Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

How do I prevent dulling of the Nail Head Gone drill bit?

Whenever drilling into metal, lubrication should be used to prevent dulling of the Nail Head Gone drill bit and overheating. It also should be used to prevent rust when storing.

Do I need to clean the Nail Head Gone drill bit?

Yes. Cleaning the tip of the Nail Head Gone drill bit during and after removing a rusty nail head will prevent chipping and make future cuts cleaner.

How many nail heads can my Nail Head Gone drill bit remove?

With proper care, the tool should cut between 160 to over 300 nail heads depending on the size of nail.

What size nail can the Nail Head Gone drill bit remove?

The Nail Head Gone drill bit can cut a nail head off of nail sizes #6 #8 #10 #12 and #16.

Are there any kinds of nail heads the Nail Head Gone drill bit cannot remove?

The tool should not be used on screws or stainless steel nails.  This may result in chipping or dulling the solid carbide cutter.

What is the Nail Head Gone drill bit made of?

The exterior wood cutting portion of the tool is made of high grade billet tool steel. The interior nail head cutter bit is made of solid carbide.

How do I use the Nail Head Gone Drill Bit?
  1. Use a good cordless or electric drill.
  2. Keep the Nail Head Gone drill bit at 90 degrees to the nail head.

  3. Hold the drill and apply pressure. Twist to start cutting into the wood and then slowly press the trigger.
  4. Start at very low RPMs so that the Nail Head Gone drill bit does not “run” and can seat into the wood around the nail head before the carbide cutter hits the nail head.

  5. Lube the tip of the Nail Head Gone drill bit often

  6. Clean debris (metal and wood shavings) from tip of the Nail Head Gone drill bit.
Does the Nail Head Gone Drill Bit have other uses?

Use your Nail Head Gone drill bit to cut nail heads from:

  • Window trim siding
  • Facia
  • Pickets
  • Deckboards
  • Flooring

Use a bar to pry off these items so that you can reuse them after the work is completed.

Use your Nail Head Gone drill bit during:
  • Window installation
  • Cable installation
  • Rot repair
  • Home remodeling

How can I share information about Nail Head Gone with my painter or repair person?

Homeowners and property managers, please refer your painter or repair person to our NailHeadGone.com website. We are happy to email or speak with them about the tool and let them know where they can buy the Nail Head Gone drill bit.

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Rusty Nail Head Removal Drill Britt

Nail Head Gone Drill Bit $79.00

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  • High grade billet tool steel & solid carbide
  • Cuts between 160 to over 300 nail heads
  • Effective for nail sizes #6 #8 #10 #12 and #16
  • Versatile usage



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