Estwing’s I-beam pry bar (PB-18) is a light – but not light duty – 18-inch model designed for general construction and demolition tasks. Its lightweight I-beam construction means exceptional rigidity and strength, as well as reduced arm fatigue.
At one end you have a angled claw for greater leverage, and at the other end is a wide and flat straight prying claw and nail slot.
I recently came across this pry bar at the local Home Depot, and at first inspection I was aghast that Estwing would come out with an aluminum pry bar. But it’s made from steel, not aluminum.
Estwing engineers were able to shave off a lot of weight, compared to standard 18-inch pry bar designs, by giving the handle an I-beam profile.
Surprisingly, the pry bar is priced at only $20.
While I wouldn’t consider this pry bar to be a replacement for a cat’s paw nail puller, it seems well suited for large nail removal and general demo prying tasks.
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to bad they dont have a longer one… have bent (and then unbent) bars numerous times using them to remove roots and concrete when I cant get a full size digging bar in the are
The kids had a day off school yesterday, so I got to do a little tool shopping while they went clothes shopping with their mother. I found myself in the crowbar department and noticed the Estwing bars. It seems the blue ones are US made, and at least some of the chrome ones are made in Tiawan or Japan. All seemed sturdy, and I almost grabbed a blue one, as it seems strong and light, but I already have all the bars I need since HJE had a big sale on Grayvick bars and hammers.
I picked one of these up not to long ago. Seems like a good pry bar so far..
It’s my favorite pry tool ever. I love them.
“Estwing engineers were able to shave off a lot of weight”
Those engineers are long-retired, the PB18 and the companion gad bar have been around a long time: