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I have come upon some 50 year old redgum fence posts. Unfortunately when removing the old nails half of them broke off inside the wood. I've tried pincers which were totally useless. The only option i found was to use a 14mm hole saw with the centre drill removed to remove the old nails. As you can imagine this leaves a large number of rather large holes in the wood. Is there a better method of removing the nails?:furious:
 

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If your removing the nails you must be going to machine the posts.

Steel tube long enough to make nails length, inside dia just bigger than the nail, file teeth on the end of the tube, drill tube around the nail, resharpen teeth.

Man what a task. Hacking chopping to get to the end of the broken nails,

You are about guarenteed to leave metal though. Peeps have put all sorts of nails and wires in posts (thats what they are for)

Wizzard III metal detector from Rockler $99.

jim
 
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