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The Safety Nailer Helps You Hit Nails, Not Fingers

Jokes about hitting your thumb with a hammer are almost ubiquitous in cartoons and slapstick comedy — and they come with a lot of truth. Hurting your hand or finger with a hammer is considered one of the most common hand injuries and one that can cost an average of $6,000 in worker's compensation claims, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

But there’s been an invention for the prevention of that: the Safety Nailer magnetic nail holder.

Created by Daniel and Kristen Eifes and pitched on ABC’s Shark Tank by Drew Kirkle in 2020, this product is designed to protect your fingers and help you to securely install nails and start screws. Kirkle ended up securing a $100,000 deal for 50% of the company and rights to a toy clacker.

Here’s a closer look at the Safety Nailer and how it works.

What Is the Safety Nailer?

What Is the Safety Nailer?

The Safety Nailer for framing is a simple tool to help with hand nailing and starting screws. This tool works best for longer nails, preferably ones that are longer than 1.5 inches. The device is primarily made of impact-resistant plastic with elastic bands for your fingers and magnets to help hold the nail in place once inserted.

The brand also has a nailer for finishing nails, small screws, and staples. For this product, nails that are longer than a half-inch work best. The design looks slightly different from the framing tool, but it’s still made of the same durable, impact-resistant material and features elastic bands.

How Does the Safety Nailer Work?

How Does the Safety Nailer Work?

Using this product for framing is simple – make sure you have a proper-sized nail, place your fingers between the elastic bands, add the nail, and you’re ready to get to work. The same can be done with the finish nailer. Here’s a video demonstrating how to use the Safety Nailer for framing.

 

Video by Safety Nailer

How Much Does the Safety Nailer Cost?

How Much Does the Safety Nailer Cost?

You can purchase the Safety Nailer Framer on Amazon for $8.99 and the Finisher for $8.99 as well. If you need both tools for your work, a combo pack on Amazon costs $17.98.

About the Safety Nailer Brand

About the Safety Nailer Brand

Daniel and Kristen Eifes are the founders of the Safety Nailer brand. Drew is a medically retired U.S. Navy veteran who came up with a prototype of the product. The brand items are available for purchase on the official website, Ace Hardware, The Grommet, and Amazon.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation. Accessed February 1, 2021.

Photo by The Safety Nailer Store / Amazon


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