At the woodworking store, browsing for a new finish nailer.
On the box: “Small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.”
I mean, I know there’s a labour shortage and places are willing to hire people still in school, but are we going that young now? Does the income scale with the age? Does the child know not to load 15 degree offset brads in to a zero degree nailer like I did that one time?
Reading through the manual: “Do not use underwater. Do not use to light gas ovens. Do not use to clean out electronic devices.” And this wasn’t just generic safety warnings. They had little line art drawings of the finish nailer being used to do these tasks with a big X drawn through them.
Okay, I hadn’t really thought of these as viable usages for a finish nailer, but that does give me some ideas…
But mostly, I want to know what situations arose that called for the manufacturer to put such warnings on their finish nailer.