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Using a hammer

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I use the round end to hammer in nails and the forky end to pull them out.....I have found this to be the bestest and would recommend everyone try it.

Wow!  I never thought of (post #214436, reply #1 of 7)

Wow!  I never thought of that!  When I try to drive the nails with the forky end they just bend.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

What the forked end is for..... (post #214436, reply #7 of 7)

I never knew what the forked end was for until some drywall hangers asked to borrow my hammer once. They used the slot to secure their marijuana cigarettes when they burned too short to hold with their fingers. They were amazingly frugal with those cigarettes.

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there's a better way.... (post #214436, reply #2 of 7)

I used that method for years but have long sense abandoned it. I use the broad, flat side to drive nails. You won't miss.Pulling nails is a waste of time, I use the round end to bend them out of the way.

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You know, that's a good (post #214436, reply #3 of 7)

You know, that's a good idea.  When I'm using the forky end to drive nails it hurts like hell when I hit my thumb.

Maybe you should drive screws (post #214436, reply #4 of 7)

Maybe you should drive screws instead of nails.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Which round end do you use? (post #214436, reply #5 of 7)

Which round end do you use? the iron or the wooden end?

I have heard of this "hammer" (post #214436, reply #6 of 7)

I have heard of this "hammer" thing. It is some kind of Amish nail gun or something.

Greg