During the framing of a house, the chore of nailing off the shear paneling, roof and floor decks, and metal hangers and straps can be pure drudgery. This is especially true when you have a whole house full of joist hangers, strap ties, post anchors, and rafter clips, since pneumatic nailers aren't normally employed for this task. On my sites, an apprentice carpenter usually gets this job. Armed with several boxes of hangers and a bag of tiny Teco nails, this hapless worker is off on a mission to pound his nail-holding fingers into a bloody pulp. I recently learned that it doesn't have to be that way. Advanced Connector Systems (3335 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040;