USING A CARPENTERS HAMMER
WEAR EYE PROTECTION AND WATCH
Never use a claw hammer on a steel
punch or on hardened steel-cut or
masonry nails. The face is too soft and
Be sure to check for a loose head or a
cracked handle before use.
The following set-up is established to provide practice
driving nails successfully.
Lay two pieces of wood parallel to each other. Place
a third piece on top and align so that the edges are
Support a common nail (1) between thumb and first
finger about halfway up the nail.
A piece of paper or a comb (2) can be
used to hold small nails.
Tap nail head (3) with hammer face (4) until the nail
will remain standing by itself.
Remove fingers and drive nail flush. Make sure the
hand supporting the work is not in direct line with the