Remove plywood under tile, screws

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Old 08-10-19, 07:24 AM
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Remove plywood under tile, screws

I have a tiled kitchen floor that I want to remove for renovations.
below that is 3/4" plywood, below that, 3/4" pine floor, below that 1" subfloor planks.
I have cut the tile in rows with a diamond blade, and cut the plywood in between but because it is screwed down it is very hard to remove with a crowbar.
I need to keep the pine floor below to re -use, which makes this harder as I came damage it much (it will be planed one after so a little surface damage is ok).
Any advice on how to remove the plywood more easily?
 
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Old 08-10-19, 07:28 AM
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I would be chipping the tile off the plywood then cut the plywood up into smaller pieces with a skilsaw. Small chunks are easier to pry up.
 
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Old 08-10-19, 07:51 AM
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Has grout on it, seems to dull the blade a bit...
 
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Old 08-10-19, 07:56 AM
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That's why they make carbide blades that are $5 - $7. A rotary hammer and sds chisel should take most of the thinset off.
 
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