Last summer I had to remove old fence posts in my garden. It's a hard job to remove them without special tools. But I came up with something that eases it considderably. I want to share this with you via this little instructable because I think that there are more people who are facing the same problem I did.

Step 1: The Procedure

It's really simple:

  1. take a firm vice;
  2. clamp the vice sturdy on the post on such a height that your car jack, in his lowest position, fits underneath him;
  3. raise the vice (and with him the pole) up with the jack until the jack has reached his highest point;

If necessary, repeat step 2 and 3 until the pole is loose enough to lift him out of the ground.

If the surrounding ground is too soft you can place a peace of wood under the jack's front wheels in order to create a larger surface area to prevent the jack to go in the opposite direction (into the ground) and loose effectivity.

With this procedure I have pulled out 15 fence post's with little effort.

<p>I like projects where the forces are measured in tons.</p>
very nice!
<p>work smart not hard :)</p>
<p>Very clever solution! </p>

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