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    A question for all installers.

    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.

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    Thats the way I used to do it. I did use a pair of needle nose to hold the nail, I got tired of hitting my fingers. I used a sheetmetal hammer though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbormatt View Post
    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.

    I have done it that way and seems to work for me.

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    Oh Yes.. Just like Karsthunr says.. prob. the BEST advice there is on that subject.. School of hard knocks is in!!

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    I just use teh head of the hammer.
    If you don't hit it like your trying to hold up the floor with it, it won't harm the boot.
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    Use side of the hammer first but finish up with the hammer’s head.

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    1" roofing tacks, they have a sharp point penetrates easy.

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    roofing nails and the side of a duct hammer, have used sheetrock screws and a drill...but i like hammer and nails myself.

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