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Old 01-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Anyone have any good ideas how I can remove some nailed on kitchen cabinets (circa 1974)? I would guess the nails are 8d or 9d. I would like to save a few of the cabinets to put in our shed if I can pull them off in one piece.

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Cats paw pry bar.

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Cats paw pry bar.

Are those the things that sorta look like screwdrivers with a pry end on it? like these: http://www.amazon.com/Mayhew-66302-C.../dp/B0015SDI6Y

I need to try and be nice to the drywall too.
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No it looks like this.
http://www.stanleytools.com/default....4%3B+Nail+Claw

Your not going to be prying againt the drywall.
There's still going to be drywall repairs to do once you get them off from the nail holes.
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You could also use a 'screw extractor ' Kind of like a small hole saw for a drill--

Place it over the nail--drill--leaves the nail in the wall and a hole in the cabinet where the nail was.

Rockler has them---a local store might---or use a hole saw with a guide block.
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The handle part slides so you can drive the pinchers in and around the nail head.

As you pull on the lever handle, the pinchers get tighter and tighter.
It's amazing how much pulling strength these have.

http://www.lehmans.com/store/Tools_F...H302205?Args=/

You can find them cheaper but this had a nice description.
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This is my current favorite nail puller, Dead-On Exhumer
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-EX9-8-Inc.../dp/B0000224VN
Home Depot has them, too.
They come in several sizes.

This thing works great, too:
http://www.nailextractor.com/index.html

I change my mind and make a lot of mistakes. so both of them get used.

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Drill a hole next to each nail and pull the cabinet off the wall. Worked for me.

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