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Mini pry bars

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by 2die4, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. 2die4

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    So as I construct the perfect EDC bag I have been wondering do I need a mini pry bars/key chain pry bars? So I am curious about the other mini pry bar owners out there. Have you used your tool or is it collecting dust in your EDC bag?
     
  2. ATF

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    I've only used mine like once or twice. Personally, I could go without it.
     
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    good thread, im wanting one myself
    They seem handy (and cheap), but at the same time, I rarely think "Man, I wish I had something to pry this up with!"
     
  4. hatchetjack

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    Mine get used as a bottle opener. They are generally too small to pry anything and tips too thick to lift a staple. If I didn't have one, it would be no big deal.
     
  5. 2die4

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    Exactly!
     
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    I have rarely used one but I have damaged the tip of a knife many times as I didn't have the right tool at the time. I think of them more as a knife tip saver, in all cases where a mini-prybar would have worked the knife worked fine for the job but unfortunately it sometimes resulted in a damaged blade.
     
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    I have one but it rarely sees action. I am a white collar guy, so my multitool handles most jobs. I still like it, but I probably would replace it if I lost it.
     
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    John you bring up a good point about it being a tip saver. Never thought of it that way.
     
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    I used to carry a Gerber Artifact on my keyring but took it off due to not using it. I have one of these in my backpack
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    But I haven't needed it for prying yet. Maybe one day...
     
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    For carry in a bag, I wouldn't bother with a mini one. A bigger one can come in handy. If you have an old car, and the trunk sticks . . . There you go.
     
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    I've looked at pry bars, in various sizes, many times, but I've never purchased one. I keep thinking that I've never needed one before, so why buy one. I'm going to keep coming back to this thread, to see how if those who EDC a pry bar, use them a lot.
     
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    I take it you wouldn't plan to carry it in the trunk. :)
     
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    I'm a blue collar, tax payin', backbone of the country kinda guy. I use mine often. But then I spend 6-10 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week, running to the truck for a tool.

    I carry a 4" County Comm WidgeyBar in my VIC's pouch and use it daily. Well I didn't use it today. I gave 3 estimates and made nice on a couple of guys call backs for them today. Didn't actually use a tool for work today. Did have to get my tweezers out for a guy to get a splinter out, but that's a different thread.

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    EDC 023 by SAKplumber, on Flickr
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    VictorinoxSpirit Plu Ratchet w/ a 4" Widgey Bar by SAKplumber, on Flickr
     
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    :) I always figured that if you ever damaged a knife tip you just found a use for a mini-pry bar.
     
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    Clever! :laugh:
     
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    I use my pocket tool all the time for scraping and prying. I Also got a small pry bar in my bag that hardly ever get's used.

    I'm no help;D
     
  17. hatchetjack

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    The ones used to open paint cans can be useful. Cut the curved end off and it fits OK on a keychain.
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    Don't you have some of these for sale on the Buy-Sell-Trade thread?
     
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    ^Good idea Hatchetjack

    I should cut the one in my bag down I'd probable use it more.
     
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