Safe Hammer and Nail Hack





Introduction: Safe Hammer and Nail Hack

Safety Challenge

Runner Up in the
Safety Challenge

In this simple and short instructable I'll show you a safe way to hammer in nails without hurting your thumb or fingers.

All you need for this safe hammer and nail hack is a pencil with a rubber on the end.

Using a sharp blade, slice down the middle of the rubber (see image or video).

Place your nail into the rubber and hold pencil where you want the nail and hammer.

Your thumb and fingers are safe from pain and others ears from your profanity's.



    • Science of Cooking

      Science of Cooking
    • Microcontroller Contest

      Microcontroller Contest
    • Spotless Contest

      Spotless Contest

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.




    Or you could just hold it with your fingers, gently tap it in until it is stable enough that you can let go. Then hammer it in normally..

    As I've grown older, my thickened, arthritic fingers get hit more and more frequently when holding fasteners (usually fence or electrical staples) of less than 3/4 inch in length.

    wow this is such a good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    up here for thinkin' - thank you

    Love it! My fingers say thank you and they gave you a vote.

    So clever! I'll have to try this next time I'm using a hammer. I hate doing it now because I inevitably hit my thumb!

    So simple and clever. Never thought of this. Woyld have saved me a lot if sore fingers. lol Thank you.


    If you don't have a pencil handy, the small hole in a wooden clothes peg works too.

    I like it, great idea :)