The All-Time Most Useful Hand Tools for Demolition
If you’re getting ready to do some remodeling or start work on an addition, you’ll likely need some demolition tools. Here are some of the all-time most useful hand tools for demolition.
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Sometimes called a prybar or wrecking bar, a crowbar can be used to remove nails or as a lever to force apart objects, such as when you’re rebuilding a deck. Look for one with an ergonomic grip for easier handling.
A nail puller will help you remove any stubborn, stuck nails while also working to minimize any damage to the material the nail is stuck in. A nail puller is a helpful tool for those who refinish old furniture or need to remove nails from wood trim.
When it comes to demolition, it doesn’t get much better than a demo fork. This demo fork from Honey Badger has fangs at the end that you can slide underneath old flooring or roof shingles. Then use the long handle as a lever to pry the materials apart.
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Before you even get started with demolition, you need a pair of safety glasses and a hard hat. If you’re doing work that creates dust, use a dust mask or consider a respirator with an exhalation valve. Use gloves to protect your hands.