Magnetized Tape Holds Nail
A great way to start small nails and nails going into joists.
I’m a remodeler, so my work varies from day to day. On several occasions, I could have used one of those magnet nail starters on my hammer. Since I didn’t have a hammer with this feature, I simply put the nail on the magnetized tip of my tape measure and extended the tape (drawing above). This also works great for starting small nails and nails going in joist hangers, where a traditional nail magnet won’t work.
— Richard Quaglia, Fletcher, N.C.