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multi tool blades

Post by Ferny1 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 pm

hi

what kind of blades are suitable for cutting through nails
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Re: multi tool blades

Post by arco_iris » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Ferny1 wrote:what kind of blades are suitable for cutting through nails
Ones that cut metal, especially steel, which needs finer teeth (like a hacksaw) than blades to cut wood or aluminium.

However, are you just cutting exposed nails - use an angle grinder with a 1mm thick disc - or are the nails embedded in wood? In which case the fine toothed metal blade, and the angle grinder, will overheat in the wood.

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Re: multi tool blades

Post by Bob225 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:03 am

There are multiple threads on the subject - have a look at saxton blades

https://www.saxtonblades.co.uk/

Metal cutting blades

https://www.saxtonblades.co.uk/fein-mul ... tal-blades
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Re: multi tool blades

Post by fin » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 pm

and if they are old fashioned cut nails then theres little chance of anything touching them in a multi tool in my experience
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Re: multi tool blades

Post by big-all » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:24 pm

what exactly are you trying to do ??
yes the metal blades will do it but can be an expensive slow task in some situations
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Re: multi tool blades

Post by Ferny1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:32 am

sometimes I may have to adjust a stud wall that has been misplaced and i thought if i had the correct blade I could cut through the nails in no time make a job much easier.
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Post by big-all » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am

if you can prize them apart a milimetre or two it will be much easier
dont forget the reach off a blade is around 1 1/2" so may need to cut from both sides
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Re: multi tool blades

Post by Hitch » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:03 pm

I was using the Bosch wood+ metal blades for most of my loft conversion. They happily chop on through the odd 4" nail if youre sensible with it.
No good for modern screws though.
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