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    Nil8
    Nil8

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I used your basic design here but instead of cutting
    sheets of metal I used 8 4” flat L brackets (4 for each side) and that has been
    working wonderfully.

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    rybitski
    rybitski

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    That sounds like a great idea. Post some pictures when you get a chance.

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    TomV4
    TomV4

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I've often lamented that I am not equipped to weld. It's nice to see a no-weld version.

    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.

    I've tried prying apart pallets with ordinary pry bars. It's hard and frustrating work. This double claw design is surely a boon.

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    rybitski
    rybitski

    Reply 6 years ago

    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" steel. the handle will bend long before the claw would tear.

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    cprosser1
    cprosser1

    6 years ago

    The only thing I would do is put a bar in the heel of the claws as a pivot point