Many of you have likely tried hammering a nail into a wall. Just before you actually hit the nail on the head, there is a twinge of fear that you might actually strike yourself, just as they do in the cartoons. Rather than holding onto your red throbbing thumb to cure the pain as animated characters do, you would instead be making a quick trip to the hospital to get a cast for your finger.
There is a way to avoid this sort of situation though. The ThumbSaver TS001 is a magnetic nail setter that will keep your nail still well away from your phalanges. It has a rubber grip, solid aluminum shaft, and a strong magnet that will hold any nail, staple, or screw in place. It costs somewhere around $10, and has a slanted angle shaft to help you get to those hard to reach places.