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You probably think of a hammer mostly for nailing things on, not taking things off, but hammers come in handy during deconstruction too. You’ll need one to drive your Trim Puller between wall and trim, for instance, and you may find a tap of the hammer necessary when using a nail puller or wrench as well. A claw hammer, in particular—one with a flat, beveled, or patterned face for driving nails in and a claw end for pulling them out—is a carpentry must-have. You may also want a club hammer in your tool chest, which functions like a small sledgehammer, since even the most thoughtful deconstruction project may entail a bit of demolition.
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