Remove planks from pallets without effort with a breaker tool.
Make your own pallet breaker from metal. Steel is the only material that is strong enough to resist continuous stress.
The stiffness of metal is also preferable above the bending qualities of wood. Therefore all pallet breakers must be made from strong metal.
Whether you use a welder or nut and bolts to make this tool is up to you. On the other hand it must be said that nevertheless most palletbreakers are welded. That is merely because it is quicker and produces a more sturdy tool.
Construct your own tool for dismantling pallets.
Two models to make a breaker tool for pallets. Dismantling is maybe a better expression, but the tool is nevertheless called a pallet breaker. The purpose is actually to avoid breaking the planks. Both breakers have a handgrip on top which provides extra leverage.
The teeth which grip below the planks must be extremely strong. Otherwise they will bend after prolonged use. For that reason they usually use thicker steel and extra welded reinforcements to prevent this bending.
Breaker tool for pallets, with hinged leverage.
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Leverage makes the work of pallet breaking a lot lighter. You can keep standing up, it saves a lot of backache. Teeth pulling on both sides of the nails prevent splitting of the wood.
A sturdy construction makes the tool more heavy, and that is what we need.
Apart from the extra strength, this extra weight helps to increase the leverage. A long handle bar does the same trick.
Are you ready to make furniture with reclaimed wood from pallets?