I know many “gadget geeks” in my life and am often entertained by their zest for all things mechanical and functional.  Today’s “DIY Quick-Tip” is no exception, in fact, it is something I might soon find inside our own tool chest.  It is called the “nail assist”, a fail-safe nail guide gadget that allows the user to both control the angle and sure insertion of a nail without fear of bending it or the note of a sheer-pained wail after smashing an in-the-way-finger.

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I must admit, this feels a bit wimpy. The tried and true “needle-nose pliers” technique where you simply hold the nail up by the head and hammer from there seems…hmm…more legit. What do you think?

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly