One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1historical A maker of nails.
- ‘The village of Cloone in 1901 was full of taillers, nailers, dress-makes and part-time farmers which the author recalls.’
2A power tool for inserting nails.
- ‘When nailing some of the denser woods with hand or air nailers, installers may encounter splitting tongues, as well as failure to secure the fastener even after repeated attempts.’
- ‘Cut a board to fit; and secure it to the nailer and any joists with screws.’
- ‘The tubing can also be suspended in the air below wooden floors or be stapled on top of the sub floor between nailers.’
- ‘All joints must be glued and the trim fastened with brads, preferably using pneumatic nailers, which leave very small fastener holes.’
- ‘Another interesting joinery detail is the use of angled supports through mortised and wedged into the end joists as nailers for the interior cornice.’
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