How to Remove a Nail That’s Troublesome

You can remove stubborn rusty nails; it just takes a special technique.


| April/May 2016



Rusty Nails in Board

Don’t give up on stuck nails.


Photo by Fotolia/asadykov

If you have trouble extracting old, rusty nails from lumber, try pounding the nailhead a little before pulling. 

It sounds contradictory, but pounding the nail breaks up the rust surrounding it and makes the nail easier to remove.

Jim Neises
Cascade, Louisiana





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