If you’ve hammered a nail, then you’ve also hammered a finger nail.  The problem lies in the fact in the infrequency in which this activity is performed, unlike professional workers who repeat this motion hour after hour for weeks on end.  And mind you those folks have also destroyed whatever nerve endings their fingers tips may have once contained, so its all rather moot when and if they smash their flanges with a 7lb piece of steel.

The ThumbSaver TS001 Magnetic Nail Setter appears to be an ingenious tool.  We say “appears” because we havent’ tested it and chances are it could slow the processes of hammering and nailing to a grueling pace that might render it almost useless.  But putting aside that one potential caveat, this handy device pretty much insures that you won’t destroy your fingers by hammering them into oblivion.

The tip contains a magnet, which is designed to hold virtually any fastener in place so you don’t have to.  Instead you’ll grip the rubber handle, which is wrapped around a durable solid aluminum shaft which is embedded with the aforementioned magnet.  The applications are virtually limitless as it can hold tiny staples, tacks, picture hanging hardware, or finishing nails – all the fiddly fasteners that are sure to result in you smashing your finger nails.

At $12.99 from Amazon it seems like a steal, especially seeing as that will probably be equitable to the yearly cost of bandaids and pain relievers.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."