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Fastest Way to Tear Down Pallets Using a Reciprocating Saw Video

Fastest Way to Tear Down Pallets Using a Reciprocating Saw

It’s a crazy world we live in. As one of the wealthiest countries history has ever known, we’ve reached a place where an intentionally distressed look is now popular. And one of the easiest ways to get that look is with pallets. Whether you’re making a pallet wall, pallet furniture, or something else altogether, knowing the fastest way to tear down pallets is one key to a good experience.

Tools You’ll Want to Have on Hand

You’re certainly welcome to use a pry bar if you really want to, but Clint decided to try a couple of reciprocating saws. With the Milwaukee M18 Hackzall in one hand and the Milwaukee M18 Fuel One-Key Sawzall in the other, he went to the races.

By using the longest Ax blades with carbide teeth we have, tearing down a pallet is a lot faster. But not all reciprocating saws are as beneficial on this kind of project. As you can see in the video, the full-size Sawzall is a much faster option.

So just what is the fastest way to tear down pallets using a reciprocating saw?

That boils down to technique. While it makes the most sense to stand the pallet up and cut down, Clint finds that it’s actually much quicker to lay it down on the floor. Of course, that’s not really something your chiropractor will thank you for. Or maybe he will if he gets to see you more often. But still, the difference in speed is pretty impressive.

So kick back and check out the video. Be sure to leave a comment or, better yet, a photo of your best pallet project. While you’re at it, make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with all the latest.

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That’s the way to do it guys!
A sawzall is next on my to-buy list. I use pallet wood a lot so this technique is a breath of fresh air…
…now alI I need is a speedy way to remove all the nails! 🔨
Great job guys!

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