I need to make a cut that might go through 1 or 2 little nails.
I am not sure yet if I will be using a TS or a circular saw, but I think
either should go through an 18 gauge nail easily enough, shouldn't it?
I have accidentally gone through finishing nails before, once damaging the
blade, but those are a lot bigger. Whatcha think?
Toller (in RV9Hg.8234$ firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| I need to make a cut that might go through 1 or 2 little nails.
| I am not sure yet if I will be using a TS or a circular saw, but I
| think either should go through an 18 gauge nail easily enough,
| shouldn't it?
| I have accidentally gone through finishing nails before, once
| damaging the blade, but those are a lot bigger. Whatcha think?
Table saw, carbide blade, safety glasses, stay out of the line of cut.
I've cut 10d nails by accident. I slowed the feed immediately I saw
the first spark, removed and inspected the blade immediately after the
cut (It was my best 100T carbide blade) and found no damage.
I decided I didn't really need to recycle pallet wood after that. It'd
have been a pretty expensive "free" board if I had damaged the
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Is this for a furniture piece? Can you get by with using a cheapo $10
blade? Can you create new pieces? Is this plywood or solid wood..
because a cheap blade might splinter your plywood veneer.
I've cut through finishing nails several times while trying to salvage
trim, but I used an inexpensive blade. A carbide type blade will go
through, no problem. I wouldn't risk a $100 blade though.
There are "nail cutting" blades available for handheld circular saws,
but for a one-time cut, I would just use a regular carpenter quality
blade. 18 gauge brads are pretty thin, I can't picture one or two
damaging a blade, but I wouldn't intentionally cut them with by best
Depending on the size of the nails, the quality of the blade, and the
number of teeth on the blade you will end up with varied results. For
example, a high quality carbide 100 tooth blade will suffer just a
little damge cutting a 18ga brad. But say a lower quality blade of 20
teeth cutting a 16d common will suffer a great deal.
18 gauge, no problem. Just use a cheap carbide blade. I cut flooring
underlayment with a circular saw and hit staples and nails all day long. I
even cut concrete boards on the TS with a cheap blade, much harder than
hitting a few nails.
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