Pallet Buster

This is a pallet buster that was made from scrap materials on hand. The handle is a length of square tubing, the pivot a length of 1" pipe and the forks are 3/4" diameter "J" hooks (wall anchors) that came from a construction site (with permission), and were cut to length ( the threaded section removed).

In use, this tool breaks down pallets and skids, for reuse of the wood in projects or firewood. If you want to see similar tools in action, put Pallet Buster into Google, there are many videos out there demonstrating the action of it.

The finished project is shown in the last photo.

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    2 months ago

    Could you share some more details about how this is constructed and used?

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    ScottW254TheGoodLife

    Reply 2 months ago

    For popping the boards off the middle 2x4 on a pallet. the forks go on either side of the 2x4, and under the slat. push down and the board pops up with even pressure, minimizing damage and breakage. It's like a big ol' hammer claw