I had the great fortune to test this nail puller during the demolition phase of a recent remodeling project. Let me tell you, it certainly showed up at the right time! I pulled flooring nails, drywall nails, framing nails, and even trim nails quickly and easily. I guess sometimes things just work out all by themselves.
When I first saw the tool, I was reminded of the old slide-hammer pullers my dad had in his shop. I never did master Dad's old puller, so I was enthusiastic about this tool. Wow, was I wrong! The only similarity between Dad's old puller and this tool is that the jaws clamp down on the nail as the handle is pulled back. But unlike the old slide-hammer style pullers, this tool will only remove fasteners with exposed shanks. But it's easier to use and it removes both headed and headless nails equally well. I have had some success pulling #6 drywall screws but there is more damage to the wood than expected when pulling nails. The heavy-duty puller provides about 23 inches of leverage and has a nice, molded rubber hand grip on the 1" wide, 7/32" thick bar stock handle. At least 1/8" of nail must be exposed in order to use this tool. Made in China.
|TOOL TYPE||Deck Building|