looking to make a pallet dismanter

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Fordman, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Fordman

    Fordman Member

    looking to make 1 up powered by a single phase power pack.
    any advice welcome
  2. Forever Fendt

    Forever Fendt Member

    I think @Thick Farmer would be your man to advise on this and could speed the job up somewhat
  3. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    East Sussex
  4. What are you trying to achieve
  5. What a lot of effort to do one pallet
  6. Barleycorn

    Barleycorn Member

    Jemmy bar would be quicker
  7. Longlowdog

    Longlowdog Member

    Stihl 261 would be quicker again.
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  8. My granma would be quicker but I'd have to dig her up first:LOL:
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  9. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    Because @Thick Farmer would suggest a box of Swan Vestas!
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  10. Longlowdog

    Longlowdog Member

    Well my day job is gravedigger so if you need a hand getting her out or back again give me a shout.
  11. Fordman

    Fordman Member

    well I can get free pallets to take way and I was going to chance selling kindling ive seen the bar type and il probly make 1 up anyway.
  12. Fordman

    Fordman Member

    can any1 tell me can I use a hyd power pack from a old auto yard scapper.
  13. tinman

    tinman Member

    not really helping you in your quest but maybe in a round about way, i just happened to be watching this video on a nail removal tool, pallets came to mind as i watched it , if you wanted to remove some nails to make kindlin.

    there's always someone thinking....
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  14. I run them through a bloody great rip saw could have done 3 while he was messing about with that contraption making blanks into kindling for selling is a labour intensive job many have tried and shortly given up to fill a bag you need to disassemble the pallet then make the blanks into kindling then bag them then sell them then deliver them good luck with it
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  15. i just run through with chainsaw getting the easy stuff then bin the rest, only if im desperate for kindlin, pallet chopping is one of those jobs that achieves little for your efforts apart from maybe a tidier yard
  16. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    nr. preston
    I've done a few hundred last few year
    they were delivered free
    the guys stopped coming with them don't think that im that bothered yet
    I use rough handy chain saw to get them handy. buy cheap chains , ebay
    then evolution table saw , which will cut anything.
    our lasses dad has helped a lot , done hundreds too , he used lumps of wood as leavers , prob 3x2 .
    I bought a 4 ft wrecking bar to try leavers , did about 3 then reached for the saw .
    evolution skill saw will do it but can kick badly. set blade as shallow as poss.
    if u pull them apart u will have nails stuck out to stab u , with chain saw less so.
    mine came from a stone yard so covered in sand designed to kill wood working equipment .
    if u can get clean pallets id say chain saw .but don't disrespect a stihl on such a shitty job .
  17. Fordman

    Fordman Member

    mite chance the chainsaw and get a loan of electric saw see which is better
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  18. Longlowdog

    Longlowdog Member

    This is the one occasion where I'd probably try an electric chainsaw. Constantly moving or rotating pallets and not having to worry about leaving a saw running or having to stop start and dealing with smaller wood is probably ideal for electric chainsaws.
  19. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    nr. preston
    There is some truth
    And i own a few . Handy inside a building as no exhaust and quiet
    But i never liked how u touch the trigger and it runs
    U know if the engines running on a conventional chainsaw
    But cheap to buy no fuel to mix there are plusses
    The wire does get in the way

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