Crescent Nail Slicer Framing Blade Features
Crescent Tools reached out to us and asked if we’d like to try out their new Nail Slicer Framing Blades. Why wouldn’t we?! These Nail Slicer 7-1/4″ circular saw blades are dubbed a Framing Blade, but they do much more. With carbide teeth bonded to the blade, it’s not just wood that the Nail Slicer can demolish. New lumber is an easy chore, but doing demolition and remodels really task a circ saw blade. You never know what you’re gonna hit.
This 7-1/4″ circular saw blade includes the typical 5/8″ arbor as well as the diamond knockout when needed. Each of the 24 teeth includes a bonded carbide tip, and it’s this carbide that does the hard work through nails, screws, and such. Other blades that we have tested, we’ve seen these carbide teeth release themselves from the blade material and become flying shrapnel. Let’s hope this Crescent Tools blade does not do this.
In Use – Slicing Nails, Screws, and More
When someone sends you a circ saw blade with the name Nail Slicer, you know how it has to be tested. Our thoughts exactly, so we went to the bank, borrowed some money, then went to buy a couple of pieces of lumber. With the Crescent Nail Slicer aboard the new FLEX 24V Brushless Rear-handle circular saw, we made a full-length pass through the 8-foot length of the 2×10 lumber. The 24-tooth blade cut very well with zero signs of tearout or any rough cuts or splinters. Next, we added 15 nails and made another pass. This cut was still very smooth with just a small deceleration at each nail. We then added sever (7) exterior deck screws in-between every other nail. Another pass proved to be pretty uneventful as well, with the Crescent Tools blade slicing through without much effort.
Finally, we added two layers of tar paper and two layers of shingles and made more passes with the Cresent Nail Slicer. We cut through more than 200 nails and screws as well as several passes through the roofing material. As expected, all the carbide teeth show signs of damage, yet they’re all still attached to the blade. The blade continued to cut through the wood, but we agreed it was time to replace it. Since you can buy this blade for less than $10, that’s a pretty good value for the work you get.
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