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.
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.
A hammer is sometimes your best option for removing tile or tearing out drywall. There are several hammer styles to choose from. To minimize damage to surrounding materials, keep your eye on where you want to strike, not the on the hammer.
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.