Do-it-yourself: at your own risk and peril!

Since 1991, the number of nail gun injuries has skyrocketed, increasing by 200%! Although in the United States approximately 37,000 injuries are recorded each year, the number of work-related nail gun injuries has remained stable since 1998. It leads to the conclusion that weekend warriors and do-it-yourselfers are the ones who have been injuring themselves with pneumatic nail guns.

Since 1991, the number of nail gun injuries has skyrocketed, increasing by 200%! Although in the United States approximately 37,000 injuries are recorded each year, the number of work-related nail gun injuries has remained stable since 1998. It leads to the conclusion that weekend warriors and do-it-yourselfers are the ones who have been injuring themselves with pneumatic nail guns. Emergency rooms are currently treating five times the number of injuries caused by this tool than they were five years ago.

Today, many people are excited about tackling home renovations and improvements themselves. Not only does doing renovations yourself lead to great savings, it leaves you with a great sense of accomplishment. And when you are finished, you can have your friends over to look at the beautiful results! The low cost of pneumatic nail guns available at any home renovation centre has caused it to invade amateur building sites all over North America.

If you are keen on the idea of renovating or improving your home this summer, do not risk your digits! Wanting to get the job done as fast as possible can quickly turn into a real nightmare! Learn how to use a nail gun safely and securely, and ask your salesperson for extra instructions and safety tips. But if you think you are likely to wield a nail gun with bravado, do yourself a favour and leave the work to a professional!

Happy home improvement!

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