The Duckbill Deck Wrecker — a simple duckbill-shaped claw food on the end of a long stick — lets you apply boot power and leverage to rip up deck boards in a hurry. And since you’re not struggling or bending over, you’ll finish the job with far less back pain that usual.
It’s easy to use: yank off the first board by whatever means you have, then position the wrecker to straddle the joist with the claw under a board. Rotate the head up while standing on a safe platform over the exposed joist to tear off the next board. Wash, rinse, repeat — no kneeling and no sore arms like with standard pry bars.
It’s a little expensive at $60, but if we had a big deck to demo, we’d go for it. It looks like it’d denfinitly speed up the project, and we’d much rather enjoy a cold beer while sitting on a deck than spending all day ripping one up.