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Outlander
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PostSubject: Pitbar Prybar   Sun 29 May 2016, 8:56 pm

Since we are talking about tools that should be in ones kit here is an item I have that absolutely obliterates tree roots. It also gets deep into cracks and can be used to lever rocks with ease. They are available at Bunnings at this link:-

http://www.bunnings.com.au/mumme-products-1800mm-solid-steel-pit-bar_p3360736


The Pit Bar


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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Sun 29 May 2016, 10:31 pm

Looks much more useful than a standard crowbar. I'll be getting one before my next trip out.
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Mon 30 May 2016, 12:01 am

In all of my life time i though i would never say this about a crowbar ......... MAN I LOVE THAT BAR ....... cheers cheers
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PostSubject: nice   Mon 30 May 2016, 10:29 am

Thanks outlander that is one nice bar.
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PostSubject: Pry bar   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 8:33 pm

Len (find the colour) I have one of those bars at home...if you ever need it give me a yell,
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 9:50 pm

Yeah truly rocking if you excuse the pun, I'll have to get myself one of those.
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 8:32 am

MikeB05 wrote:
Len (find the colour)  I have one of those bars at home...if you ever need it give me a yell,
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Mike

Oh wow, that is awesome Mike, could have used it on that bedrock that time.
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 7:23 pm

Hope the insert works. I found this bar and thought I should share, same concept as the blue one but this one has some solid reinforcement.



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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 7:41 pm

Now that is one nice bar, thumbs up thanks for posting mate
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PostSubject: wow    Thu 02 Jun 2016, 8:10 pm

Wow that's nice, where did you find that?
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 8:52 pm

Now there's the 'Tank' version. Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 9:02 pm

Found at Master's.

I overheard a bloke saying he lifted up the bridge at Oallen with one to check under the new pylons. goof
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Thu 02 Jun 2016, 9:38 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Fri 03 Jun 2016, 8:35 am

Colour blind wrote:
Found at Master's.

I overheard a bloke saying he lifted up the bridge at Oallen with one to check under the new pylons.  goof

Your a funny bugger lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Fri 03 Jun 2016, 8:48 pm

Here is my 100 year + old crowbar it was the drive shaft for a T model Ford  motorcar. True





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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Sat 04 Jun 2016, 6:39 am

Now that's random Jimmy. No doubt she's been a fine workhorse for you. Are you now contemplating retiring her and upgrading to either the Oallen Pier Lifter or the Blue Pitbull Root Obliterator :twisted: ??
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PostSubject: wow   Sat 04 Jun 2016, 8:18 am

Wow not that's a relic....love these old Item's.
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Sat 04 Jun 2016, 9:02 am

lol! Yep i will upgrade i just got to make my mind up as to which one. The steel in that old drive shaft is unbelievable it has never blunted or burred. I found that bar many years ago on a seldom visited gold field. thumbs up
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PostSubject: wow   Sat 04 Jun 2016, 9:34 am

James wrote:
lol! Yep i will upgrade i just got to make my mind up as to which one. The steel in that old drive shaft is unbelievable it has never blunted or burred. I found that bar many years ago on a seldom visited gold field. thumbs up

They certainly made stuff to last in those days aye. Wonder what was in that steel, maybe a lot of carbon etc. Don't know.???
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Sat 04 Jun 2016, 9:47 am

I really dont know but i had a guy who is into old cars look at it some years back and it was he who told me what it was. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 2:26 pm

The quality was all in the forging and heat treatment methods practiced in those times.Couldn't afford to spend the manufacturing time these days as it's all about the bottom line and business survival.
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 2:48 pm

Spot on mate you can tell the difference. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Mon 20 Jun 2016, 4:18 pm

Yeah Geoff totally agree
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PostSubject: Re: Pitbar Prybar   Sun 07 Aug 2016, 2:00 pm

Geoff wrote:
The quality was all in the forging and heat treatment  methods practiced in those times.Couldn't afford to spend the manufacturing time these days as it's all about the bottom line and business survival.
Geoff'.

The trouble is that today the tools we use are designed to be replaced. They are made to ONLY be good enough to get us to buy them again when they wear out. If they were made to last 50 years or more you would only buy one in a lifetime. It is better for profits to sell you 4 over 50 years than 1 over 50 years. They could sell you one that would last 50 years but the price would have to increase say about twice, but then you think a bit pricey for whatever, to much money if it doesn't work. I made a sugestion to an ex employer on how a customer could save money, he quickly said "make sure they don't find out that would reduce the work that we were getting from them". Makes sense, why loose profits.

You also make a decision every time you buy any tool that there is an alternative for, is the cheaper one as good as the more expensive and do I think that the cheaper one will work for what I will be doing, and how long will the cheaper one be likely to last. I chose a cheaper mash hammer purely on the fact that it had a steel handle, more shock transmitted to my hands but no broken handles. My choice and the shock is not as bad as I anticipated. Ken.
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