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Cheap cordless saw to cut up pallets for kindling?

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  1. Boots

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    Looking for a cheap, cordless saw to cut up pallets so I can use them for kindling in my wood stove. Anyone have any suggestions? The cheaper the better as it'll take a beating with nails stuff.
     
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    I bought a Ryobi 18v cordless saw and hate it. Absolutely useless piece of shit. So, I'm soley basing the opinion below on that product:

    I will never buy a cordless saw again. Not only will you save money but you will not lose your mind when you run out of juice after cutting the first pallet.
     
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    I usually only cut up one or two at a time so I'm not too worried about a long battery life. These are just mini pallets too. (2'x2')
     
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    It's not cordless but the mastercraft recipe saws are like 30 bucks. Mine has lasted me for like 4 years somehow.
     
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    how are they at making stew though??
     
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    This, same recip saw, works awesome. No idea about cordless...just about all my cordless tools make me pull my hair out at some point due to battery drain. I mainly use corded ones.
     
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    recip saw is kind of annoying for pallet chopping. Too jerky.
     
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    Chain saw
     
  9. Boots

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    chain saw and nails seems risky no? :lol:
     
  10. Duggan

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    Use a hatchet Nancy.
     
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  11. Cheddar

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    Use a recip saw and don't use cordless. They are hard on batteries and so are pallets. Get you hands on a corded recip and you'll be the best off. Also the recip will let you cut through nails safely. They are only jerky if you are using them incorrectly.
     
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    I bought Dewalt saw and I love it. Makes trimming fence boards wayyyy easier - I use it for a pile of odd jobs around as well
     
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    Man advice time. A recip saw has a gate on the portion of the blade closest to your hand. Place this gate against the thing you wish to cut. Apply steady forward and downward pressure while activating the trigger. Reap the benefits of your recently sawed wood by enjoying a nice beer or single malt in front of your fire and thinking about nature, and fish.
     
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    I demo'd my entire deck with a recip saw so I'm good to go. These pallets are little things, ideally I want something where I can hold the pallet in one hand and saw with the other. One handed recip saw operation would be a nightmare :o
     
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    I know, I was going to say get a bow saw and some elbow grease.
     
  16. Boots

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    Hatchet is actually what I'm trying to replace :rofl:
     
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    It probably just needs to be sharpened.
     
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    Then put the pallet on the ground.
    You only have so many choice if you want handheld power. Skill, jigsaw, recip, oscillating or spiral. Milwaukee makes a small 12v recip but it's not meant for cutting big things like pallets. You're best best, point blank is a corded light duty recip. And honestly you probably could use it one handed quite easily.
     
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    $20 bow saw from Rona, comes with a wood and metal blade.
     
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    I'm trying to eliminate the physical part :rofl:
     
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    I have the ridgid one. 3 years old now and I'm using it all the time for work. I'm not framing walls or anything but it will hold up to 2x6s half decent. I think it would be perfect for ripping up pallets.
     
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    I took apart the old 8x8 deck with one of these and a claw hammer. Stacked lumber afterwards.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A cheap circular saw Is your best bet, unless you want to pony up for quality I'd avoid cordless.
     
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    If you're hung up on one handed operation you MIGHT be able to get away with one of these. Dremel makes them too.

    http://www.kent.ca/kbs/en/product.j...=jump&prdId=5713030&navId=1085&catalogId=1085

    It will depend on how thick the boards are. You could also look into a double cut saw. somewhat of a novelty, but its two circular saw blades rotating in different directions. You hold it like a chainsaw, but its significantly smaller. King makes them.
     
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    I second a cheap circular saw.. it just so happens I have 3. If you are interested I can sell you one
     
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    Cordless?
     
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    Interesting. I'll look into that one
     
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    Cordless skill saws are murder on batteries.
     
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    I'm ok with that for the convenience :lol:
     
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    I don't know if getting half way through a pallet and needing to charge the battery is that convenient. You'll need a large capacity battery, charger and saw and saws don't usually come in a kit. You're getting pretty close to paying s lot of money for free wood. Why are you so adverse to a cord?
     
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    I just use them for kindling because I have an unlimited supply that is delivered to me whenever I want them. 8 small cuts and it's ready for the stove.

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    A cordless skill saw that will work longer then 18 seconds is gonna cost 550$. Plus spare battery
     
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    Mastercraft corded circ saw. I cut a dozen pallets a week with it. Don't waste spending extra, or cordless. If the blade fucks up just buy a new cheap one. Your not going to kill a saw, just the blades.
     
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    Jesus those are beefy little pallets!
    What comes shipped on those?
     

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