Introduction: Simple Prybar for Pallets
This is a simple prybar made to break pallets, while saving more of the wood.
This project will require one length of 1" square tubing, 1/8" wall, approximately 6' in length.
Hacksaw or other tool to cut tubing.
Wire brush or other tool to prep surfaces for welding.
Plan and make cuts in your tubing so that you end up with:
2 pieces which are 5 1/4" overall length, with one end cut at 90° and the other cut at 45°
1 piece which is 90° at both ends, and 5 1/4" overall length
1 piece, approximately 4' 8", one end cut at 15°, the other is the end of the handle.
Clean all pieces in preperation for welding.
Assemble and weld so that the final product resembles the prybars in the previous images.
If you would like, you can finish the other end with a hockey tape handle.
The reason for the 15° angle is apparent in the animation*. It makes it easy to drop the breaker into place.
*click image to see animation
I thought I would include a few photos of this breaker in action, in order to make clear why the angles are cut the way that they are.