a short rod of steel used to drive a nail below or flush with a surface.
- Also called nail punch .
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How to use nail set in a sentence
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
All brad holes, wherever placed, should be set with a nail set and the hole filled with hard beeswax.Toy Craft | Leon H. Baxter
Purchase a common carpenter's nail set, with the head not too large.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
It can be fastened with fine nails (see Nailing and Nail-set).Woodworking for Beginners | Charles Gardner Wheeler
If stamping is desired, make rows of small circles, regular or irregular, by using the nail set and a wood mallet.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for nail set
a punch for driving the head of a nail below or flush with the surrounding surface
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