Introduction: Safely Hammer a Nail

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This is the smartest and safest trick I've seen for protecting your digits when hammering a nail. Simply hold the nail with a wooden clothes pin! Even a seasoned hammer wielder like myself can miss, so I say, give safety the green light and go for the ouch-free gold.

Step 1: Supplies

  • hammer
  • wooden clothes pin
  • nail

Step 2: Placement

Clamp the nail with the clothes pin so that the tip of the nail is JUST sticking out from the side that you'll put up against the wall.

Step 3: Ready, Aim, Magic!

Hold the pin/nail combo up against the wall where you'd like to put the nail.

Hammer in the nail, risk free!

You and your thumbnail are welcome. : )

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