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Easiest way to dismantle pallets?

wannabebulda
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Easiest way to dismantle pallets?

Can someone help whats would be the easiest way to dismantle a pallet I cant afford $90..00 for the tool that yes would work well, ideas are all over youtube but some still need expensive tools that may only be used a couple times 

Brad
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Re: pallets

Two variations of the same theme -

He does choke the hammer a bit.

 

I think this is our @She_Skills

Being critical she could of used a bigger hammer...

 

ProjectPete
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Re: pallets

I use a fairly large head rubber mallet (increases surface area so more effective ad decreases risk of breaking wood), have a claw hammer on hand to pull out any stubborn nails. Depending on how well it all comes apart and what I'm using the pallet for, I have also run down the sides with a circular saw (a jigsaw would also work). Keep the scraps for kindling.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: pallets

@wannabebulda

 

In addition to all the great pallet projects shared on the Workshop Gallery recently, you might be interested in this previous discussion for pallet project ideas.

 

Jason

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Kalel2427
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Re: pallets

I used 2 flat head screwdrivers and a claw hammer when I first started upcycling pallets was able to do a 1200mm x 1200mm pallet in 5min flat with minimal breakages and that is hard work. I now use a Reno bar which I purchased from Bunnings and cost $90, and is a much easier way to work. Work smarter not harder, it will pay itself off in no time.
Community Manager Jason
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Re: pallets

Thanks for sharing @Kalel2427. Great to have you join us. A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We look forward to reasding about your projects and plans. Please post whenever you need a hand or have something to share. And please feel free to give me a shout anytime you need a hand with getting the most from the site. 

 

Jason

 

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