Seeing me struggling with my framing hammer, trying to separate two studs nailed together,prompted the carpenter I was working for to show me this trick. Use two pry bars, one in each hand. Insert the flattened ends between the studs and simply close together, as shown, working your way down the studs. Saves the back and clears the air.
—Gerald McSweeney, Toronto
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #4