HOW TO HAMMER SMALL NAILS WITHOUT HITTING YOUR FINGERS – Many DIY jobs involve the use of a hammer and nails. Sometimes the use of very small nails, such a pin nails, is required.
The question here is; how many times have you tried to hold a small nail without hitting your thumb or fingers? It’s a fact that nearly all of us, at one time or another, has accidentally hit their fingers with the hammer instead of the nail, which results in a very painful experience shortly followed by some very unsavory language – it’s amazing the number of names you can call a hammer!
In this guide we’ll show you a real simple tip that will prevent you from ever having to hit your fingers with the hammer again.
Take a strip of paper. Any type of paper will do.
Push the nail through the strip of paper.
Adjust the nail so that it sits straight.
Holding the paper, and not the nail, place the nail on the piece of wood or other material.
Hammer the nail 1/2 way in- you will notice that your fingers are at least a few inches from the nail.
Once the nail is in the wood tear the paper off and hammer the nail home – job done and not sore fingers or thumbs.
Take a strip of cardboard and cut a slot in one end.
Place the nail into the slot so that the head of the nail is flush with the cardboard.
Holding the cardboard and not the nail, position the nail in place and hammer.
Once the nail is firmly into the wood slide off the cardboard and hammer the nail home.
Note that this method can also be used with a Hair Comb if you do not have a piece of cardboard.
Acknowledgements: Video – Ronhazelton.com