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A while back i was amazed to see how a wood chipper literally chewed logs into mulch in seconds, i never seen it before first hand.

But i have a question, if i were to feed old barn wood siding into it with nails, would that be a problem for the chipper?

Not that im going to attempt this, but im curious about the limitations of the machine.

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First it depends on the machine - the larger commercial machines can easily handle it (even some resi models) but I can almost guarantee you that you would damage the blades thus shortening the life of the equipment and it would not be a real good idea.

I would recommend finding someone that buys reclaimed wood truthfully & make some money off of it
 

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First it depends on the machine - the larger commercial machines can easily handle it (even some resi models) but I can almost guarantee you that you would damage the blades thus shortening the life of the equipment and it would not be a real good idea.

I would recommend finding someone that buys reclaimed wood truthfully & make some money off of it
I tried... many many many interested people.... none came through.
 

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I operated one for many years and ANYTHING except wood will dull the blades. Nails would take chunks out of them, not good.
 

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Just don't put your ex-wife in a wood chipper, especially if you are in CT since they are wise to that tactic and got famous for the forensics a few years ago.
 

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With a regular brush chipper nails would dull the blades kind of fast, they could take a few no problem but when they get dull they feed much slower and chip much worse.
A tub grinder has carbide tipped hammer type teeth that just pulverizes everything, no problem for them. Our county grinds pallets with one of their machines.
 

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A tub grinder has carbide tipped hammer type teeth that just pulverizes everything,
That's the kind I was thinking of, I've seen this type where it just eats

The cyclinders with teeth rotate and bang tight to each other and can open to about a foot
 
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