The Demo Hawg.
A Skil saw and multi tool!
A 45-ounce dead-blow mallet and a 42-inch crowbar.
Ron Begg Jr.
A Burke bar, Skil saw and water.
Run the Skil saw every 36 inches all the way through the floor. It comes up like butter.
A phone—to call someone for subbing it out.
Sprigg Singleton Lynn
Use a circular saw to make relief cuts about every 2 feet cross grain, then use a prybar/flat bar to release the flooring, then use channel lock pliers to remove what nails or staples are left behind, then vacuum up. Don’t stir up too much dust—I vacuum after I make saw cuts, then I’ll do the removal.
Pry bar and good ol’ fashioned rage.
The Turbo Stripper!
A Skil saw, crowbar, toe-kick saw, and some #&@% blood, sweat and a lot of cussing.
The Bosch rotary, aka “babyjack,” is my favorite secret weapon for any demo or repair.
I used a Bobcat with forks on track systems—works great.
My tip is: Whatever you think is a fair price ... triple it.
Hire a demolition crew to do it!
A roof-stripping shovel.
On a glue-down, a big Makita jack after making 16-inch cuts with a circular saw.
My favorite tool for demo is a young apprentice with a strong back.
David van der Weegen
Let someone else quote it.
I love the Zenith trim puller; it doesn’t damage the wall or the trim and makes life much easier. Also a toe-kick saw for tight corners and under cabinets etc.
The Gutster demo bar.
A roofing shear!
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