Unique Woodworking Tool

Hi! Im Bob Schmidt with Home Remodel Workshop. I found yet another tool that not only would be great for the DYIs and the homeowners, but it will also be very useful for the professional. Lets get to work.

Now, Ive already produced videos showing you how to use hand drive nails and also showing you how to use a nail gun. But theres one thing that both of these have in common. And what that is, is a nail set. This is a traditional nail set kit that you use to see in most carpenters carry around. Theres an alternative to this for those of you who are hammer challenged and for tight places for the experts where you have to get in the really tight places where its hard to swing your hammer.

Now, what I have here is a spring actuated nail set and punch. Theres no hammer required while using this and its very easy to use in tight places. Now, youve drove this nail and as far as you dare, you know and another couple of whacks, youre going to starting to put this edge and this OG in jeopardy. Now is the time you get ahead and take your nail set, set it on there. Just take your time, just keep the little pressure towards the nail head and it drives it right down and right below the surface. Simply take your favorite spackle fill it in, ready to paint.

A truly unique feature about this nail set unlike a conventional nail set. Although you may have room to get in here to drive a finish nail because its being adjacent to this corner. If you try to get a nail set in there and a hammer to drive at the same time, its not going to work. Youre going to damage up your wall.

Well with the spring loaded nail set, even in tight spaces such as this, its very easy to get that nail set down flush or below the surface. Now I know that some of you are going to say, Yeah that works fine on a little six penny nail through some soft pine but Im dealing with hardwood and trim nails, or 16 penny nail for exterior. Im going to use the punch size and sacrifice one of my favorite magazines here to show you just how much power this thing has. With just a few smacks, it actually drive itself through the magazine. Plenty enough power for driving in those nails through hardwood and those nails as long big finish nails.

So there you go the spring drive nail set and punch. So there you go the hammer free spring drive nail set and punch. Great for those people whose friends call them lightning because they can never strike in the same place twice.

Im Bob Schmidt with Home Remodel Workshop. If you like this tip, please subscribe. If not, check out our home channel. We have many other videos there, thanks.

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  1. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    Really! I had no idea they have been around so long. I believe they are
    making a comeback thou I have seen many in the last couple years showing up
    on job sites again! Thanks +++Bob

  2. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    I hate to admit how many of my dads tools I ruined using them for an
    assortment of things kids do. Wish I had them now+++Bob

  3. aww ur dog is so cute xD

  4. Next up on home remodel workshop…how to upgrade your existing home
    theater speakers…….lol.

  5. Does anyone know where one might find a spring drive? That made the job
    look easy. Thanks Chris

  6. Now where do I get one?!

  7. Another great tip. Gues I better subscribe!

  8. where can i get this?? thanx

  9. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    @binashraf If you have a Rockler or Manards close to you,if not, it can be
    purchases online from many sources+++Bob

  10. @HomeRemodelWorkshop hmm, i live in the UK and those shops dont ring any
    bells :P

  11. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    @Fr33lancers I have no clue> Where are you coming from? +++Bob

  12. Exactly what i need! Hammers are more for demolition when i’m around lol!

  13. Thank you! This video was exactly what I needed to help me finish a

  14. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    It would penetrate oak also.+++Bob

  15. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    Maybe the next video, I dont know the magazine was handy and there was no
    oak to be seen. I agree it would have made a better visual to people who
    understand the density of oak +++Bob

  16. Where can I find this???

  17. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    Search “spring loaded nail set” and you should be able to find store
    availabilities. I purchased mine at Rockler .+++Bob

  18. thanks bob. good video. interesting tool. on a typical job however, there
    may be a hundred finish nails to “set”. that little tool would get old
    quickly and broken . and as i would already have my hammer in hand reaching
    into my tool belt for a nail set would be easier and faster. but thanks for
    taking the time to show the tool . if it were redesigned to take hammer
    blows and work as shown, i’d buy one . please pass this on to the
    manufacturer . 

  19. HomeRemodelWorkshop

    Have no relationship with the manufacturer to tell them anything however if
    you tried this out you would find it to be very durable, I agree will not
    take hammer hit but in difficult nail setting positions or lets say if you
    are a painter or have limited experience you would find this tool much more

  20. I would use a piece of wood or a tool on it’s side.

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