Tan Rex Saw had his first pet, a baby crocodile when he was 5. By 8 years old, he was working alongside his dad handling jackhammer drills. At 31 he is now an expert craftsman who can fix and build anything. The present day skinny jeans wearing, selfie taking, Facebooking man infuriates him like nothing else. Tan Rex Saw shares his knowledge through Kaodim as his last attempt to save mankind from rapid disintegration
IT SADDENS ME to find that hardly any men know how to properly handle tools. They don’t build stuff with their hands anymore which is very disturbing. Every man should know to to handle basic tools and ride a horse. I don’t understand how anyone can obtain any manly satisfaction from doing anything else other than working with tools.
As part of my contribution towards the survival of humanity, I’d like to give some basic tips on handling tools. Today, I’ll talk about using hammers. There are various types of hammers from sledgehammers to mason’s hammers. But lets talk about the most common one; A claw hammer. This is how it looks like. Gorgeous.
Parts of a Hammer
STEP 1: DON’T HURT YOURSELF
- Unlike me, most people don’t like the feeling of solid iron flying straight into their face. So don’t use a hammer with a loose or broken handle and
- Don’t use a sledgehammer to hammer a nail.
STEP 2: GET A HAMMER THAT FITS YOUR HAND
I learned on this beauty when I was 6 years old.
Now, I still use the same hammer.
STEP 3: DON’T HAMMER YOUR FINGERS INTO THE WALL
Hold the nail between the thumb and forefinger. Place your fingers near the top of the nail. (unless you want to crush your fingers between the wood and the hammer).
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
OR IF YOU’RE A WUSS YOU CAN DO THIS
STEP 4: THINK ABOUT WHETHER YOU WANT MORE CONTROL OR POWER
When you need more control, hold it firmly closer to the head. When you need power, grip firmly closer to the handle’s end.
STEP 5: SET THE NAIL BEFORE YOU TRY TO IMPRESS WHOEVER IS WATCHING BY UNLEASHING A SWING
Tap the nail lightly until it has sunk into the wood enough so that it can firmly stand on its own. Remember, grip in the middle or near the head for more control.
STEP 6: YOU ARE NOT THOR
When you move down with your swing let the weight of the manner do the work. Using too much of your own strength is great for breaking stuff, but also great for obliterating the nail you’re trying to hammer.
Use power from your elbow if you want to hit hard. Use power from your wrist if you want control. To make sure your nail doesn’t bend, focus on the nail head. Swing with a grip closer to the bottom of the handle.
Pro tip: drill a pilot hole first with a drill and avoid hammering into the wood grain.
NOW GET OFF FACEBOOK, GRAB SOME NAILS AND START PRACTICING
T. Rex Saw
Kaodim resident handyman