CORDLESS DRILL NAIL PULLER

Consumer Information - Operating/Safety Instructions, Version 5

IMPORTANT:  READ BEFORE USING AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Use safety equipment.  Always wear eye protection.  Gloves, dust masks, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat or hearing protections must also be used for appropriate conditions.

Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the tool’s operation.  Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.   Develop a periodic maintenance schedule for your tool.

Never force the Tool.  If the tool begins to bind, it may begin to rotate uncontrollably.  Stop the drill/driver.  If the tool binds, remove tool from drill/driver chuck. 

Use locking-jaw pliers and turn the tool in the opposite direction it was going when it began to bind (usually clockwise).  Unscrew the spindle assembly from the tool, clean the threads and grease with good quality grease.  Reassemble.  If the threads are not permanently damaged, it should work fine.

Keep the threads of the spindle free of loose threads and debris.  (See Fig. 1, #25 on page 2).  This tool uses a rotary screw action.  Make sure you understand that loose threads, dust and other debris can wrap around the spindle threads and cause damage to the tool.

Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool.  Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.  A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.

Dress properly.  Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.  Contain long hair.  Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving parts.  Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught in moving parts. 

Do not over-reach.  Keep proper footing and balance at all times.  Proper footing and balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.

Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons.  Tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.

Carefully discard extracted nails in the appropriate waste disposal method to avoid accidental scratching or punctures to feet, legs, hands, etc.


Nail Puller Operating Instructions 

Insert the hexagonal top of the spindle into a cordless drill.   Tighten the chuck of the drill until the nail puller is secure.

Nail must have a head 1/4 inch or larger in diameter.  The head must be above the wood surface, at least 3/16” or more.  This can be achieved by pounding the nail out slightly from under the wood piece or by using a cat’s paw or hammer claw to force the head out of the wood.  Our Counter Borer Bit carves around the head of a nail, exposing it enough for the nail puller to reach in and pull it out.

Place the claw of the Cordless Drill Nail Puller under the head of the protruding nail head.  The nail head fits into the slot on the nail puller’s claw.

Place the drill in the reverse power mode – slow speed.

Firmly hold the shaft of the nail puller so that it does not rotate.  Carefully press the nail puller claw snuggly against the nail.  

Slowly press the trigger of your drill.  The nail puller will begin to pull retract the nail from the wood.  Push the base of the nail puller shaft against the surface of the wood while the claw retracts the nail.

If the drill is unable to rotate the spindle, stop!  Your drill may not have enough power to rotate and pull the nail, either because the battery power is too low or your drill’s voltage is too low (9 volts is the minimum recommended voltage for a drill to use the Cordless Drill Nail Puller).  If the drill successfully begins to pull the nail, you may increase power and continue until the nail is completely retracted from the wood.

Once nail is removed, reverse direction of the drill.  Return the claw to the beginning position at the bottom of the shaft (you may drop the nail or remove it from the shaft at this point).

PLEASE NOTE:  The threaded spindle at the top and the bottom (above the lock nut which is before the claw) has been ground smooth round.  This allows the spindle to spin freely in case it is run out its complete length.  If the spindle has become unthreaded by running it out of its complete length, STOP!  Remove the spindle from the drill and retread the spindle into the shaft head of the tool by hand carefully so as not to cross thread the spindle.

REMOVING WOOD SCREWS.  Wood screws that have the head stripped and cannot be easily unscrewed may be extracted with the Cordless Drill Nail Puller.  All of the above instructions apply plus the additional warning:

If a screw is in extremely hard wood, you could pull the Nail Puller apart and/or damage your drill.  Use the slow speed on your drill; you can tell right away if it will pull the screw.  Stop if the nail puller binds.

Whether pulling nails or screws, you and your judgment are responsible for any tool damage you may incur.



SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXTENDED REACH CORDLESS DRILL NAIL PULLER: 

Be careful to not bend the spindle.  If bent the spindle will bind in the body of the nail puller.  Do not run the claw up to the top nut.  It will bind and may cause injury.  Keep fingers away from the claw when operating the nail puller.  Never rethread the spindle using a cordless drill.  Return the spindle only by hand separate from the cordless drill.  Failure to follow these instructions could cause serious injury.  Always wear footwear that fully covers the feet when using the Extended Reach Cordless Drill Nail Puller.


Counter Bore Bit Operating Instructions.

