Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by oldjeep Pretty decent tool but chips when hit
I had a few hundred nails to pull up to remove a layer of subfloor. The exhumer is very good for digging the nails out of the wood, but I had some issues with corners of the strike area fragmenting off when hit with a hammer. A couple of the little pieces of shrapnel hit me in the arm. Not sure if this was just an over-hardened batch of tools, but make sure to be wearing some glasses when using it.
April 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RezMon Horrible Nail Puller
I used this and it broke in 2 different places while trying to pull out some common nails from plywood that were attached to concrete walls. It lasted for about 3 weeks at a commercial site.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donkey works great
works great had for about 3 yrs now and still going strong . I would recommend this tool to someone. I'm in the construction business and I get used almost everyday
October 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vizette Nice while it lasted
Quick story - it was a great little tool while it lasted, but I only got through one project with this before it broke. I tried to attach a picture but the HD site is just stuck on "please wait". Basically one of the claws snapped off at the head - the whole claw, not just the end. The biggest issue to me is, it's CAST and not forged.
Long story - I was doing a remodel of a room, removing paneling, fixing some framing, etc. This came in incredibly handy and the design is exactly what I needed which is why I bought it. I could get into tight spaces with it to dig out nails, and the section below the saw wrench to hog out around a nail head worked better than expected. It made a divot around the nail head just enough that you could get one of the two claws under the nail head. So as far as functional design, thumbs up!
Now the bad news... Their tools are cast. I noticed this as soon as the claw snapped off, and confirmed it on their website. I'm NOT a contractor and I have NOT abused this tool by any means. I had just started my next project and was using this to pull a nail and *snap*. Based on other reviews it seems that others have had this same issue - so for the fact that they're selling a tool for wrenching on nails that is cast and bound to snap at some point, two stars is being favorable. If this were forged it would get 5 stars all day long.
November 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LittleBill Works Good Brittle
Bought 1, removed 10 16d nails before 1 end shattered, returned and replaced and other end shattered on second one on 30-th nail. i see the stores are not selling it anymore. i see why
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robin Best Nail Puller Out There
The Exhumer is the sharpest, and strongest nail puller on the market. This nail puller stays sharp, and because it is so sharp you have very little damage to the wood when pulling out a nail. It fits veryeasily into your nail pouch. Aside from it being a nail puller you can also change your saw blade with this tool, and even open a bottle. This nail puller is so good we bought one for everyone on our crew. Try it you will be very pleasantly surprised.
May 29, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luckyb Great tool for the desperate!
I was at a lost for how to pull up underlayment on top of subfloor. Ceramic tile needed to go on backboard and I had one day to get the floor up. I was at a lost. I read a review online and went to the store to buy. I was impressed with this tool. It was a life saver! It still required LOTS of elbow grease, but this tool is the most simple design yet, best tool for the job. I WOULD NOT have completed the job in one day without this little guy.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vssss Great multi-tool
I used this for months as a framer/remodeler/demolitionist and this tool is an amazing multi purpose tool. the length provides excellent leverage to pull out even 16 gauge hand drives, yet its not too heavy. the added wrench attachment is perfect for changing out saw blades too. sad to see that they don't regularly stock them anymore
September 7, 2013