When my brad nailer runs out of fasteners, it's hard to tell where the nailing stopped because the tool leaves an impression in the wood whether it drives a nail or not.

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Shop Tip - Find Empty Brad Holes with Stud Sensor

When my brad nailer runs out of fasteners, it's hard to tell where the nailing stopped because the tool leaves an impression in the wood whether it drives a nail or not. To determine where to start again after reloading, I pass my density-sensing stud sensor along the fastening line. The sensor points to only the dimples that have fasteners in them.
—Marty Gerbasi, Sonora, Calif.