These days it seems everyone has a nail gun, no matter how few nails they need to drive — even someone who’s never hefted a hammer can pick up a nailer/compressor package for the simplest of projects. But when it comes to getting nails out of lumber, we all seem to resort to the same simple tools: wrecking bars, cat’s paws, FUBARs, and brute force. Now the Nail Kicker gives you a way to reclaim lumber, without relying on just hand tools.
The Nail Kicker, basically a nail gun without the nails, uses compressed air to drive a shaft onto the nail tip to push it out the way it came. Pull the trigger, and the tool will drive the nail up to an 1-1/2″ out of the lumber. Keep pulling the trigger until the tip is flush with the board — then pull the nail out the other side, like you would normally.
The Nail Kicker’s small barrel keeps the tool on the nail tip, and it can handle nail sizes up to a standard 16d. The tool operates on the same connections and pressures that your standard nailer runs off, and it can speed up the task of removing nails.
It’s targeted to trades that rely on reclaiming lumber — you can only get the tool from Reconnx, the manufacturer, for $265.
Nail Kicker [Reconnx]