Hit the Nail on the Head With Ease
If you’ve ever used a hammer, you are likely to be familiar with the “ouch!” utterance and the pain associated with whacking your thumb instead of the nail. This can occur with great frequency when one works with tiny nails (brads). Many brads are so small that they disappear between the finger and thumb when held ready for the hammer.
Ah, but there is an answer that is safe if you are reasonably well-coordinated. To drive a tiny brad with a big hammer and not whack your thumb, use a bobby-pin as a nail holder, or finger extension. A bobby-pin will protect your precious appendages while allowing easy contact with the brad.