What is pallet damage?

Pallet damage is a common occurrence and can lead to product damage. Prevent most pallet damage in these four easy ways. Broken pallets can damage products, cause throughput delays and require costly repairs.

Can you break a pallet?

Using a car jack and wooden block to break down a pallet Although the reciprocating saw method above is possibly the quickest and cleanest method, not everyone has one so if you don’t, one of the best ways that we have found for breaking down a pallet is to use a car jack and some wooden blocks.

What size pallets are worth money?

Pallet size will (usually) have the most impact on the value of your load when selling pallets. Industry standard sizes, such as the 48×40 pallet used in grocery stores or the 48×45 pallet used in automotive, will hold a higher value than odd-size or custom sized pallets.

What can you do with an empty pallet?

Here’s 15 ways that wooden pallets can be repurposed from useless to useful:

  1. Standing Garden. Because of the space between each slat, these are easy to pack plants into to make a very beautiful standing garden.
  2. Coffee Table.
  3. Bookshelf Or Toy Bin.
  4. Shoe Organizer.
  5. Swing.
  6. Wine Bar.
  7. Pallet Lights.
  8. Pallet Pathway.

Why do pallets break?

When products are larger than the pallets that carry them, it can cause extra torque or strain on the joints and result in a failure. Make sure the pallet isn’t too big for the product. Just as a product that’s too big for the pallet can cause problems, a pallet that’s too big for the product can cause problems too.

How do you protect pallets?

Preserve Your Pallet Furniture: 8 Essential Tips & Tricks

  1. 1 Use OIL.
  2. 2 Remove the dust frequently.
  3. 3 Use a detergent if needed.
  4. 4 Cover scratches.
  5. 5 Treat your furniture with respect.
  6. 6 Re-wax as needed.
  7. 7 Make your wood smell freshly.
  8. 8 Clean tough stains effectively.

How much is a single pallet worth?

Pallet Prices:

Lower price range Upper price range
New wooden pallets $19 $24
Used or reclaimed wooden pallets $10 $18
Export pallets $10 $28
Plastic pallets $10 $45

What is the price of a pallet?

Wood Pallet Pricing For a new, modified, 48-by-40-inch GMA pallet, recent pricing has been in the $11.25-$12.50 range, depending upon the region of the country, according to Pallet Profile Weekly. A heavier-duty block-style pallet such as those used by pallet pools would be $25 or more.

What are pallets made of?

The Material Used to Make Pallets These are oak and southern yellow pine (or SYP for short). Oak is used because of its strength and wide availability. There is often a surplus of oak leftover from markets such as housing or furniture construction, which is then used in pallet production.

Is pallet wood treated?

Pallets are either heat-treated (heated to a high temperature in kilns to seal the wood) or treated with methyl bromide — a toxic pesticide that has been linked to human health problems and ozone layer depletion.