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Forum topic by americanwoodworker posted 06-22-2012 01:19 PM 1400 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2012 01:19 PM

I found this awhile back and thought would share it with you. Not sure if it has been posted before or not.

It is called the nail kicker. Uses air instead of a hammer to rid boards of nails. Caution! This thing is not cheap and I think only those who are diehards into reclaiming lumber would benefit from this on a cost basis. Who knows some lumberjock may figure out a way to make one cheaper…

here is the website…

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 01:33 PM

I thought about getting one of those at one time, after seeing it on “Cool Tools”, but the wife brought me to my senses when she told me it would severely cut into my beer budget for at least a year.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 01:44 PM

Harbor Freight will have a knock-off version soon.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 01:52 PM

I don’t know about the knock-off. I bet that thing is patented for a full 17 years as a nail remover. In the Navy we had something similar, called it a pin gun for taking rivets out of steel walls. Had a hell of a kick. Hog packing plants use the same thing, one pull and the pin goes into the back of the brain then retracts, hog is ready for the butchers, no pain for the hog, no mess. Way cheaper than the old way of a 22 cal. in the back of the head.
(That was probably too much info, eh’?)
What a great tool. I take home oak pallets, (big ones), that we get in here at my day job working sales for a mechanical contractor. Plan on taking home a really nice 10 foot 4X4 solid oak beam today that a trucker left behind. But the last time I had to remove nails with a prybar, I lost some heads so some of the wood was lost, and I was drenched in sweat here in SE Tennessee for maybe $15 worth of lumber.

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 02:43 PM

Did you ever try to burn the nails out with an arc welder?
I saw someone doing that, it worked.

-- Bert

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