If I had a dollar for every time I have accidentally hammered my own fingers, I would have at least four dollars. Chances are you would too! If you really value your digits, consider the Nail Gripper. This nifty tool made of soft PVC lets you grip nails from a (theoretically) safe distance. Despite the buffer I might still hammer my thumb on one of my wilder hammer swings. Once the nail is started you can slide the tool off and hammer away. Highly recommended for pianists and surgeons, and others whose hands are insured by Lloyds of London. Available for about $4 from McFeely’s.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.