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Protecting Fingers When Hammering Nails

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As many do-it-yourselfers know it is not uncommon to miss the nail and mash a finger. There are some tips and techniques you can use to reduce the possibility of this injury. This is a guide about protecting fingers when hammering nails.
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By 6 found this helpful
January 4, 2012

Do your fingers hurt just thinking of you using a hammer and nails? If so, grab a clothespin and give them a break. Just place the nail in the grip of your clothespin and hammer until nail is securely in the wall, then release the tension on the nail and carefully lift up the clothespin. Finish hammering in the nail as usual.

By Teri M from Omaha, NE

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August 20, 2007

To avoid smashing your fingers while hammering nails into the wall, hold the nail with a wooden clothes pin. So if you miss, you won't get hurt!

By momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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By 0 found this helpful
February 12, 2009

Hammering nails into wood is absolutely fraught with peril! You smash your thumb instead of the nail or bend the nail and have to start all over again with a new nail. Avoid both problems with this simple tip -- hold the nail with needle nosed pliers! Hammer away. Your thumb is now definitely safe and the likelihood of a bent nail is greatly reduced.

By Katherine from Manakin Sabot, VA

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