sorry guys for me it was in the 80's....got my hemos (three different
sizes)and a bunch of dental picks from a flea market. btw... the picks work
really well releasing the connectors on cars wiring harnesses.
Mine actually served active duty from the 60s through the mid 90s.
Another reason I use the pencil is its length. If I need to put a nail
(any size nail) a few inches taller than I can reach, the pencil and
the hammer give me the extra "height." I just slap the pencil flat on
the wall with the nail in position and reach the hammer up there to
tap it partway in. Then pull the pencil down. The hammer takes it from
Told my husband about this thread and his first reaction was comb. So
many clever ideas on this newsgroup. So glad to be here.
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I bought an small electric staple gun a couple of years ago that will also
They come in a strip just like the staples do. You just take out the regular
staples and load a strip on brads. There is one side of the stapler that is
designated for the brads. I got it at Sears.
The tool is called a brad pusher. It's a hollow sleeve which is held up off
of the solid rod of the screwdriver-like handle and held up with a light
You just drop a brad in the end and push it in with the handle. It handles
wide variety of brad/ small nail sizes.
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