|Forum topic by MarkSr||posted 05-28-2013 01:37 AM||8209 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
05-28-2013 01:37 AM
I am posting this because many of you were asking about the measurements of the pallet stripping tool I had made for me.
I have tried a lot of different ways of stripping pallets, which I use a lot. I have all sizes of lumber in stock from pallets, you would really be surprised with the lumber you can get. Yellow Pine, Oak, Ash, Poplar and of course White Pine.
This is reply to an email I received asking for the measurements:
The tool made from scrap steel:
*Note: Keep the distance between the two feet at least 4-1/2”, you will need that width for the big pallets that are made from all 2 by’s.
This tool makes braking up pallet so much easier, no more cutting and braking good boards.
Place the stringer between the two feet and the two feet under the top boards and pull towards you. One main tip, do not start on the first stringer. Let’s say you have a pallet with 5 stringers and 6 or 8 top boards. Let’s start from left to right. Do not start with the first stringer, leave that one for the last. When you start at the second one it will pop the top board up about 3/4’s out with the nails coming up with the boards, continue to the right until the end, then go back to the first one and pop that one last.
By starting on the second board the first one holds the pallet together enough so you can balance the tool and pull up easier.
All this is made from scrap pieces in the welder’s shop.
As you can see, I still have a lot left to brake up myself.
Good luck and if you need anything else just give send me an email.
-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")