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Thread #166750   Message #4012452
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
07-Oct-19 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
Subject: RE: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
Depending on the size of the staples, I've had to remove heavy duty staples from wood a number of times and simply use pliers to grip the exposed edge of the staple and pull it out evenly (getting both sides). If the staple is flush with the floor then I have several implements to loosen it; a screw driver, a cheap knife that can work under it and twist a little to create a gap without breaking off the knife.