08-26-2012 01:10 PM
The Paslode Eagle Claw from Amazon is the best because it will allow you to hit it with a hammer to dig for nails. Or the Nail Hawk. I love the Nail Extractor, just love it, but the flush or recessed nails can't be reached. I am looking forward to the new tool designed specifically for this, which has flat tips made directly for the dismantling of pallets.
The way it is deployed is to use the flat tips to pry up each board at the end, then to slap it back down with the head of the tool to leave the exposed nail popped up, then to slip the jaws around the nail and pry it up and voila! No wood damage, but extremely fast dismantling.
08-29-2012 02:56 PM
try a nail jack and cats paw if you dont want to mar the wood put a scrap peice of wood and use it as a base for the puller to keep from marring
08-29-2012 07:57 PM - edited 08-29-2012 08:06 PM
I've had one of these from Crescent for years and it's been very good.
I have to say, though, that mine is an old one...made in the US. It would appear from the negative comments on Amazon that they aren't made here any more....which would be a criminal shame.
08-30-2012 09:18 PM