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Project by Jeff posted 09-02-2014 03:47 PM 3218 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently picked up some pallets, so I needed something to help disassemble them. I had seen the youtube video from Izzy Swan and his Pallet Pal. I took some scrap lumber and built this one based on his plans HERE. It really works!

-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chis Schwarz





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exelectrician

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 10:59 PM

Got a photo of this in action?

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 01:30 AM

Vidoe here for pallet pal in action. It does look really effective.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 04:35 AM

I bought the plans and built one too. I couldn’t get it to work without splitting the boards. The forks always made contact with the front part of the boards first and would split it. Anyone else experience this?

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 11:38 AM

very handy ,thanks for shareing

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 12:10 PM



I bought the plans and built one too. I couldn t get it to work without splitting the boards. The forks always made contact with the front part of the boards first and would split it. Anyone else experience this?

- JeremyT21


Jeremy, I have also had the boards split on the older more weathered pallets because of the pressure on the front side of the board. I was thinking about adding something (a small wedge, maybe) to the tip to try to make it apply even pressure across the bottom of board. The problem is you can’t make the tip too wide or it will not fit between the boards.

-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chis Schwarz

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 09:45 AM


I bought the plans and built one too. I couldn t get it to work without splitting the boards. The forks always made contact with the front part of the boards first and would split it. Anyone else experience this?

- JeremyT21

Jeremy, I have also had the boards split on the older more weathered pallets because of the pressure on the front side of the board. I was thinking about adding something (a small wedge, maybe) to the tip to try to make it apply even pressure across the bottom of board. The problem is you can t make the tip too wide or it will not fit between the boards.

- Jeff

It seems it would make more sense to have the angle of the forks on the top side…...or tip the forks up slightly when attaching to the rest of the tool. This should make the contact even across the entire board. I glued mine together so wasn’t able to take it apart to remount the forks. Also found pallet wood to be a pain to work with without owning a planer or jointer.

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 02:02 AM

I built one and had no real problems. I would pry the edge a bit then shift it further under once the edge was up a bit.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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