The ingenious Deck Demon™ commercial-grade pry bar is an invaluable tool that makes short work of deck demolition.
This multifaceted hand tool saves time and money for DIY weekend warriors and contractors alike.
Manufactured and distributed by Angel-Guard Products, Inc., which is based in Worcester, Mass., the patented, 44-inch Deck Demon makes what used to be the tedious, back-breaking job of getting rid of an old deck almost seem like fun.
“You get started [with the Deck Demon] and it’s hard to stop,” said DIY Network’s Cool Tools host, Chris Grundy. “The curved, double pry bar gives you twice the power, without damaging the boards or pulling any muscles. It’s designed for maximum leverage.”
Designed to quickly remove any type of decking materials, as well as any fasteners left behind, the Deck Demon is by far the most efficient and effective tool to remove decking materials we’ve ever come across. It works equally well on standard and composite decking.
The Deck Demon’s high-grade commercial steel composition separates it from the competition, which consists of short, old-fashioned crowbars and fiberglass-handle wannabes that break after limited use.
Peter Ciaraldi, president of Professional Building Services, one of the largest composite decking installers in the country, sings the praises of the Deck Demon. “Before the Deck Demon, we used a competitive model. The fiberglass handles snapped all the time. It’s like night and day. The Deck Demon is a serious commercial tool.”
Providing maximum leverage, the Deck Demon’s 44-inch, solid-steel handle saves your back, hands and fingers from the aches and pains of removing decking and other boards. It also eliminates the need to get down on your hands and knees to use small pry tools.
Powder coated for maximum corrosion resistance, the tool’s double head straddles the joist, while the curved rocker sits on top of the joist. Pulling back on the handle easily pries the deck board off the joist.
Named by Popular Mechanics magazine as one of the top 15 new products at the 2009 National Hardware Show, the Deck Demon’s patented rocker design lifts deck boards with little damage and without damaging the joists underneath. This allows you to resurface the deck with as little repair to the structure as possible. Once the board is out of the way, you can use one of the two claw heads to pry up remaining nails and screws.
“The Deck Demon will make your life easier. It’s a little bit of ingenuity that brings a whole lot of destruction!” said DIY’s Grundy.
In this case, destruction is good. Very good.
“It’s all about tearing it up!” Grundy said.
So put on those headphones, grab a Deck Demon, and rip it up!
To get more information or find a retailer near you, visit Angel-Guard Products, Inc. at thedeckdemon.com