I've made an oak frame for a large mirror and now I need to set the mirror into the frame. I've got a Fletcher point driver, but the problem seems to be that the points slip off the tool very easily and, when they do, it sends a shock through the frame which can cause the mirror to crack, even though I'm using a masonite backing board. I haven't been able to find a tool to adequately drive a point into oak without the risk of cracking the glass - they all seem geared to small picture frames. The one I have presses the point into the wood but, again, it slips. Others "fire" a point in, and that implies a shock as well.
I'm not new to woodworking and I know I could fudge something, but I want to to find something that looks good even though that part of it is facing a wall. Any ideas?