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New designs have been introduced, including the Nail Jack and Nail Hunter nail pullers, which take a pliers-like approach to the old cat's paw design. These tools contain their own built in fulcrum, but can also be struck with a hammer to drive the tips of the tool into the wood with very little damage, allowing them to dig out nails that have been driven into wood at or below the surface. The Nail Hunter nail pulling design has very precise tips that actually come completely together at the ends, for removing finish nails. The pneumatic-powered Nail Kicker allows large numbers of old nails to be efficiently pulled.
Claw bar Also called a cat’s paw, a claw bar is a great tool for digging out embedded nails. Using a claw bar damages the wood around the nail, so you only want to use this tool in places where surface damage doesn’t matter or can be repaired. One end has a curved claw with beveled edges designed to slide just under the head of an embedded nail when struck with a hammer. On a Japanese-style tool (shown), this claw is at a right angle to the handle, and the surface to be struck by the hammer is flat. The claw’s sharp, beveled edges groove the nail’s shank, providing extra purchase as well as a way of extracting finish nails and nails whose heads have popped off. The other end can have a simple beveled wedge for prying or another claw at a lower angle that allows for more-delicate nail removal; either way, it can be used for prying. This second claw is usually offset by 90° relative to the other claw to provide a wider surface for pushing. Claw-bar sizes vary, but most of them are able to handle digging out nails up to 16d. Some claw bars have a nail puller on one end and a rubber grip on the other. These are meant only for removing nails and not for prying.
CTS and RSI are involved problems with many factors affecting each individual. The Cats Paw and the new technique it teaches are successful for the majority of sufferers. This extremely affordable and effective tool should be included as part of all Corporate Safety and Ergonomic programs.After all of the Atwood and animal-shaped pry tools, I was about ready to give up… but then I found a Cat’s Paw at the counter of a local woodworking store and bought it on a lark. It turned out to be a great purchase.For me, the utility of the Cat’s Paw in an everyday carry kit, a hiking kit, or a Go Bag is the fact that it is both a REAL prying tool and a moderately decent hammer. In my kit, my multitool and knife get a lot of work done. And I always want a hammer, but not the weight. It’s not like I am going to be framing houses in the woods, but something to bang on things every once in a while can be handy.
So instead, this clever kitchen tool will add an adorable pawprint to your meal even as your cat’s feet stay firmly on the floor.