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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #150 on: August 29, 2012, 15:27 »
Never pay for a pallet... there are always free available..
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #151 on: August 29, 2012, 20:45 »
Never pay for a pallet... there are always free available..

Absolutely right! I have now found out that a distribution warehouse will let me have any pallet I see outside totally free of charge.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #152 on: October 11, 2012, 16:42 »
I haven't trawled through the 11 pages of this thread, so apologies if this is duplicated, but I invested in a pallet stripper a couple of weeks ago as I am not the strongest of people and was finding it took ages to strip down pallets without completely destroying them.

There are a few different ones on the market, but I bought this one and I have also used it this week to lift floorboards to install underfloor insulation having spent two exhausting hours lifting the first one, I was able to lift the second one in less than two minutes once this arrived in the post!

I actually bought it for the underfloor insulation job but it does pallets really well too.  It isn't cheap, but I think worth it if you plan to use pallets a lot for construction projects.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #153 on: October 11, 2012, 16:56 »
A pry bar, wrecking bar or claw hammer would all work, but its good to have more ideas. :)
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #154 on: October 11, 2012, 17:04 »
A pry bar, wrecking bar or claw hammer would all work, but its good to have more ideas. :)

I tried using a claw hammer and crowbar but found it too hard work on my arms and back, but I am girlie!

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #155 on: October 11, 2012, 18:33 »
A pry bar, wrecking bar or claw hammer would all work, but its good to have more ideas. :)

I tried all those things, but they still kept splitting the wood. It seems that they put stronger nails in pallets these days.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #156 on: October 11, 2012, 21:20 »
A pry bar, wrecking bar or claw hammer would all work, but its good to have more ideas. :)

I tried all those things, but they still kept splitting the wood. It seems that they put stronger nails in pallets these days.

They are ring shanked, pneumatically injected nails which are the devil themself to remove.  I have tried all sorts of strategies including cutting with a metal saw (when my wood saw has reached them).

The lever tool I have bought has been really good on seasoned pallets - I haven't tried it on new pallets.  Some planks still split so it isn't foolproof.  For me though, it was a darn sight easier than the alternative.  I ended up stripping 2 pallets in 4 hours and was forced to pledge allegiance to Ibuprofen afterwards!

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #157 on: October 12, 2012, 07:28 »
Quote from: angelavdavis link=topic=63335.msg1104013#msg1104013
They are ring shanked, pneumatically injected nails which are the devil themself to remove.

They'll use ringshank nails because they're not supposed to come out and have the thing fall apart. :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #158 on: October 12, 2012, 16:17 »
I use my garden fork. Plenty of leverage makes it a piece of cake.

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #159 on: October 12, 2012, 20:38 »
Quote from: angelavdavis link=topic=63335.msg1104013#msg1104013
They are ring shanked, pneumatically injected nails which are the devil themself to remove.

They'll use ringshank nails because they're not supposed to come out and have the thing fall apart. :D

Well, I think its a cheek!  I have so many plans for them on my plot!!  ;)

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #160 on: October 21, 2012, 16:16 »

Love wooden pallets as yet never had to pay for one but they are so useful

so far we've used them for fencing off half the garden and them building raised veg beds

thumbs up to wooden pallets   :D

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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #161 on: October 21, 2012, 18:53 »
All of my wood for burning is scrap or pallets saves me over 1000 in gas heating and electric as I cook and heat water on the burner  too. Just hard work lugging and sawing.
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #162 on: October 21, 2012, 19:04 »
perhaps we should all be making these for sale
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #163 on: October 25, 2012, 17:37 »
I use an 18 year old son for de-constructing pallets  ::) :lol:
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Re: wooden pallets
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2012, 20:46 »
If your stripping pallets drill the nail heads out first with a 5mm bit, they come apart much easier then, pull the rest of the nail with Mole Grips.Hope that helps. Cheers Tony!!


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