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How to safely cut old lumber with old nails in it?

First, evaluate the boards and figure out how you want to use them. If they're old and they have a lot of hand cut nails, maybe it'd be nicer to leave them in their current state as much as possible ...
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How to safely cut old lumber with old nails in it?

Before you start, rather than just winging it as many do when faced with the prospect of using reclaimed wood (I'm very much including pallet wood here for some of the direct parallels) it might be ...
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How to safely cut old lumber with old nails in it?

Short answer for this: no, there is no way using ordinary wood shop equipment to safely mill wood with embedded iron in it. Jointer, planer, and bandsaw blades will be ruined by even small amounts ...
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