Ive been told my posts are overall negative, and nonconstructive. I will offer here a little constructiveness and positive energy. I read in several places people wanting to know how to break pallets apart for firewood. I was going to use this tool I designed to make me rich, but I figured, if you have the brains to collect pallets and burn them for heat, and you haven't killed yourself or burned down the neighborhood, you are probably a smart enough buyer to say "that's so stupidly simple, I can make those myself!" and in the long run I wont get rich anyhow. Rich wouldn't do me any good, I would blow it all on Chinese food, hookers and big dangerous toys that would get me hurt or killed, so screw it... here use the design. take a 2x3 for a handle, screw a piece of 2x4 on it to look like a cross. Yes, ironically enough, the best tool I have invented for the house so far looks like a cross. But I think busting pallets apart with it is a far better use than beating people over the head with it, or scaring the bejeebees out of small children.... and I might paint pictures of Jesus on mine. I can just see the look on the Jehovah's witnesses faces when they drive up uninvited, and see me prying apart pallets with a large crucifix. I know my catholic SIL will have a hairy cat fit.... she is a lot of fun to torment that way. "Let Jesus help you with your pallet breaking chores! use the power of the pallet crucifix to convert those stubborn pallets into a pile of wholesome useful firewood!" Who wouldn't buy that sales pitch? So on to the pictures. you will most likely need several of these with different length cross-bars on them, (the part Jesus hands would be nailed to) for wider or narrower pallets. The cross bar should always be resting on 2 of the pallets 2x4 stringers, that way when you push down to pop the slats off the handle wont twist sideways off the pallet. This is such a mind numbingly simple tool, you will agree this is about the most constructive post you ll see here all year. Even with the religious jokes tossed in. and they are jokes... smile and laugh.