experience) I came up with the idea of using my small Wizard metal detector (sample) to check for missing pin nails. It works !

This is also a good way to make use of such good and otherwise rarely used tool, except for pallets.

I wonder if a strong magnet would work ?

Pin Nail or No Pin Nail / Y a-t-il un petit clou ou non (pointes finettes)


Pin Nail or No Pin Nail / Y a-t-il un petit clou ou non (pointes finettes)


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2 Responses to Pin Nail or No Pin Nail / Y a-t-il un petit clou ou non (pointes finettes)

  1. garym53 says:

    Yes, small neodymium magnets work well – they have to be small so that the mass is also small – you can place them over a nail hole (or in the vicinity) and the magnet will stick to it (or at least exhibit some attraction.

    I kept a roll of them in my work overalls until one day they fell out somewhere in the garden – a sad day.

    • Gary, thank you for your input. You just thought me what rare-earth magnets really are. I have few 1/4″ cylinders, about 1″ long, and I’ll conduct my own experience today. Too bad you lost yours in the garder. Did you think about hauling a steel pipe or angle iron on the ground, let’s say with a rope, so your magnet would stick on it ?

      Best,

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