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    Spring Hammer?

    I saw this guy demonstating hammering in a nail with this spring loaded thing. He would pull on it and it would come flying down and hit the naid. He said it was as much force as a hammer.

    Has anyone seen these, know what they are called? I wasn't sure if this thing was for just brad and finish nails or it would work on regular nails as well.

    Thanks for any info.
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    Do you have to re-cock (I sure hope I'm spelling that right) it everytime or is there some trigger mechanism that automatically cocks it?
    Jim

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    This was just a hand held, hand powered deal. You put one end over the head of the nail, pull back on this spring and let go. It would come down with a lot of force and drive the nail in after a few whacks. It was only about the size of a pen.
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    Here ya go Aaron:

    Link to spring loaded tools

    These are all punches and/or nail sets, not hammers. They're intended to start a hole (center punch) or finish driving the nail (nail set), usually below the surface. They're not intended for doing the entire job of driving nails, but I suppose they could be used that way...

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    Thanks Marty,

    The demo was showing how you could get into some tight spots with them, and thats why I think he was driving them all the way down. At least I know what the are called now.
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