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.
(Made in USA)