Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.
Pallet projects are all the rage, and if you search Pinterest you’ll find about a zillion ways to use them for DIY projects. The tricky part can be pulling them apart, but I’ll show you an easy way to break apart a pallet using the Milwaukee FUEL SAWZALL.
The Milwaukee Fuel SAWZALL is part of the M18 system, featuring over 175 tools. It has 2 times more run time and 5 times longer tool life, and provides up to 30% faster cutting than others. It also has an LED light, hang height, and adjustable shoe.
Not only will you need a SAWZALL, but you’ll also need a good metal cutting blade. The Milwaukee 6 in. 7 TPI Torch Metal Cutting SAWZALL blade has 50 times life over standard blades thanks to its carbide teeth. There is 25% more carbide per tooth for extreme life, and it has 7 TPI for fast, efficient cutting in thick and extreme metals.
Can we talk about pet peeves for a moment? One thing I hate is when a tool requires complicated blade or accessory installation. When I’m getting ready to start a project, or if I’m in the middle of one, I don’t want to waste my time fiddling with wrenches and spending too much time figuring out how to get the blade inserted or removed. I was very pleased to find that that’s not an issue at all with this saw. The blade is extremely easy to install and doesn’t require any additional tools to install or swap it out. All you do is press the little lever down while you insert the blade and then let go and it’s locked in place. It only takes a second. I am all about any tool feature that makes it more user friendly, so this was a definite plus.
Now, for the actual breaking apart of the pallet. It’s actually really simple. You just glide this saw between the pallet boards and it easily cuts through the nails, separating each board. I had a few pallets in our garage because our garden tiller was shipped inside them, and I needed to break them apart in order to store the wood without it taking up a lot of space in my workshop. This SAWZALL easily did the trick. It took maybe 5 minutes total.
Now the big question is what should I do with this pallet wood? I have a couple more to break down but I don’t have any projects in mind yet. Leave your suggestions in the comment section below!
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