When you are nailing in boots what are your preferences? The reason I ask is the way I was showed is to use your hammer(mine is a nice little stanley 20z steel with a slim design) and hit the nails in with the side of the head. For example if it is in the middle of a 4" x 10" to swing at it with the side. Is there an easier way? Or, perhaps, a better hammer or tool? Sorry if this isn't an accurate desricption or in the wrong forum.