3 Pneumatic Tools You’ll Use After Cabinet Making School

May 03, 2022

Cabinet making is an art. For a cabinet maker who enjoys working with wood and creating top-notch cabinets, you’ll need the right tools for the job. Pneumatic tools make the top of the list of useful equipment to have in your career. Pneumatic tools are considered cheaper than electric tools. They are more precise and lighter to handle, which is an added bonus when your hands are getting tired from working away at the wood.

At NATS, you’ll get pre-apprenticeship training in cabinet making that’ll provide you with the hands-on skills needed to launch your career. You’ll learn about wood design and layout, identifying and selecting wood, reading blueprints, operating woodworking machines and pneumatic tools and much more. Let’s take a closer look at the pneumatic tools you’ll get to use in your cabinet making career!

1. An Air Compressor Is a Must After Cabinet Making Training

If you want to get the job done well using pneumatic tools, then you’ll definitely need to use an air compressor around the woodshop. It may seem noisy and a bit on the large end at first, but simply put, it’s safer and much cheaper to use when you need controlled power out of your tools. After you complete your cabinet making training, you’ll make use of air compressors to supply power to staple guns or nail guns and manage pneumatic jigs and clamps. You’ll probably encounter common air compressors that make use of a pump known as a positive displacement model, which forces the supply of air into the tank. Some of the smaller compact air compressors only use oil-free pumps, offering you the luxury of minimal maintenance. 

An air compressor is an essential tool to have around the woodshop after your cabinet making training

2. You Can’t Go Wrong With a Speedy Pneumatic Staple Gun 

A pneumatic staple gun is a powerful and essential tool to have by your side after you complete your training at a cabinet making school. Pneumatic staple guns are used to add finishing touches to cabinets that aren’t usually visible to the naked eye. You’ll use this type of staple gun to fasten the backs of cabinets, assemble cabinet door jambs and fasten tongue and groove cabinet boards. The pneumatic staple gun offers speed and accuracy, powered by the air compressor with the use of a trigger and a cartridge. With this kind of air supply, an electric staple gun can’t match a pneumatic staple gun for power when it comes to working with wood in cabinet making. 

You’ll find a pneumatic staple gun to be accurate and efficient

3. Drive Nails With the Pneumatic Finish Nailer

When it comes to driving nails as a cabinet maker, nothing seems easier and faster to use than the pneumatic finish nailer. It provides an instant trigger that shoots the nail straight into the piece of wood. The finish nailer carries 15 to 16-gauge finish nails that offer size and stability for cabinet-making projects. It’s also considered a versatile tool since it can be used with various materials and surfaces. The finish nailer also has a convenient feature that allows you to determine the depth at which you want to insert the nails, without the need for any additional tools. 

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