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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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
only adaquate for brads
from Clinton WA
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about Forrester Lever Action Nail Puller:
tried to remove nails from a deck I was demolitioning.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Makes an impressive & bulky paperweight
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I tried this darn thing on 3-4 nails before giving up altogether. It is not at all effective and it was much easier to just hammer the nail down into the deck joist than fuss with this tool - the few nails it didn't slip off of ended up breaking off flush with the wood anyway.