Claw Hammer for Concrete Framing
Photo above courtesy of Malene Thyssen, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Malene
claw hammer is used to drive nails into support stakes and concrete
forms. Although it can be used to drive stakes into the ground, a
mini-sledgehammer often works better. A hammer could cause wood stakes
to split after repeated blows, therefore, the best use is for nailing.
Tips for Safe Claw Hammer Use:
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- Use your whole forearm to lift and drop the hammer while remembering to keep your wrist straight
- Use the weight of the hammer to drive the nail (don't pound with your full force)
- Don't place nails in a straight row (this could split the wood) - Instead, stagger
- Angle nails against the wood's grain to get the best holding power
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