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Nails and Screws! What’s the Difference?
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What you’ll need
Common Nail
Finishing Nail
Ring Nail
Wood Screw
The types of nails and screw we will be covering!
1. The types of nails and screw we will be covering!
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Make sure you are holding your hammer at the bottom and with your whole hand.
2. Make sure you are holding your hammer at the bottom and with your whole hand.
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I typically like to keep my hands away from the top or bottom of the nail to avoid hitting myself.
3. I typically like to keep my hands away from the top or bottom of the nail to avoid hitting myself.
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It is quite difficult to hammer a nail into wood.
4. It is quite difficult to hammer a nail into wood.
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It is best to screw it into wood.
5. It is best to screw it into wood.
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It’s easier to screw a nail into wood if you make a pre-drilled hole first.
6. It’s easier to screw a nail into wood if you make a pre-drilled hole first.
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To avoid a crooked or bent nail make sure you’re always hitting the nail flat and right on the head.
7. To avoid a crooked or bent nail make sure you’re always hitting the nail flat and right on the head.
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If your nail does bend, you can tap it on either side to get it straight again.
8. If your nail does bend, you can tap it on either side to get it straight again.
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Finishing nail! It has no head, for cleaner woodwork. It hides easily between pieces of wood.
9. Finishing nail! It has no head, for cleaner woodwork. It hides easily between pieces of wood.
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Ring nail. It has upward teeth so it doesn’t move as much in the wood.
10. Ring nail. It has upward teeth so it doesn’t move as much in the wood.
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The teeth make them much harder to pull out of wood!
11. The teeth make them much harder to pull out of wood!
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Screws on the other hand, don’t bend. They snap! When thinking about durability always pick a nail!
12. Screws on the other hand, don’t bend. They snap! When thinking about durability always pick a nail!
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