What saw to use to cut pallets?

When working with wood pallets, the reciprocating saw is really useful to cut the pallet boards where there are nails, a reciprocating saw has many blade styles that can cut through metal and wood. So, when fitted with a wood/metal blade it becomes one of the best tools to disassemble pallets.

Place the pallet on its end with the nails parallel to the ground. Using your reciprocating saw, start it up and start cutting down and through the nails holding the wood slats to the side supports. Continue cutting all the down to the bottom piece.

One may also ask, can you use a jigsaw to cut pallets? We mainly use a jigsaw for curve cutting and cutting from the inside of a piece of wood. A jigsaw is very useful for precise cutting. How to choose a jigsaw for pallet wood cutting: There are many different options to look at before making your choice.

Similarly, it is asked, how do you make tools to take pallets apart?

Power tools can take much of the effort out of dismantling pallets. Two common approaches for power hand tools include the reciprocating saw ?often referred to as a Sawzall, as well as the Nail Kicker. The reciprocating saw is used to cut the nails at the joint where they hold wood components together.

Will a reciprocating saw cut through nails?

Reciprocating saws cut through just about everything short of a rock. With a recip saw (also called a Sawzall, the brand name of Milwaukee’s tool), you can cut through lumber even if it’s embedded with nails. It can also cut all common forms of metal: steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron.

Can a jigsaw cut a 2×4?

To cut 2×4 consistently with a jigsaw, you have to keep drift and flexing to a minimum. All too often, an inexperienced jigsaw user will make a cut that’s dead on straight on top, but beveled out and off the cutting line at the bottom.