Carry Carpet Tack Strips Safely
A solid system for preventing cuts on the jobsite.
Carpet tack strips are a hazard. They always find a way to cut you, until they finally make their way to the landfill. But I have found a way to mitigate their damage. When I remove the carpeting, I reserve a short piece and have everyone lay the tack strips at one end, as shown in the drawing. When the carpet is loaded with the strips, I simply roll the carpet up and secure the roll with shrink wrap or tape.
— Brian Flynn, Overland Park, Kan.