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Remove boards fixed with ring nails

I have chipboard flooring nailed onto floor joists with annular (ring) nails which can't be pulled. I was hoping to cut around the nails using something like a plug cutter so that I can then ''jemmy'' the boards with minimum damage and angle grind off the exposed nails.

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You need to punch these nails through... unless there are thousands surely this is better than a plug cutter? i'd get a nice cheap phillips screwdriver and bust off the resin handle to make a decent large blunt punch.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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