·          Install the bit into the chuck of your cordless drill.  Tighten the chuck.

·        Set the drill at slow range speed, forward direction.

·        Center the hole saw portion of the bit around the head of the embedded nail.

·        While pressing into the wood, start the drill slowly to get the hole saw to be around the head of the nail as a pilot.

·        After the bit is started and rotating around the nail, removing wood from around the head of the nail, press firmly so that it carves down and around the head of the nail.

·        When you are comfortable with the bit and carving action, you can increase the drill speed.  ONLY DRILL AT THE SPEED THAT IS COMFORTABLE!

·        Allow the bit to cool.  Excessive heat will prematurely dull the bit.  We recommend you alternate between drilling and using the nail puller, allowing both tools to cool.

·        The bit will only carve far enough to do the job and then it will just spin (when the center hole saw portion spins on the head of the nail).  Remove the bit from the head of the nail (remember, the bit and the nail will be hot).

·         Use a knife to cut/flake away the remaining wood from around the head of the nail.

·         You are now able to pull out the nail with the Cordless Drill Nail Puller because the head of the nail is now exposed so that the claw of the nail puller will grasp around the nail.


Instructions for the Counter Bore Bit Extension

Insert drill bit into the blue end of the extension.  You may have to back out the hex set screws with the tool provided.  After the drill bit is inserted, tighten the hex set screw with tool.  Apply a second extension the same way for additional reach.


Clipped Nail Assembly or Replacement Spindle Operating Instructions

·       Remove the 20d nail claw assembly from the square body of the Nail Puller by unscrewing it by hand and removing the threaded end out of the bottom of the nail puller body.

·        Insert the hexagonal end of the nail gun nail claw assembly and thread it by hand into the top of the nail puller body, which should be cleaned of any debris and well-greased. 

·       Place the claw of the Cordless Drill Nail Puller under the head of the protruding nail head.  The nail head fits into the slot on the nail puller’s claw.

·        Place the drill in the reverse power mode – slow speed. Firmly hold the shaft of the nail puller so that it does not rotate.  Carefully press the nail puller claw snuggly against the nail.

·        Slowly press the trigger of your drill.  The nail puller will begin to pull retract the nail from the wood.  Push the base of the nail puller shaft against the surface of the wood while the claw retracts the nail.

·         If the drill is unable to rotate the spindle, stop!  Your drill may not have enough power to rotate and pull the nail, either because the battery power is too low or your drill’s voltage is too low (9 volts is the minimum recommended voltage for a drill to use the Cordless Drill Nail Puller).  If the drill successfully begins to pull the nail, you may increase power and continue until the nail is completely retracted from the wood.

·       Once nail is removed, reverse direction of the drill.  Return the claw to the beginning position at the bottom of the shaft (you may drop the nail or remove it from the shaft at this point).


Limited Warranty of the Cordless Drill Nail Puller and Accessories. 

Cordless Drill Nail Puller LLC (seller) warrants the original purchaser only that the Cordless Drill Nail Puller and Accessories will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of purchase.  Seller’s sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or mis-repaired by persons other than Seller.  To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete Cordless Drill Nail Puller; transportation prepaid, to Cordless Drill Nail Puller LLC, 5537 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150.

This limited warranty does not apply to the drill, screwdriver or driver which the Cordless Drill Nail Puller is an attachment to extract nails from wood.  Sufficient warning is provided in the instructions to stop applying power to the Cordless Drill Nail Puller attachment if the tool fails to respond to the application of power via the drill, screwdriver or driver.

Any implied warranties shall be limited in duration to 90 days from date of purchase.  Some states in the U.S. and some Canadian provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.  In no event shall seller be liable for any incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to liability for loss of profits) arising from the sale or use of this product.  Some states in the U.S. and some Canadian provinces do not allow this exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation on exclusion may not apply to you.

This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state in the U.S., Province to Province in Canada and from country to county.

This limited warranty applies only to the Cordless Drill Nail Puller sold within the United States of America, Canada and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Cordless Drill Nail Puller LLC

Email:  info@cordlessdrillnailpuller.com

The Cordless Drill Nail Puller and Counter Bore Bit are patented in the United States.

  • Patent No. US 7,658,368 B2  February 9, 2010
  • Patent No. US 8,353,645 B1 January 15, 2013