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Thread #166750   Message #4012939
Posted By: Gurney
10-Oct-19 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
Subject: RE: Tech: Getting nails out of old wood
Mole Grips, Vice Grips, locking pliers, all the same tool, the first two are brand names. They last a lifetime. You only need them occasionally, but when you do, nothing else will do the job. Dave, how have you managed to do without them for so long?

I just did a mental count. I have seven. Two standard, one slip-jawed, three tiny ones, and a small long-nosed. But then, I've made my living in both engineering and building maintenance.

When pincers are very new, they will cut the legs off staples, leaving two needles sticking up. They work, but they are meant for pulling small nails, not skinny staples.