Two sided saw is known as a ryoba.

<p>I used your basic design here but instead of cutting<br>sheets of metal I used 8 4&rdquo; flat L brackets (4 for each side) and that has been<br>working wonderfully. </p>
That sounds like a great idea. Post some pictures when you get a chance.
Nice idea
<p>I've often lamented that I am not equipped to weld. It's nice to see a no-weld version.</p><p>One might consider designing the claws to be obtuse rather than right angles. Also, leaving a small radius at the inside angle of the claw will diffuse the stress at that point.</p><p>I've tried prying apart pallets with ordinary pry bars. It's hard and frustrating work. This double claw design is surely a boon.</p>
a radius on the inside angle would certainly reduce the possibility of tearing, but remember this is a hand tool and that is 1/4&quot; steel. the handle will bend long before the claw would tear.
The only thing I would do is put a bar in the heel of the claws as a pivot point

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