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#1 posted 01-27-2018 08:49 PM

I always took pliers and pulled the nail out and away from the wood and then bent the Brad from side to side to break it off ,,and 9 times out of ten it would break off below the surface. This works for 18 &23 ga brads and then you can drop some glue into the divet and press the sliver back over with a clamp or just tap it flush and sand

- TheTurtleCarpenter

+1. I’ve only used this method for 23 ga, but it does break off flush or below the surface almost every time. I’ve also had some luck using needle nose pliers and rotating them so the pin wraps around the nose as it’s pulled. They do snap off quite often though.

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