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Old 02-14-2013, 09:34 PM
Corwin Corwin is offline
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Quote from Medic311 View Post :
not only is it made in the USA, but these are the most solidly built pry bars i have ever used.

plus in the 3-pack it comes with an extra extra long one which is VERY helpful when trying to pry in a confined area that you can't reach down into (such as an engine bay or trying to remove hardwood flooring between a wall and a large section of installed furniture)


you and i seem to always run into each other on the Craftsman slick deal threads haha. i guess we're both on the hunt to stock up our tool chests. speaking of...my new tool chest i ordered during Craftsman Club Week should be arriving at the store tomorrow...
Between you and soundmaster31, I think I'm convinced I need these now. Yeah, we do keep running into each other on these threads. I've been trying to fill in holes in my collection of tools....my problem is that whenever I get a tool, I find two more I think I need. Congrats on the tool chest, sounds like you're going to have a nice home for all these tool deals we've been finding. nod

Quote from soundmaster31 View Post :
I'll vouch for the pry bars as well. I use them to lift heavy aluminum molds for polypropylene foam containers at work and these hold up quite well in every manner. The steel is good quality and well heat treated. The finish doesn't flake off like painted Harbor Freight models(we have a few different ones - some are painted, some have phosphate finish - also have Tekton/Michigan Industrial Tools pry bars --->>>CRAP CRAP CRAP). The handles have superior durability. Some people have used them as a chisel in a pinch or struck the end of the handle with a hammer and they've survived that fairly well. The Harbor freight ones? The handle just shatters or the metal shaft gets driven deeper into the handle. Not their intended purpose, we know. They flex very little when lifting heavier loads(as long as you're using the thickest shaft diameter possible).

We've even accidentally done a torture test on a Craftsman pry bar that got left inside a mold and ran a few hundred cycles in the molding press that uses steam running around 300F by the time it hits the mold. Came out a little rusty(use steam to heat and mold the foam bead / water to cool them down) and the plastic handle was discolored to say the least but it was still functional. Was it 100% functional? I wouldn't use it for the heaviest loads anymore. That many heat cycles can really start affecting the metal's quality.
Wow, that's one hell of a testament to them right there. I occasionally beat the crap out of some of my tools when a situation arises that demands it. I like tools that can take some punishment and these certainly sound like they can.

Last edited by Corwin; 02-14-2013 at 09:37 PM..