Video: How to Tear Down a Pallet

I get asked all the time how I tear down pallets.

When I started doing this, I used the only method I could think of by using a hammer and a crowbar.  Not only was it painful, I lost a lot of nails.  One of the best things about using pallet wood for making great stuff is the nail heads that are still in the wood.

With this method that I use, you are able to save many of the nail heads and also save a ton of time with every pallet you tear down.  Enjoy!


4 Replies to “Video: How to Tear Down a Pallet”

  1. Cindy says:

    How many uses can you get out of the short blade? Thanks

    1. admin says:

      Great question. That all depends on the blade type, the reciprocating saw model and how it is used. If you get a great blade, have a good saw and use it wisely, I can usually go through up to 5 pallets with the short blade and the long blade (since it is used less) I can get closer to 8-10. I recommend Diablo blades. Did that help?

  2. Brett says:

    Loved the video, thanks for sharing! I’m new to the hobby and found this extremely helpful. One thing I’ve done in the past to help protect the power cord is lay it over your opposite shoulder almost like you would a guitar strap. It still provides plenty of movement and you never have to worry about cutting the cord itself. Again thanks for the video!

    1. admin says:

      Very cool, Brett! Glad it helped. And great idea on the cord as a guitar strap. I might try that next time.

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