Earlier this month, Ryan, the manager of a small hardware store wrote in, asking about “Swede” bars.
What brands of nail bars, wrecking bars are referred to as sweede bars? I am trying to find some for my store.
I couldn’t find anything that looked to fit the bill, so I asked if there were any additional clues, or if the spelling was right.
Thanks for looking. The spelling is probably incorrect. People in our area call them that after the country. I am fairly certain they are european made.
After that, I started searching for Swedish nail pullers (Google search), and a Bahco model caught my eye. I have a Bahco hack saw that was made in Sweden, and so it’s not surprising for Bahco to offer a Swedish-made nail puller.
Looking specifically for Bacho nail pullers (search), an interesting compound leverage model pops up:
Ryan looked into things a little more, and has found what he thinks his customers have been asking for – the Tove wrecking bar.
I had been looking for a nail puller when I should have been looking for a wrecking bar. Oops!
I think that Ryan’s right, and that if there’s one tool that’s ever called a Swede bar, it’s probably going to be a Tove wrecking bar. Tove wrecking bars are hand-forged in Sweden.
If you have a better idea about what a Swede bar could be, please let us know!