This simple design to make a wood pallet dismantling tool can save you tons of time, back aching work and loosening more undamaged fully intact wood plank pieces. Carefully breaking apart wood pallets can create a stack of free reclaimed wood to be used in an endless amount of do it yourself building projects.
If you have access to welding equipment or a local auto body shop that could do you a service by welding up this simple design – it would be well worth your time and effort.
It’s important that the tines or forks fully support the plank when levering off to avoid
splitting or breaking the plank. The easiest way to achieve this is to weld the tines underneath the back plate. Then the back plate sits on top of the pallet bearer and the top of the tines are snug under the planks as quoted in the article.
Making a wood pallet dismantling tool will make the job easier, less time consuming and safer.
Damaged wood planks are a waste of both the wood and the time that was used to dismantle them. Homesteaders know that time and resources are valuable.
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