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Usually, one face of the hammer is magnetized or slotted  to aid in placement of tacks. Once started, the tacks are driven with the other face. To apply tacks rapidly an upholsterer will hold tacks in the mouth and spit them onto the magnetized face of the hammer. Staple guns have largely replaced tacking as an upholstery technique.
- "Hammer Buying Guide". Toolsmith Direct. Retrieved 2014-05-30.