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Why Should Plastic Nails be Used?
Pubdate:2017-12-22   Source:Woodworking Network   Author:William Sampson  

Just the thought of plastic nails seems counter-intuitive. Can they really work? What are they good for?

We previously tried Raptor brand composite nails and answered those questions in the affirmative. Now Senco has jumped into the plastic nail arena with their own line of fasteners and nailers, offering new choices for woodworkers.

Why should us to choose plastic nails?

Plastic composite fasteners have a number of advantages over conventional metal nails in specialized applications. In the modern woodworking shop, the most common application for composite fasteners is in fixturing for CNC machining. Rather than relying on vacuum hold-down power or for unusual fixturing challenges, you can use plastic fasteners. You can cut right through the fasteners without damaging router cutters or saw blades. You can even stack parts on the CNC and break them apart after machining. Plastic fasteners also will not trigger a SawStop safety brake.

You can use plastic fasteners as a clamping aid in glue-ups and not have to wait for the glue to dry before machining or sanding. The fasteners take sanding well and won’t clog or damage conventional abrasive belts.

Plastic fasteners aren't just temporary. Boat builders and other woodworkers making projects that will be subjected to moisture and weather can use plastic composite fasteners without fear of rust.
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