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The Duckbill Deck Wrecker is the BEST deck demo tool ever!

Updated on September 5, 2014

Our house had a foundation problem, and we had to remove the deck attached to our house quickly so that workers could access two basement walls of our house so that they could be demolished and rebuilt. We had a quote from a company to demolish the deck and haul it away but the cost was several thousand dollars and we already had money committed for the basement wall rebuild. My wife and I decided to demolish the deck ourselves to save money.

At first we used a crobar to try to remove the planking but it was slow, back-breaking work. One evening I decided to search for a specialized tool for demolishing a deck on Amazon and I came across the Duckbill Deck Wrecker. Based on the mostly favorable reviews I ordered it on the spot. In two days the Duckbill Deck Wrecker showed up at my door, I have Amazon prime so that I am upgraded to two day shipping.


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Upon opening the box the first thing I noticed was the quality of the tool. It has the quality of a "Sears Craftman" tool with a padded handle and what looks to be a powder coated pry head. I immediately put the Duckbill Deck Wrecker to work prying up stubborn decking that was attached to the joists with decking screws. I couldn't believe how easy the boards were coming off! Most of the decking came off in one piece and, if needed, could be reused.

The long handle provides the leverage you need to pull up stubborn boards without breaking your back. The best feature of this tool is how the duckbill head of the tool straddles a double or single joist below it allowing you to lift the whole decking in one piece. In a tight corner next to your house? No problem, the duckbill head of this tool swivels so that you can attack decking from a different direction. The long handle provides the leverage for you so that you are not straining yourself and are not sore the next day! The word of mouth is getting around in my neighborhood and I already have several requests to borrow the tool!

Wifey and I using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker!

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Me posing with the Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool.The Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool in action, I am making a horrible face, but in reality it is taking very little effort.Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.
Me posing with the Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool.
Me posing with the Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool.
The Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool in action, I am making a horrible face, but in reality it is taking very little effort.
The Duckbill Deck Wrecker tool in action, I am making a horrible face, but in reality it is taking very little effort.
Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.
Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.
Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.
Wifey using the Duckbill Deck Wrecker.

The Duckbill Deck Wrecker in action at a job site!

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      jbdkz 4 years ago from Cleveland

      @favored: Removal of the deck was needed in order to fix an issue with the foundation. This tool saved us numerous hours of demo work. We would not have made the foundation work deadline without it. Several friends have borrowed the deck tool and also had favorable comments.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      So sad you had to remove your lovely deck, but hey ... you get a new one right? Looks like you had your work cut out for you and this tool was a great help.

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      Wow! I must get this tool for my husband. We have to tear apart a deck very soon.

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