Origin of nail set
Examples from the Web for nail set
Do not use a file for a nail-set, for the end is too hard and will dent the face of the hammer-head.
It can be fastened with fine nails (see Nailing and Nail-set).
Nails are usually "set," that is, the heads are driven with a nail-set below the surface.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop|Harris W. Moore
The corners must be mitred, and the moulding fastened on with fine brads, which must be set (see Nailing and Nail-set).
This shelf can be simply put together by nailing, setting the nails carefully (see Nailing and Nail-set).