Smetco Inc

Bandsaw Dismantlers

One or Two-Man Pallet Dismantler
Lead Board Dismantler

A high quality Band Saw Pallet Dismantler is the cornerstone of your pallet recycling business. SMETCO manufacturers these premium quality Band Saw Pallet Dismantlers to handle your most punishing pallet recycling requirements.

Durability and Ease of Use are hallmarks of SMETCO equipment. Each SMETCO Bandsaw Dismantler comes with a full 1 year warranty1, features our patented 'Curve Fence' for unparalleled ease of use, and consistently cuts through recycled lumber with fasteners such as:

  • Nails
  • Banding
  • Wire
  • Bolts
  • Screws

Ease of Use

SMETCO's patented 'Curved Fence' cleverly utilizes the directional blade travel to effortlessly pivot the pallet through the cut. The result: a pallet recycling operator can rock the pallet back and forth through the entire cut with little effort. 

When you consider the Total Cost of Ownership of your machinery, reduced operator fatigue has two major cost benefits:

  • Maximizes production
  • Maximizes job safety

To watch a video of the Bandsaw Dismantler in action, click here to go directly to the video download section of this web page.

Heavyweight Construction

SMETCO Bandsaw Pallet Dismantlers are designed for years of trouble-free operation.

  • Over 2400 lbs. of steel used in the construction of these machines assures longest possible life in the most demanding applications
  • Thick wall tubular construction
  • Steel blade drive wheels provide extremely long life on this high wear component.  Other Dismantler brands use low-cost automotive wheels/tires to drive their blades: some other brands use nylon, phenolic, or plastic drive wheels.  SMETCO maximizes reliability and longevity of service by using the highest quality steel blade drive wheels.
  • Spherical roller drive bearings fully encased in their own oil reservoir ensure these high stress bearings will stand up to years of demanding use.  This SMETCO custom bearing design requires no greasing yet far outlasts any off-the-shelf bearing we've ever seen.
  • 100 PSI air bag blade tensioner with integrated regulator and gauge assures constant, stable blade tension
  • Baldor motors assure long term reliability


Over ten inches of adjustable blade cutting height provides maximum versatility.  Example applications include cutting:

  • Pallets
  • Boxes
  • Crates
  • Skids
  • Spools

The 64" x 72" floating table top assures you can cut even the widest skids.

Cutting height adjustment is a snap with convenient table height cranks located on both ends of the table.

The Board King? Resaw Attachment permits your dismantler to add more profitability to your pallet recycling operation by optionally serving as a heavy duty resaw machine.


SMETCO Band Saw Pallet Dismantlers will grow with your business.  Each Band Saw Dismantler can be quickly reconfigured for One Man or Two Man pallet recycling.  You can attach the optional Board King? Resaw Attachment at any time to resaw your lumber.

In the One Man position, the table top is positioned to allow maximum operator comfort and ease of use with an ergonomic design that ensures a single operator can easily pivot the pallet by pulling through the entire cut.

In the Two Man position, the table top is repositioned to maximize pallet recycling volume.  Ergonomic design ensures comfortable pushing and pulling for both operators.  The Back Flip Arch allows the pallet to be returned to the first operator for further cuts on the back side of the pallet.


  • 64" x 72" floating table-top
  • Blade cutting height adjustable with table height cranks at both ends of table.
  • Table can be quickly repositioned for One Man (pull-through) or Two Man (push-through) operation
  • Patented curve fence promotes twist-through


  • Unique "Twist" cutting design for maximum safety
  • Heavy duty tube steel construction
  • Pneumatic blade tensioner with gauge
  • Removable arch
  • Standard blade speed is 3,600 rpm, other speeds available on request
  • 22' 6" x 1 1/4" blade
  • Baldor motor, starter, enclosure, and control box included

Power Source

  • Electric motor options:
    15 HP TEFC 3 phase 220V motor
    15 HP TEFC 3 phase 440V motor
    10 HP single phase 220V motor
  • 25 HP Gasoline power option



  • Hydraulic blade tensioner
  • Electric table-top adjustment
  • Custom options


Related Products

SMETCO manufactures a full line of pallet recycling products.  Following is a partial list of related products:


See the SMETCO Products page for a comprehensive list of all products.  


Bandsaw Dismantler in Two Man Position

Bandsaw Pallet Dismantler.


Band Saw Patented Curved Fence

SMETCO Patented 'Curved Fence' is Key to Ease of Use.  Pallets Pivot Back and Forth on Fence During Cut.


Two Man Band Saw Mid-Cut

Bandsaw Dismantler in Two Man Position. Cut Starts with Pallet Corner against Curved Fence. Blade Travel Pushes Pallet Against Curved Fence. Operators Effortlessly Pivot Pallet Back and Forth Through Cut.


Two Man Band Saw Back Flip Arch Usage

Second Operator Returns Pallet for Additional Cuts on Reverse Side by Rotating Pallet Over 'Back Flip Arch'.


Band Saw Steel Drive Wheel

Steel Blade Drive Wheels for Low Maintenance and Long Life


Bandsaw Air Tensioner

Air Bag Blade Tensioner with Integrated Regulator and Gauge Ensures Trouble-Free Blade Tension


Bandsaw Height Adjustment Cranks

Handles at Both Ends of Table to Set Blade Cutting Height


Bandsaw Forklift Pockets

Forklift Pockets for Transport of Band Saw


Detail View of Band Saw Dismnatler

Detail View of Band Saw Dismantler

The Nomad - King of the Portable Gas Band Saw Dismantlers

  • Gasoline Powered Portable Band Saw Dismantler

  • Tow and Go


Nomad Portable Gas Band Saw Dismantler - Front View
Nomad Portable Gas Band Saw Dismantler - Back View

Nomad Portable Gas Band Saw Pallet Dismantler.

As seen in Lumbermen's Equipment Digest:

Bandsaw Dismantler Advertisement


Triple Play

Make a Triple Play Today

Save money and dramatically increase your pallet recycling productivity when you purchase our 'Triple Play' combination of the following three machines:

Click here to download our Triple Play brochure

  Further Information

  Pricing and Availability

Click to download (pdf format):
Band Saw Dismantler brochure1 (306 KB)
Resaw Attachment brochure1 (193 KB)
Pallet Wood Recovery System brochure1 (184 KB)
Triple Play brochure1 (151 KB)

Click to download (Windows Media Player format):

Band Saw Dismantler Windows Streaming Video2 for broadband (256 KBits/Sec).
Overview of Pallet Repair Products Windows Streaming Video2 for broadband (256 KBits/Sec).  This video is VERY large: you will need a fast Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem to view the video.
Contact us for discount pricing and product availability information to match your requirements.

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1See SMETCO Band Saw User's Manual for complete and binding text of warranty. Warranty excludes normal wear items and damage outside the control of manufacturer.  Items NOT covered by manufacturer's warranty include:bladeswear blockstiresspare partsdamage that occurs during shipping or transportationdamage due to acts of goddamage due to faulty electrical supply, faulty air supply, contaminated gasoline, or contaminated oil.  Faulty part must be returned to SMETCO within 30 days of failure for credit towards warranty replacement part.  Failure to return faulty part within 30 days of failure voids warranty.  Warranty does NOT include shipping costs.  Failure to perform regularly scheduled maintenance voids warranty.  Service performed by unauthorized personnel will void warranty.



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