A versatile and easy-to-use nail puller, it is small enough to go in most toolboxes. When used together with a suitable claw hammer, it has the pulling power of its much larger cousins. Hardened and precision ground jaws are easy to drive below the surface of the timber. The sharp thin jaws help to minimise any damage to reclaimable materials. There is a choice of two positions for the claw hammer, whichever is most convenient. Despite its small size, it can easily pull out a 5" nail, even when the head is off or buried deep in the wood. Made of hardened steel, lacquered for protection, weight: 600g.
18 August 2015
Of little real value. Especially at the priceMaybe, if my issue was removing brand new, good headed nails from very soft timber as per the video, I would have offered a more favourable review. But, in the real world, I have hundreds of meters of timber that was a fence and I now wish to de-nail so I can plane and use the timber for less agricultural purposes. The extractor is not well designed - either it, or the extracted nail, or more frequently both, end up on the floor following every attempt as it is so unwieldy. The best use I could put it to was to put under the claw of the hammer for the first attempt at removal. When that failed and I had to use the item as described on the packaging, less than 90% of my extraction attempts were successful - and that's not good if you've 20 nails to pull from a piece - it means that two will be left in it. Overall, I believe the manufacturers should redesign from scratch - make the thing longer so using the claw on a hammer isn't critical; put a magnet on it to hold the nail & redesign the jaws so they locate on the nail and can gouge deeper into the timber. One of my worst woodworking purchases.