How to hold panel pins safely?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 15, 2020

    Hi Barbara,

    What kimd of panel pins are you asking about? Automobile, solar...?

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on May 15, 2020

    Hi Barbara, can you provide a few more details please.

  • Janice Janice on May 15, 2020

    Hi Barbara, not quite sure what type of panel pins you're asking about. If you provide more specifics, you'll get great help I'm sure. If you could upload a oicture that would help.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 15, 2020

    Sorry but I have no idea what a panel pin is.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 15, 2020

    Hi Barbara: You can get a nail set, or a longer nail of the same width, and pound it in a bit where you want the smaller nail to go, remove it and put the nail you want to hammer into a piece of thickish paper and stick it into the hole you just made. Then, hold the paper and gently hammer the nail into the hole. When you get it nearly into the hole, tear the paper away. You can put a longer nail onto the head of the nail you want to hammer, once it's nearly all the way in and you've removed the paper, and hammer that nail carefully, so that you don't damage the wood. Don't use a huge hammer, that's over killl. A small hammer is your best bet. That's all there is to it. Good luck

  • Could you put them in a plastic container?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 16, 2020

    Hello Barbara,

    Use a Bradle to make a hole as a starter or maybe use a hammer with a magnetic end. Best wishes.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 16, 2020

    Panel Pins are fine gauge nails used in delicate woodworking jobs, as they are not likely to split the materials they are going into. They are commonly used in cabinet making and when installing millwork trim.

    If you find that your fingers are too large for holding the 'pins', you can try using a tweezers to grip them in place during the first couple of knocks with the hammer.