Video on how to build a pallet breaker bar with parts from the hardware store and no welding.
I've seen many pry bars that require some specialized tools to make, and my goal was to build one with hard ware store materials.
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I did not invent this design, credit goes to Rybitski for inspiring me with his instructable, a big thank you to him.
I used 1/4" Grade 5 bolts, and I suggest you use larger diameter bolts. The pry bar works fine, but the bolts have bent a bit after some use.
When drilling out the holes of the angle brackets, use a clamp to hold the metal to the drill press, you can lose a finger otherwise. Drilling into the elbow can be a challenge, use a punch to set a drill point, as they drill bit can wander.
I added the elbow at the end of the pipe to emulate the bend that many pry bars have, like the Wonder Bar.
I'd like to hear what improvements you'd make below, thx!