Thursday, August 6, 2009

Demolition Tools

Sometimes you just need to demolish things. Occasionally you need to break into things. Might as well have the right tools on hand to handle these tasks. Here's the things you need:
  • Chainsaw. For cutting down trees, for clearing downed trees out of the road, for cutting things into smaller pieces to make them easier to remove.
  • Bolt cutters. For cutting open padlocks, fencing material, and other metals.
  • Ax. For cutting firewood, cutting down a tree, breaking through a wall.
  • Pry bar. For dislodging things, opening doors, breaking windows.
  • Sledgehammer. For breaking down things, smashing things.
  • Come along and wench. For hoisting things, pulling down larger things, removing larger things.
  • Smaller hand tools: hammer, tin snips, chisel.

p.s. When using these tools, I would highly recommend wearing safety glasses, gloves, and a hard hat.


  1. If you are planning on reusing any of that lumber, a brace is handy to back out those screws to reduce damage to the wood. Even saves you the hardware / securement price of replacing. Takes more time though.

    If you have your pick of projects, garages are better to demolish, as they have far less finishes like gypsum board that is very hard to re-use.

    Some good steel toe boots, ones with puncture resistant soles are another good item to have on hand. The cost of one trip to doctor when ignoring that advice would pay for those boots.

  2. Does the wench handle the comealong for you? I would have thought she might be a little big for the BOB.

  3. You forgot a way to get all thenails out as well...

    Nail Jack Pro