use a packing peanut to hold a small nail in place against the surface you're driving it into
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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1. Hold Nails In Place

To drive little brad nails or finish nails with small heads without bashing your fingers, push the tip through a peanut and use it to steady the nail against the wall. After a few hammer taps, pull away the foam and finish driving the nail.
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