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Thread #166750 Message #4012457
Posted By: Gurney
08-Oct-19 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
Subject: RE: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
If you can grip the staple, grip it with locking pliers and rock it out, using a piece of thin steel to protect the floor surface.
If you can't grip it, you could grind it off with an angle-grinder and nail-punch the legs below the surface and then fill. This requires fine control, angle-grinders don't take prisoners.
I'm assuming that you want to save the surface.