Wed, May 23, 2007, 2:56pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (norman) doth
I've been using one of these for years.
Pricier than your example, but very efficient. It's got a sort of hammer
action and a "beak" so it'll grip nails just at or below the surface.
Ideal for pallets or reclaimed timber etc.
Yep, a modern version of the antique model I already mentioned. I
don't find it so expecially "idal" for pallets tho. I tend to break
about every pallet nail with it.
What is life without challenge and a constant stream of new
- Peter Egan
You've probably heard of this method but I will share it anyway in case
onyone else hasn't tried it.
I've given up on trying to pull pallet nails.
If there is a piece of wood on a pallet that I particularly covet, I just
center punch the heads of the nails and drill them. The head pops off like a
washer and I pry the board up off the nails.
The remaining stretchers on the pallet with all of the now headless nails
get cut up and help to heat my shop. A magnet through the ashes retrieves
the nails which go into the metal recycling bucket.
I am remembering a pallet that came into the shop one day from our plant in
the Philippines, with a bunch of pumps for testing. I asked the boss if I
could have the pallet and he said sure.
It was all Mahogany...
For stubborn nails I use an old pair of long (about 18") end nippers to pry
it out. I don't squeeze enough to break or cut the nail. I also have an
antique nail puller like yours and a cool little tool that my daughter
bought me years ago called a tweaker. There never seems to be enough tools
in my shop for this sort of thing. I guess I'll have to go find this new
nail puller and get a look at it...
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