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August 19, 2010

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 Ron from Cortez, CO

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By 3 found this helpful
November 10, 2010

If you're ever trying to install a nail or other drive-in fastener higher than you can reach, try this. Saw a short slit just a little narrower than the shank of the fasteners you're using into the end of a yardstick or other light piece of wood. Stick in one of the nails, etc. and you're in business. Once the fastener is started, pull down on the holder to free it and hammer the piece of hardware flush.

By Ron from Cortez, CO

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January 12, 20070 found this helpful

Having a difficult time holding that small nail while trying to hammer it into the wall? Here's a great tip, poke it through an index card and keep hold on the index card. It's a sure bet that you won't hit your fingers with the hammer!


By Amanda from Bloomer, WI

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November 17, 20040 found this helpful

To hold a nail without hitting your fingers, put it between the tines of a fork!

By Betty G.

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