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Mini pry bars

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

  1. xbanker
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    If you buy one, agree that curved is the way to go. It can do most everything a straight bar can do, and some things straight bar can't do as well.

    Alternatively, you can probably pick up one of these (5" long) or similar (<$5 in the U.S.), cut to desired length, round the corners off with grinder or file, and drill a lanyard hole. Ergo, homemade mini-prybar for ~29 kr. :) I've done a few. Works great.

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  2. Cornholio2188

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    Man, I really want to buy more-but I spent wayyyy too much in the last month. Could have bought one actually, but decided that I finally support the forum store-since I realized how much I love the forum and how much love this place gets!
    Got me an extra blue Fenix E01, blue otterbox, and exotac nano for the lady, and tec clips (WHYY?!) for me... :)

    Money is tight right now-just quit my job. I will definitely have that as my next purchase, as well as a Spydie! Was going to buy a tenacious but I'm waiting to see about that forum knife ;D. That's why I need a new job STAT!!
     
  3. nw1911guy

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    I am waffling on adding a bar to my bag. I didn't know Dasco made a 5-1/2" as the smallest I'd seen locally was 7-1/2". Bot of which seem too small to be terribly useful. As far as staples, I always found a SAK or Leatherman screwdriver to work great on them.
     
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    I have a 3" widgey in my Skinth but wish it was a 4". It is too short as is and 4" will fit nicely. Just sayin'
     
  5. Idaho Gunslinger

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    That would require a me to have a Skinth, wouldn't it now?
     
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    thought you had expressed want for that before. Just trying to save you the hassle of having to re-buy a correct size pry bar:D Which is what I need to do:(
     
  7. Cornholio2188

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    Buy one of those too! :D
     
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    How to get ahold of STR? I found the blog, but no way of contacting
     
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    Good to know! I might pocket it if I find it useful enough, meaning 3 in. :confused:
     
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    I carry a vaughan mini bar cut down ( I get bored and have a dremel ) And use it often clean out screw slots pry open painted shut access doors lookig for valves, scraping gaskets , prying of t&s faucet handles saves me walking to my tool cart often
     
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    Speaking of saving some steps...this hasn't been revived in a while, but I thought maybe you could appreciate some of it:)
    A day in the life of my VIC
     
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    Hey SAKp thanks for the reminder. Not sure where to post this, but I got to use my STR mini-prybar at work the other day. Had a BB with a bad bottom latch, I guess it got hit by a forklift :unsure: and was bent inwards. The locking mechanism won't function in that case.

    Pried it outwards enough so the latch would work, and then pried the bit of crunched up metal out so it would stop catching. Works good enough and saves 200# off the trip to northern CA to be repaired. Usually these BBs are red tagged and shipped out. Not any more! :D

    Oh, and the STR mini-pry fits just fine next to my Swisstool Spirit X in my Skinth.
     
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    ok... I am confused. There are some that says Ti is more hard wearing and others say steel is harder. So, my question is, which is a better material for a mini prybar??
     
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    Well sir, I'm no expert on the subject but (considering this is a mini-prybar) the consensus seems to be that your fingers would "break" before either the steel or titanium. In other words, you couldn't get enough leverage with it to stress the metal without first noticing pain in your fingers.
     
  16. Kalidor

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    ok.. I suppose that is a fair assumption.
     
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    I fell off my bike today (never drive a track style fixie bike in snow and ice) and broke my right wrist and thumb. so had to cheer up a little, so just ordered a CC 4" Pocket Widgy and a 3" Micro Widgy one for my Rush12 edc and one for my edc organizer which goes into my 5.11 PUSH when i dont carry my 5.11 Rush 12.
    Also decided to order the CC Tweezers, think they will come in handy. I ordered from a UK based company to bypass the import taxes from USA
     
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    Ouch! You sure you ordered enough!? I think I'd have had to order a lot more. Maybe a longer one to reach into your cast for scratching? :D

    Heal quick!
     
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    :censored:! I have been trying to piggy back on a CC order!

    Hope you heal quick!
     
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    Can you order from endtimesreport.com?