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 Post subject: Removing 'Second Fix' Nail Gun Nails
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:05 pm 
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howdy, just wondering if anyone knew if you can remove second-fix nails. i am disassembling my arcade cab and found it is screwed and nailed.

a bit of overkill....

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howdy, just wondering if anyone knew if you can remove second-fix nails. i am disassembling my arcade cab and found it is screwed and nailed.

a bit of overkill....


Rubber mallet? Tap tap tappy...

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 Post subject: Re: Removing 'Second Fix' Nail Gun Nails
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Remove all screws first on entire cab.

Generally prying joins apart is the best method but not always possible, but once screws are removed, it just may loosen up the cab quite a bit and make it childsplay. A few medium taps on the back of panels, using a block of wood (a piece of 4x2 400mm long or thereabouts) to spread any blows and avoid indentations on panels as a tried and tested method to avoid damage. This is a better alternative as you can use a standard claw hammer which has advantges of designated force applied if that makes sense.

My second choice is to drive nails right through panels instead with a nail punch (Preferably a punch that doesn't taper out for at least the depth you need to protrude). You could also try drilling small piot holes hard against nails to widen and loosen but would only use this method as a last resort.

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top stuff sisters! will try that method (length of timber and hammer)

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