Saving money and recycling is fashionable again, and that includes DIY pallet crafting. However, woodworking with the wrong tools adds time and frustration to your projects. That's why we've got a list of the Top 15 Pallet Tools for your pallet DIY ideas! Increase your comfort, safety, and productivity with 15 Pallet Tools for your workshop.
In our excitement to build, safety sometimes gets forgotten. However, we've got you covered. Some of the first items are necessary safety equipment - with a twist!
We're exposed to noise pollution every single day. Don't lose your ability to hear the kids or pets doing naughty things! But, we've got a set of hearing protectors with geek factor that you'll appreciate! Bluetooth connectivity so you can listen to your favorite tunes and the ability to answer phone calls without removing the muffs! Yes, technology is cool sometimes.
The 3M WorkTunes Connect Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology combines a modern, comfortable design with hi-fi sound quality. Conveniently make and take phone calls while you're on the job. Built-in comfort features such as soft ear cushions and a Hat-compatible, low-pressure headband are excellent for extended wear. Add this to the top of your Pallet Tools list.
- Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB
- Bluetooth Technology lets you seamlessly stream entertainment from your mobile phone and any other Bluetooth enabled device
- High-fidelity speakers provide premium sound quality.Compatible with non-Bluetooth devices via 3.5m audio cable
An essential item in your Pallet Tools cabinet! Safety glasses!
The eyes have it! Whenever you're woodworking, ALWAYS wear eye protection. Hammers have chipped while in use, and whenever you cut wood, there's the possibility of wood bits flying into your face. We chose a set of goggles that seals comfortably and is ventilated, so they don't fog while working.
- DeWalt tough coat hard coated lens provides tough protection against scratches
- DeWalt XtraClear anti-fog lens coating provides tough protection against fogging
- Soft, dual injected rubber conforms to the face to provide a high level protection from dust and debris
Keep a tape measure handy. A Pallet Tools purchase that you'll use for years!
- HIGH ACCURACY - 2 scales of metric and imperial is perfect for accurate measurement; The 0.98-Inch blade is bend resistant and very straight even if the tape is stretched too long and too many times,...
- MAGNETIC HOOK - This tape measure can stick to any ferrous material with the powerful magnetic hook, which greatly enhances the stability of the blade especially when measuring a really long distance....
- NICE WRIST STRAP - With the Smooth and optimized internal mechanism, it can open and recoil the blade smoothly; The tape measure can be easily carried on waist or in your pocket with the sturdy belt...
A square tool is a must when precision-fitting a drawer or making your projects straight.
The Swanson Tool S0101 7-inch Speed Square is lightweight, fits in a pocket, and keeps your projects squared up! Give yourself a straight line to cut along, too! Plus, speed squares are reasonable!
- 7-inch speed square; fits in pocket
- Incorporates features of framing square, tri square, mitre square, and protractor square
- Constructed of aluminum alloy
A set of nail setters and center punches allows you to remove nails on a shoestring Pallet Tools budget.
Recess the fasteners you use and cover them with wood plugs so that you have a seamless, clean surface.
Nail Setter and Center Punch Set is a brilliant tool to recess nails into wood trim. The center punch is used to mark the center of a point, such as the center of a hole when drilling holes Punches are used to drive objects, such as nails, or to form an impression of the tip on a workpiece.
- Nail set is a great tool to recess nails into wood trim
- Center punch is used to mark the center of a point, It is usually used to mark the center of a hole when drilling holes
- Punches are used to drive objects, such as nails, or to form an impression of the tip on a workpiece
Who needs electricity when you have a Pallet Buster Tool?
Reclaim pallet wood with ease using a Pallet Buster Tool. Durable steel construction will last for years. Made in the USA, too! For a complete review of the best pallet buster available on the market, check out our article Top 7 Best Pallet Buster & Pallet Breaker Reviews!
- Easy way to reclaim Pallet wood
- Steel Construction for Durablity
- 1.25" insert for your desired handle
A good-quality claw hammer is a must when woodworking!
This Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer will last for years and save you from the after-project shoulder ache. Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows. AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact.
- Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows
- Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact
- Precision balanced - feel the difference.
Another handy Pallet Tools addition: Nail pulling pliers make quick work of pesky nails and staples.
Crescent NP11 11-Inch Nail Pulling Pliers are designed to pull nails in a variety of work environments. Capable of "Pulling" nails through a piece of wood in circumstances where the head of the nail is not accessible.
- The functionality of the pliers allows you to easily remove nails from the front or back ot the wood.
- Unlimited flexibility allows user to easily extract nails regardless of size or if head of nail is damaged or removed
- The durability of forged steel head and handles create a durable tool with rubber grips for comfort and control
A hand planer can fix uneven edges quickly!
