April 7, 2009

Dead On Annihilator Wrecking Bar - Review

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"9 out of 10 gutless thieves prefer stealing the Annihilator over other leading wrecking bars"

So how cool is this tool? Well it's so cool that it only spent three days on the job site before some spineless, worthless, piece of doggie doo-doo stole it. Because it was sitting right next to two traditional crowbars, the theft is actually a testament to the Annihilator's curb appeal. Why grab a simple wrecking bar when you can get something that looks like it kills ghosts?

dead_on_annihilator_head.jpgThe good news is that in those three days, we gave the tool a workout and were really starting to grow fond of it. As you can see from the photo, the Annihilator has a lot going on. There's the hammer end, the nail puller, a wrench, a chisel, an axe, a stud straightener, and the always important bottle opener. It's really a one-stop destruction machine and in the fast-paced world of demo, it was nice not to have to keep switching off tools. The only way we could see improving on the Annihilator is if it was equipped with a LoJack or better yet, some kind of remote detonation device.

dead_on_annihilator_beer.jpgThe Annihilator comes in two sizes; 18" and 14". The 18" is obviously the larger of the two and offers more leverage and swinging force. We unfortunately couldn't photograph this size because the one that we had is now residing in the hands of a slimy, dishonest, lazy scrap of human debris. We could photograph the 14" though and while it is definitely smaller, it can still do some serious damage. They both fit the hand nicely and unless you're a full time carpenter or a serious DIYer, the 14" will probably do you fine. It's worth noting that the jaw of the 14" model is wide enough to grab a 2x4.

As for price, the Annihilator isn't cheap, but it isn't all that expensive either (this is assuming that you're buying it and not stealing it). The 18" retails for around $40-$50 and the 14" is a bit less expensive than that. It might sound like a lot, but when compared to the $75 Fubar it's really not that bad for a high quality demo tool.

The bottom line is that if we were pilfering losers who still lived with mom, we'd probably lift this tool too. And if the asshead who now possesses the Annihilator is reading this, we honestly hope that you do something stupid and break your nose with it.

18" Annihilator at Amazon.com and Dead On
14" Annihilator at Dead On

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at April 7, 2009 5:18 AM

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Recent Comments

over 6 years of hard use, I havent even seen a stress fracture, unfortunately sounds like it was a dud, hope you got a new one from a different "lot", this thing is awesome, I would be lost without it.


Posted by: Jinxy37 at August 5, 2014 4:03 PM

Has anyone else broken the annihilator within the first hour of using it? It worked great and my husband loved it until it broke. We were able to take it back to Menards for another one. It looked like there was a weld under the grip that was the weak spot. Just wondered if we need to find another tool since we are several miles from Menards.


Posted by: a logan at October 15, 2013 11:55 PM

What would be awesome to see would be a blend of the fubar and the annihilator. If the hooked end of the annihilator were a little bit longer for forced entry, that would be awesome.


Posted by: Eric at March 7, 2012 7:45 AM
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