Many descriptive names apply to prying tools. Familiar names include tool bar, pry bar, wrecking bar, cat’s paw, crowbar, jimmy, riggers, nose and heel bar. A common pry bar contains a chisel tip at one end and curved claw for pulling nails at the other; but styles vary according to job application.
These important tools provide leverage, making them essential in industrial, commercial and residential applications. When going to a prying tools website consider the following:
1. Buy prying tools with a straight toe, the same size as stock (diameter), or a flare toe, with width twice the stock size.
2. Choose light or heavy-duty use pry tools based on diameter, length and weight.
3. Select models using both ends, one for lifting the other for removing nails, scrapping or demolition or one end only with a handle.
Find industrial prying tools for moving or lifting heavy materialIndustrial prying tools vary according to application. Nose or pry bars move machinery, lift and pry. Some contain wheels for better lifting and moving.
Buy from a prying tools distributor with larger inventoryFind a distributor of prying tools with long or short lengths for pulling nails, lifting, prying and scraping, among other job functions.
Work with a prying tools manufacturer for custom or in-stock productsThese companies carry ready-made prying tools and make any special design you require.
Purchase prying tools from a nice online selectionThese companies offer a prying tool for most any function. Get combos like pry bar/scraper sets, pry/wrecking bar and individual selections with short to long lengths.
- For best composition, especially for heavy jobs, buy prying tools made of forged high-carbon steel. These single piece pry tools give added strength over those with welded parts.
- Titanium prying tools cost more but provide special features like spark-resistance and light weight as well as being non-magnetic.