The Extractor Nail Puller

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Duluth Trading Company's Extractor does what hammers, pry-bars and other traditional removal tools can’t.

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The Extractor
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (15)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good grip (8)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home repair (11)
    • Small projects (11)
    • Large projects (10)
    • At home (9)
    • Contract jobs (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (13), Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (12), Personal (12)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    Extractor Tool Review

    By Al

    from San Jose, Ca.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Projects

      Comments about The Extractor:

      The tool does a good job remiving all nails, except twisted nails in hardwood, such as those used to hold pallets together.
      The tool grivs well, then the nail usually fails by breaking off.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great Design

      By Brian

      from Crown Point IN

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Repair
        • Large Projects
        • Small Projects

        Comments about The Extractor:

        The design of the teeth so no mater the width of the nail the jaws remain parallel is very unique.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Works like butter

        By Andy

        from St. Augustine Fl

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Strong
        • Time saver
        • Versatile
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Extractor:

            I've hade this for almost a year now. I use it all of the time. Saves me time and my customers money (by allowing me to re-use lumber/trim.)Nothing pulls out pneumatic staples faster. I slip a putty knife behind it on drywall. So glad I purchased it. Love it almost as much as my 5 in 1.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Handy Tool

            By Fast Eddie

            from Hartselle Alabama

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Repair
              • Small Projects

              Comments about The Extractor:

              Better than using a claw hammer and block. You can grip nails with little or no head on the nail

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              The Extractor

              By Branson

              from Detroit, Michigan

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Projects

                  Comments about The Extractor:

                  None

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding in the FIeld

                  By Traditional Builder

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Strong
                  • Versatile
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Damage Free Restoration
                    • Home Repair
                    • Large Projects
                    • Small Projects

                    Comments about The Extractor:

                    I love this tool. I restore historic homes for a living and there is nothing out there that I have found that matches the Extractor for pulling nails. For years I had been using end cutting pliers but the bevel of the cutters don't allow you to grab a nail at the surface of the wood. The Extractor solves this problem. The design allows you to grab the head of the nail at the surface of the wood. Once grabbed, just rock the handle down and out comes the nail. The long handle provides excellent leverage for nails large and small.

                    It isn't completely foolproof. If the nail is flush with the wood you will need to dig out the head. One trick - if you can access the nail from the back side of the wood - such as with trim that has been removed - pull it through the workpiece versus back through the direction it was driven. Also, I usually put a shim or flat bar beneath the rocker section to make sure I don't dent/crush the surface when I pull the handle down.

                    At first I thought the cost was a bit on the high side. However, this is a professional quality tool. I use it almost everyday and it belongs in my Top Ten must have hand tools. For tools in this category, quality is always way more important than cost.

                    I highly recommend it.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    rock solid performer

                    By sumdude

                    from central Virginia

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Ergonomic grip
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Remodeling

                      Comments about The Extractor:

                      This IS the alternative for pulling trim nails and staples.
                      For years I have used 8"nippers to pull fastners through the back of trim to keep the face pristine. The problem was, if the fastner was stubborn and you applied more pressure the nippers would cut the fastner.
                      The Extractor grips and pulls! All your energy goes to extracting. The long curve design reduces marring.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Worthy Addition to the Arsenal

                      By RavenRoy

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent leverage
                      • Spares the wood
                      • Strong
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                      • Can't grip unexposed nail

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Repair
                      • Removing headless nails
                      • Small Projects

                      Comments about The Extractor:

                      The extractor works well to remove exposed nails and does the job with the leverage it creates rather than having to place pieces of wood under a hammer claw. For nails that are not exposed, the Nail Jack is perhaps a better choice, at least to start the extraction.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By BCT

                      from Windham, ME

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Home Repair
                        • Large Projects
                        • Small Projects

                        Comments about The Extractor:

                        Great for removing staples and nails

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        This Tool Works Perfect

                        By Scott

                        from Dekalb, Illinois

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • Heavy duty
                        • Strong
                        • Sturdy case
                        • Works Effectively

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Pulling Through Nails

                          Comments about The Extractor:

                          Pulls nails from the back side with out breaking off most fasteners while preventing surface damage. A heavy duty tool that is awesome for any fastener 1"-4". It needs to be offered in 3 sizes.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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