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    Default Stubborn Staple removal

    Hi All,

    Looking for any pro tips or advice.

    I am removing the old staples from an old 1950s hardwood floor.

    I have managed to do pretty much the whole house with no problems but I am having real issues with one section of floor (The hallway) These staples are much more stubborn than in the rest of the house and keep breaking when I try and get them out. Any pro tips on ways to loosen then to make them easier to get out (warm water?)

    The tools I have used for the rest of the house that have been a dream combo were a industrial staple remover and multi grip pliers to roll them out.

    Thanks in advance,

    Pete

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    Never had any problem with any nails or staples with the Extractor
    https://www.cltoolcentre.com.au/exca...il-pliers.html

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    Get a pair of knippers, these are relatively cheap, then file down the sharp teeth to dull or flatten them, this will stop them cutting through the staples.

    Multigrip's are a pain to use, these will remove them heaps quicker.

    The ones droog linked to look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    The ones droog linked to look good.
    I class them as probably the best tool I have ever purchased, the jaws work to squeeze what you are removing rather than biting into it. The large radius curve lifts the fastener rather than bending it at the base.

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    I see your pincers and raise you the Nail Hunter..

    TaDah!!!


    https://toolguyd.com/nail-jack-and-n...removal-tools/

    Purchased mine from Qld, not cheap but US made. You can hammer the back edge to get under a stubborn nail, there's a lip on the back edge to get under a nail head and inside the curved front "pincers" too.
    Regardless of whatever I tried with nail pincers I cut them. These Nail Hunters don't..
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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