I like to reuse lumber that I remove during renovations and repairs. One problem I always encounter, though, is the difficult removal of nails from those old boards. Pounding them through from the back side often causes the nail to bend over and become weak. To prevent that from happening, I use my wire cutters around the shank of the nail to support it. Now I can carefully pound the nail back out until its head is accessible for pulling.
Dave Johnson, Duluth, MN