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Old 10-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #16
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:15 AM   #17
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That's a lot of windows and glass! You should make that space for living (habitable space), plug the ventilation inlets and exhaust required for attics and move the furniture in!

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Hey gents, just found this website yesterday, wow, great stuff! Just thought I'd throw my two cents in. I bought a "Nail Jack" off Amazon the last time I had to do a lot of nail pulling, if it would have lasted that one job it would have been well worth the $30. You can dig with it like a cat's paw, although not quite as effective as that's not it's sole purpose, but you get a little more versatility with it. It's also much more effective for pulling them once you get any part of the nail exposed. You can bite down into the wood towards the nail and if you can catch just about any part of the nail you can grab it and yank it out. I highly recommend it and have loaned it out to several friends/family when the need arose. My pops was the only one that complained, as he's "old school" and "they never needed fancy contraptions like this back in the day." I guess he'd rather just pull them out with his teeth, "old school style". He cracks me up sometimes!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:35 PM   #19
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I bought a "ProClaw" by Eastwing at my local HD. It's made in Japan, not the USA, but at least not China.
It does the job, and has a right angle head at one end, so it can get into restricted spaces. It's only 9" long, but that is all I needed.
Looking at the right angle head with its flat top, I was thinking that maybe it was designed to be hit with a hammer if you needed the claw to dig harder into the wood, but have serious doubts that this tool is designed to be impacted. I would probably use a chisel for that kind of work.

Ironically, there weren't any nails in the board where I needed to cut, but I used the tool to grab a nail that was left in the joist at another location where I removed a board, and it was very useful in prying up the floorboard once it was cut. Kind of like a mini crowbar, but I wouldn't expect it to lift anything heavy.

I paid only about $11 for it, so if it doesn't last, I'll buy the more expensive brand next time.

Thanks for your help.

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Estwing is a good product and yes you can hit it with your hammer to drive it deep into a board to remove a nail.
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You could always use a nail puller.
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That one looks vintage!

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That one looks vintage!

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It isn't vintage, it is a more expensive puller and it will work also. I prefer the smaller one as it is easier to carry and will get the job done also.

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