The PushMaster joining tool is made just for the hobby and do-it-yourself picture framer. The PushMaster inserts V-Nails which are used to join the frame corners. V-Nailing is the preferred method of joining used by professional framers, and is now available to the amateur picture framers. Used in combination with a clamp, the PushMaster produces a tight, secure corner and is suitable for high quality, low volume home framing.
The PushMaster tool is used to insert V-Nails into the base of wood moulding. The V-Nail pulls the corners together making a tight firm join. PushMaster can be used by hand pressure alone on most wood mouldings or gently hit with a "dead blow" mallet to insert the V-Nail into any hard timber frame. The frame must be held firmly together before v-nailing - and the FrameCo Strap Clamp is ideal for this.
Any size V-Nail can be inserted into the frame using the PushMaster, and the instructions included with the tool kit gives you helpful advice on the best size v-nail and position suitable for most moulding types and styles. As most commercial frame mouldings are made from a timber called Obeche, it is relatively easy to insert the v-nails into the frame by hand, however the BenchMaster upgrade is available, which takes the hard work out of joining.