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Lubricate Nails Before Hammering into Hard Woods

To drive nails into hard wood without bending them, try dipping the points into lard or other grease. You can accomplish the same end by moistening the points of the nails in a can of water.

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

I use small soap pieces with some water to make a batter-like mix: dip screws or nails in for easy penetration!

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

That "could" be a nice idea but can leave some greasy marks on the wood. Instead try to "scrap" a bar of soap (very ordinary soap) with the nail (or a screw) and it works better without leaving stains, no water as well!

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August 29, 20110 found this helpful

Try this one. Let's better than the rest I've heard simply because you don't have to carry around a bar of soap, or a tub of lard. Driving nails is hard work. Work causes sweat. Sweat and body oil creates lube! Simply run the nail through your hair a couple of times before driving it. Makes the job a lot easier, and not nearly as messy as the rest. No lube on the wood, either.

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August 30, 20110 found this helpful

My Dad always drilled a short 1/4" hole in the end of the hammer and filled it with bees wax. Then when you needed, just rub the nail on/in the spot and away you go! Always handy, not greasy.

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