nail claw

nail claw

A tapered steel bar having a curved end which is slotted; generally used to pull nails from materials, such as wood, into which they had been driven. Alsocalled a claw bar, nail bar, nail puller, pinch bar, pry bar, ripping bar, wrecking bar.
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If you hammer the nail with a nail punch so it sinks further into the wood it should release the top piece of wood and you can then remove the nail from the bottom piece by pulling it with a nail claw or pliers.