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One of the concerns with using old recycled lumber is getting all of the metal out of the wood before running the boards through any power tools. Old metal nails, screws and other fasteners can wreak havoc on expensive cutting blades.
If you would like to explore working with old materials, here are some Tips for Removing Nails from Wood that can save your cutting blades.
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