A Slide Hammer is a specialized hammer is used for installing and removing SapMeister Tubing Spouts from your trees. Since Tubing is installed on the Tubing Spouts before they are put into the tree, there is no surface for a traditional hammer to hit against.
Start with the Slide Hammer extended long. Place the U-shaped tip of the Slide Hammer around the collar on the Tubing Spout. Hammer the Spout into the tap hole by swiftly pushing the handle of the Slide Hammer toward the tree. Repeat until the Tubing Spout is adequately seated. In order to protect the trunk of the tree, do not hammer the spout further into the tree than necessary.