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#1 posted 01-26-2018 02:12 AM

The different densities in the layers of plywood can sometimes cause the nail to take a path of least resistance and veer off course. I’ve had this happen more than once. You can try a couple of things to fix your issue.

Method #1) Do not try to back the nail out of the hole. Rather, pull it through and hope it’s only a minor repair.

Method #2) Grab the end of the nail that’s sticking through the piece and bend it back and forth to break it off. Most times it will break off just below the surface of the wood and the marred surface will have a minor imperfection that can be repaired.

I’ve taken to using glue with trim moldings and 23 gauge pin nails to hold the trim in place while the glue sets. For me, a much better approach, and virtually no need to fill nail holes after the trim is installed.

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