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Utility of prying, what do you use your prybar for?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by projectdp, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. DCBman

    DCBman Loaded Pockets

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    Not to be a stick in the mud, but I am also one who has historically doubted the utility of a pry tool, especially the exotic ones. Out of pure "EDC Addiction", I finally gave in and bought a cheap one, a Nite Ize Doohickey, and put it on my key ring. I've used it a few times, when I remembered I even had it, but usually it just hangs there. It does open boxes (sort of) when I don't have a my knife (which is never), but I would say the most I've used it for is opening the occasional beer. As another member noted, it's not heavy so it's basically a zero penalty to carry really. Someday it may come in handy and save my bacon, and I guess that's good enough for me, but I don't anticipate going out and dropping a Benjamin on a pry bar anytime soon.

    Don't get me wrong, they do look cool, and some of them are works of art, so there's that I guess.

    Sorry if I offended anyone, just being honest. I've always been a very strong proponent of using the right tool for the job, and I would almost always opt for a larger more functional bar before I would use a keychain type tool. My tools work brutally hard (as I expect them to), and I believe in buying good quality tools for this reason.
     
  2. parnass

    parnass Loaded Pockets

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    "Different strokes for different folks."