Dewalt has recently come out with 2 new Multi-Functional Utility Bars that look to be great for demolition work.
These new Multi-Functional Utility Bars, or MFU’s for short, are available in 2 sizes: 30″ (DWHT55292) and 40″ (DWHT55293). The MFU bars are said to be ideal for ripping, striking, prying, and scraping applications for renovators, deck builders, and contractors alike.
Features include a hardened striking surface, 7/8″ tri-lobe bar stock construction for durability, a gooseneck head that’s shaped for grabbing boards and other materials, and an extra-wide pry bar with nail puller groove on the opposite end.
Dewalt says that the MFU Bar can be used for prying applications, as well as non-demo tasks such as adjusting boards in a floor or wall. Both ends are designed for high leverage.
Prices: $30 for 40″, $25 for 30″
If you ask me, I’d rather have a Stanley Fubar III, the most bad-ass demo tool I’ve ever seen. But it costs more, and I’m guessing that the Dewalt MFU Bar is a bit lighter.
I don’t do demo work. If you do, what do you think of this new multi-functional crowbar? Err, I mean utility bar. Maybe this is better described as a goosebar, due to the angled head?
Did you notice the reinforcement at the nail puller and wide prying end of the bar? And how the goose-neck end appears to be perpendicular to the direction of the the other end? I’m guessing that you can exert a lot of force with this bar perhaps much more so than traditional crowbars which have both ends bent in the same direction. It looks like you can push more on this handle, while others aren’t comfortably used except in a pulling configuration.
Or am I reading things wrong? Like I said, I don’t do demo work.