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What use for mini pry bars ?

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by sbillard, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. sbillard

    sbillard Loaded Pockets

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    Hi,

    I am a totally noob to EDC. I see lot of people talking about min pry bars, but I wonder what is the use of such tools in real life ? If I ask, it is because I neved used a full size one in my whole life (except in Half Life to kill aliens, combines, and destroy various stuff), so I am curious about mini ones :)
     
  2. parnass

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  3. MagicDot

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    ..I used mine once to break into my own truck when I locked the keys in it..
     
  4. El Verbo

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    I used it once to coerce a confession out of a suspected last-beer-in-the-fridge- drinker!
     
  5. John Frederick

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    Ya shoulda used a crowbar :evilgrin:
     
  6. sbillard

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    Thanks for these answers :) Yes, I should have looked at previous topics first ;)
     
  7. metalfof

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    Paint tins at work,packaging,opening boxes and more stuff that I have forgotten due to alcohol consumption over the weekend.
     
  8. Stelth

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    I think a craftsman screwdriver is a cheaper and more useful alternative. If you lose it; big deal. If you mess it up they have the lifetime warranty. It's not a piece of art but I don't want a piece of art on my key ring anyway.
     
  9. fishwolf

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    You don't have to get a piece of art. The ones from County Comm are good, and I use my Gerber Artifact all the time.
     
  10. spydercofanatic

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    :iagree: My Artifact has had the CRAP used out of it
     
  11. NeonLights

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    Maybe, but it isn't nearly as handy or compact to carry in a pocket, on a keychain, or in a small PSK. The CountyComm versions have served me well for the last year or so.
     
  12. DpM

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    I've found that they easily break open those tough pistachio shells. You know, the ones that only have a microscopic opening! ;D
     
  13. parnass

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    I used the Gerber Artifact to scrape and pry ice from the inside of rain gutters while I was standing atop a ladder. It is also handy for scraping the mud from the soles of boots.
     
  14. Agent Iron

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    That is brilliant! I have been eating lots of pistachio's lately and will no longer use a pocket knife on the troublesome ones...thanks!
    AI
     
  15. moonshinematt

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    I open Paint cans and tighten the fridge door handle..
     
  16. InspektorGadget

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    I've used the artifact at work to remove screws from walls and to pry a board that was painted on the wall also. It also excels at opening an ice cold corona or bud.
     
  17. fishwolf

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    :iagree: :cheers:
     
  18. willofgod

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    The short answer is, everything that you could use your knife for but feel bad about abusing the blade.
     
  19. Crocodilo

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    Another possible answer: anytime you need something thiner or stronger than a finger.
     
  20. Irwin J. Finster

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    My wife has on on her keyring and uses it for anything that would break off one of her fingernails :)