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    The one I have has a built in slide hammer, was made in the 1950s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    The one I have has a built in slide hammer, was made in the 1950s.
    I remember one as a kid from the 60s that our neighbor had. About 25 years ago, I was able to order the same design you're talking about.
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    I needed it to remove 1x8 pine ship lap sheathing that I salvaged from my garage made in the early 60s. Took most of a day to pull all the nails, but it saved damage to the wood had I used a pry bar. I notice now the handle say's "suregrip" but it has bitten me many times.

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    I used the same tool that Metric Taper showed to remove the old oak planking on a boat dock. It was the perfect tool for the job.

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    Not a gimmick, at all! I much prefer this parrot’s beak nail puller to the slide hammer type. Axminster used to sell them. It’s always with me when I go to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    I remember one as a kid from the 60s that our neighbor had. About 25 years ago, I was able to order the same design you're talking about.
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    I needed it to remove 1x8 pine ship lap sheathing that I salvaged from my garage made in the early 60s. Took most of a day to pull all the nails, but it saved damage to the wood had I used a pry bar. I notice now the handle say's "suregrip" but it has bitten me many times.
    That`s identical to the one I`ve had for about 25 years. Like a lot of my tools, I have no idea where it came from.

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    I've had one of those for decades.
    Never used it.
    Put it on Craigslist for $10.
    Renewed the listing over and over.
    No bites.
    It sat in my garage unused for another year.

    UNTIL LAST WEEK!

    The fluorescent fixture under one of our wall cabinets died.
    I bought LED bulbs, but they had to be re-wired to line voltage (no ballast needed).
    I had to pull the fixture off the wall, but someone had NAILED IT ON with 16d NAILS!
    Grrrr!

    Grabbed that parrot beak and they came out like butter!

    Ta da!

    Props to Philip Davies for giving me the right name!
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    Thanks, Charles. How long is a 16d nail? I’ve pulled a lot of nails with this handy gimmick, but don’t remember pulling one of those!

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    It's about this long [holds finger and thumb apart by 3.5"]


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