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Problem 15CQ

An old carpenter’s trick to keep nails from bending when they are pounded into hard materials is to grip the center of the nail firmly with pliers. Why does this help?

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Solution 15CQ

We are required to find out any advantage if a nail is held at the middle with a plier while pounding them into a hard material.

If the hammer used to hit the nail strikes the latter at a certain angle, the nail may bend from a straight position. This bending will cause shear strain on the same. If a plier is...

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