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The Battle of the Prybars: Peterson vs Technical Entry

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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:24 am

Re: The Battle of the Prybars: Peterson vs Technical Entry

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Anarchy_won wrote:Xeo, have you tried the Sparrow Flat Tension bar's? I just got a set in the mail today and was wondering how they compare to the TE's and Peterson's.


I have, they are horrible in my opinion. Way too flexible. Barely any feedback.



I am learning that now :( only the thickest one is usable IMHO. but I have only been using them for 20min.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:25 am

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Anarchy_won wrote:
xeo wrote:
Anarchy_won wrote:Xeo, have you tried the Sparrow Flat Tension bar's? I just got a set in the mail today and was wondering how they compare to the TE's and Peterson's.


I have, they are horrible in my opinion. Way too flexible. Barely any feedback.



I am learning that now :( only the thickest one is usable IMHO. but I have only been using them for 20min.


Try gluing them all together. lol
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:12 am

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:-) I was just thinking of trying that to see if it would help.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:39 am

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Ha! Xeo. A graveyard of prybars. Well we know where the stress point is... they all broke exactly the same.
xeo wrote:...So the coating on the TE bars is what is causing the rusting/fading from skin oil?
I'm not really sure. I'd be more inclined to think it's what they're comprised of rather than a coating.
I just figure that getting it all cleaned off and applying the cold blue should preserve it for a while.
I'll try and remember to give an update as to how it's holding up a few months from now.

Flywheel... appreciate the help. I can use it since I've never tried anything like this.
Rather than one bend in the middle, I've decided on two bends - one toward either
end like you've done. Instead of a 90 though, I'm shooting for around 30-35 degrees.

I'm a little leery of messin' it up though, lol...
so any other tips, do's, or don'ts you might
have for me are more than welcome!
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around Breaking a Peterson pry bar. :shock:
How does one go about doing that?
You use that much force(tension)?
Maybe wore out from so many uses?

At first I disliked my pry bar going vertical, but now seems natural.
Kind of like the visual feed back. Its like the big hand on an old clock......once it moves off 12:00 you get a sense of accomplishment.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:55 pm

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what I dont get is that both manufactures seem to miss the most glaring feature that would be easy (to me at least, maybe im wrong) to implement.

Instead of the prybar being straight, bend it so it provides an easier rest for your hand/finger to apply tension. Bosnian bill does this with his prybars, bending them himself. Peterson should try it out.
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bobtheman wrote:what I dont get is that both manufactures seem to miss the most glaring feature that would be easy (to me at least, maybe im wrong) to implement.

Instead of the prybar being straight, bend it so it provides an easier rest for your hand/finger to apply tension. Bosnian bill does this with his prybars, bending them himself. Peterson should try it out.


Bending a prybar would defeat the entire purpose of the tool.
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Post Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:49 pm

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Peterson Prybar Lite Muffinstorm Edition

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Works for me. Heat, bend, quench, enjoy
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:11 am

Re: The Battle of the Prybars: Peterson vs Technical Entry

So, I've successfully created the 35* bends at either end & sanded it up shiny again.
It's a little early to say, but I've already plowed through a pile of various padlocks
using it.. and I think I like it. Pretty certain it will be in my arsenal from now on.

That being said, my bent ones will be in a pouch right next to a pair of straight ones!
I absolutely love BOTH - each have their pros & cons. Depends on what I'm tackling.

Was going to refrain from posting any pics because I knew it would make Xeo cringe! lol
But now that MrAnybody has broken the ice with his mangled prybar, I might consider it.
Or maybe we should start a new thread. We'll call it.... :).... "The Bebatable Dend"
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:17 am

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MrAnybody wrote:Peterson Prybar Lite Muffinstorm Edition

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Works for me. Heat, bend, quench, enjoy


Dang, contacted Ken, and he says they are all sold out of the Muffinstorm edition! :)

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Post Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:11 am

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Oldfast wrote:Was going to refrain from posting any pics because I knew it would make Xeo cringe! lol
But now that MrAnybody has broken the ice with his mangled prybar, I might consider it.
Or maybe we should start a new thread. We'll call it.... :).... "The Bebatable Dend"


:shock: "Mangled", he says!! Outrageous, sir!! It's a thing of beauty :D How dare my glorious Muffinstorm edition be slighted and maligned in such a way. I even lovingly sanded it to get the blemish off from the heating.

:D :D
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:33 am

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You sick puppies stop talking about mangling the prybars as if they have no feelings! You're allowed to snap them in half not bend them into pretzels!

:prybar:
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Post Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:09 pm

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To all you sick puppies out there. Stand up, unite. Let all mortals quake and beg for mercy.

The world can be ours! YEAH!


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