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MidlandBrewer

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Breaking Down Pallets
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:06 »
Does anyone have any good tips for breaking up pallets in to useful usable planks.
I have been donated half a dozen to go towards a new project and I think theres more on the way!
I have a bad habbit of spitting them when trying to pull them apart...


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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 14:28 »
A wrecking bar makes it easier
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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 14:32 »
A nail puller is a great help.
Also cutting the worst end off inside the nails so you can pull the wood strip while jemmying .

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 21:48 »
I've used a bolster chisel and lump hammer to cut through the nails. It kept the wood intact but it wasn't easy.

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 23:10 »
The easy way is to use this tool - Roughneck Demolition and Lifting bar

http://allotment-ideas.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/pallet_dismantle_01c.jpg

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/demolition-and-lifting-bar/?da=1&TC=GS-040714640&gclid=CjwKEAiA_p_FBRCRi_mW5Myl4S0SJAAkezZrM6F5-IKqk7tniwkrcS0ogXY3y6UvqW4r28QktbeIoxoCYlHw_wcB

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 01:41 »
The easy way is to use this tool - Roughneck Demolition and Lifting bar

http://allotment-ideas.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/pallet_dismantle_01c.jpg

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/demolition-and-lifting-bar/?da=1&TC=GS-040714640&gclid=CjwKEAiA_p_FBRCRi_mW5Myl4S0SJAAkezZrM6F5-IKqk7tniwkrcS0ogXY3y6UvqW4r28QktbeIoxoCYlHw_wcB

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This is perfect!
I looked at a demo on youtube and have just bought one! This will make life alot easyer.... I just have to make sure my dad doesnt steal it when he sees how good it is ;)
Thanks for the advice!!!!

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 10:38 »
That looks good but needs a tube across the two prongs for lifting pallet boards to avoid splitting.

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 22:36 »
I've been using the tool all last year, must have completely dismantled about 30 pallets in that time and not had any issues.

Always prise up the slat as its joined to the centre strut to start then move onto the outer struts.

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 23:08 »
I've been using the tool all last year, must have completely dismantled about 30 pallets in that time and not had any issues.

Always prise up the slat as its joined to the centre strut to start then move onto the outer struts.

Thanks for the advice, hopefully mine will arrive mid week so I ca give it a try :)

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Re: Breaking Down Pallets
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 22:43 »
wow, been looking for a tool like this. Usually I just end up splitting panels. Thanks!



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