How to avoid blowouts with a Nail / Brad Gun Nov 12, 2014 | Tools & Tips, Woodworking | 3 comments 3 Comments Ken Fitzpatrick on 11/13/2014 at 3:47 AM Really have enjoyed your videos on YT. You have a wonderful way of presenting your ideas and being someone who is visual, you make it quite clear how to do things. Thanks for what you do. I look forward to all of your posts. Log in to Reply Matt on 11/13/2014 at 4:34 PM I never paid attention to the orientation of my nail gun when I did get a blow out. Now I’ll be sure to pay attention to how I position it when nailing something in that could potentially “blow out”, thanks Jon. Log in to Reply Howard Frischman on 12/02/2014 at 1:26 AM The nails in a nail gun aren’t round. They’re sort of rectangular and will tend to bend along the thinner side, which is aligned with the cartridge that holds them. That’s why they bend the way you described. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.