USING A CARPENTER'S HAMMER
Never use a claw hammer on a steel
punch or on hardened steel-cut or
masonry nails. The face is too soft
and could chip.
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.
1 Lay two pieces of wood parallel to each other. Place a
third piece on top and align so that the edges are
2 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.
3 Tap nail head (3) with hammer face (4) until the nail
will remain standing by itself.
4 Remove fingers and drive nail flush. Make sure the
hand supporting the work is not in direct line with the