Well, imagine having to remove about 80 of them to take off a panel that delaminated. Ugh. After an hour and a half of picking them out with little wire cutters that reminded me of cuticle nippers, a pair of channelock pliers and a small pry bar, we had only removed about 2 dozen. The PO's had sunk the heads below the surface of the wood. Eek. Dig dig dig dig, scrape, gouge, bruised hands, dig dig dig.
|A little blurry, but here's the drill bit and the #12 countersink on the drill. He moved the countersink to the end of the drill bit shank, then pushed it out a little more. The nailhead fits inside the blades on the countersink, and the nail head hits the end of the bit when the countersink has dug out enough wood. Kind of an automatic depth stop.|
|This is what the contraption does. Now, just use a pair of dikes or a needle nose plier to pull the nail out.|
|Nailheads ready to be pulled.|