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Old 05-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Holding small nails

My fingers are always in the way when starting small trim nails or screws, years ago I learned to put them in teeth of a pocket comb to get them started. I have special tools for this or a needle nose works but they are never close when I just need to do a few fasteners. Of course it won't be much longer and I won't need to carry a comb either!
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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Fold a scrap piece of paper then push the nail or screw through it near the fold. After you've driven the fastener, rip the paper off. This trick works really well most of the time. Good luck... Walt
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Wow, such great ideas;
I canít believe Iíve not herd of that!
The only one I knew about was using the wire nose pliers.

Oh, I do still carry a comb but I donít need it as much as I used to, imagine that!

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Old 05-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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Comb??? Thanks for the tips, they fall into that "why didn't I think of that" category
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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Excellent ideas! Thanks for posting them.
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Who says I'm too old to learn new tricks?
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:39 PM   #7
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Great ideas, however I am not able to part with my comb anymore
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #8
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Heck, just go ahead and smash the fingers. The pain lets you know your still alive.
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I have my wife hold the small nails for me. If you dont have a comb because of hair loss a nedel nose pliers works good too.
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