Stanley nail sets are an essential tool to have on hand when doing any kind of finish work. As their name suggests, finish nails are most often used during the final touches of a project, and their heads will be seen if they're not set properly. Trying to use a hammer to set the nail can easily damage the workpiece, and using another nail can be dangerous and inaccurate. A nail set's point rests in the indent on the finish nail head allowing you to hammer the blunt end of the nail set, rather than the tiny nail head. This keeps the hammer away from the work piece and greatly minimizes your chance of damaging it.