A hand planer like this Stanley 12-404 No. 4 Adjustable Bench Plane with 2-Inch Cutter is an outstanding tool that quickly straightens rough edges!
- 9-3/4-inch adjustable bench plane with a 2-inch cutter
- Hardened, tempered steel gives precision-ground cutter edge durability
- Gray, cast-iron base with precision-ground sides and bottom; durable epoxy coating provides long-lasting protection
You can make do with a single drill or even a screwdriver, but a cordless drill and impact driver set makes pallet crafting so much faster!
A PORTER-CABLE PCCK602L2 20V MAX Lithium Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit makes DIY pallet projects a breeze! This lightweight set includes a cordless drill/driver, a cordless impact driver, two lithium-ion compact batteries, one battery charger, screwdriver bits and kit bag. Both units are compact and lightweight. Both include a built-in LED light and belt clips.
- DRILL/DRIVER: The PCC600 features 330 Units Watts Out (UWO), 2-speed gear box (0-400/0-1,600), compact design and 1/2" metal ratcheting chuck
- IMPACT DRIVER: The PCC640 features 1,495 in/lbs of max torque, 0-2,900 RPM, 0-3,100 BPM, compact design and a 1-handed easy load 1/4" hex chuck
- BATTERY GAUGE: Both tools have a gauge that displays remaining charge in the battery
If you want more power when dismantling pallets, get a reciprocating saw - a favorite item on anyone's Pallet Tools wish list!
The DEWALT DCS380B 20V MAX Li-Ion Reciprocating Saw features a 4-Position Blade Clamp that allows for flush cutting and increased positional versatility with tool free blade changes.
- The 4-position blade clamp allows for flush cutting and increased positional versatility
- Has 1-1/8-Inch stroke length delivers a faster cutting speed
- Variable speed trigger with 0-3000 spm provides increased blade control and faster cut speed
A pneumatic nail remover tool!
The Air Locker ap700 Pneumatic Punch Nailer/Nail Remover does exactly what it’s supposed to do – it drives nails out of the wood. This little powerhouse can deal with any wood type, including hardwoods. Drive fasteners out of the workpieces quietly, efficiently and with precision while maintaining the integrity and quality of the wood.
- Air Inlet: 1/4 inch NPT Thread
- Operating Pressure: 80-120 PSI
- Driver Diameter: 0.16 inch
A versatile Circular Saw saves time and reduces fatigue. Circular saws are some of the Pallet Tools that dramatically speed up your project.
A set like this DEWALT DCS575T2 FLEXVOLT 60V MAX Brushless Circular Saw with Brake and 2 Battery Kit makes cutting wood a snap!
- Flexible - power of corded. Freedom of cordless. The world's first battery that automatically changes voltage when you change tools
- 7-1/4" full size blade for corded capacity
- Electronic brake stops the blade after trigger is released. Max Watts Out 1600 Watts
Rage against the pallet wood with a compound miter saw!
Evolution Power Tools RAGE3 10-Inch Multipurpose Cutting Compound Sliding Miter Saw is a woodworking beast! The RAGE3 offers all the functionality of a standard miter saw while cutting through materials never thought possible. This 10” sliding compound miter saw will cut steel, aluminum, plastics, and wood (even wood with nails); using just one blade.
- MULTIPURPOSE CUTTING: Patented multipurpose cutting technology allows you to make compound miter cuts in mild steel, aluminum, plastics, and wood; with the included blade.
- MINIMAL SPARKS, BURRS & HEAT: Cut through 6mm mild steel with no heat, no burrs & virtually no sparks, leaving an instantly workable finish unlike alternate methods.
- SIMPLE & ACCURATE MITER CUTTING: Features a 45 degree L&R miter system with 9 positive stops. A 0-45 degree bevel tilt, allows for bevel cuts and compound cuts.
A dream Pallet Tools item when working with pallets is a benchtop planer!
DEWALT DW734 15 Amp 12-1/2-Inch Benchtop Planer has a powerful 15-amp, 20,000 RPM motor handles more substantial, deeper cuts in hardwoods.Three knife cutter-head with 10,000 RPM provides 96 cuts per inch - one of the most beautiful finishes of any portable planer. Disposable, reversible knives deliver 30 percent more knife life and make knife changes a piece of cake! Four-column carriage lock drastically reduces the movement that causes snipe. Extra-long infeed and outfeed tables provide 33-1/2 inches of material support.
- Three knife cutter-head with 10,000 RPM provides 96 cuts per inch, one of the finest finishes of any portable planer
- Disposible, reversible knives deliver 30 percent more knife life and make knife change fast and easy
- Four-column carriage lock drastically reduces the movement that causes snipe
Now that you have the tools, we want you to stay safe when working with pallets. Check out our article on Workshop Safety Tips!