January 13, 2011

Duck Prybar

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Yes! Exactly what the world needs more of: inventive pry bars for decking! We tend to stay away from this category of tools because we don't really know what to say other than, "Um...yeah...it looks like it can pry up a board." But since we like ducks, we thought we'd give a holler about the Duck Prybar.

One end of the Duck Prybar is hooked like a crowbar and the other has one of those forked ends which allows you to leverage off of a joist and easily pop up a deck board. The forked end is hinged, so unlike other pry bars, you can set the angle depending on where you're standing in relation to the boards you're pulling up. You can even get it so you're standing on the deck as you pull up boards, which is nice. Other than that, um.. it sure looks like it can pry up a board.

What do you guys think about all of these specialty demo bars (Gutster, Duckbill Deck Wrecker, Duck Prybar)? We've done a whole lot of ripping stuff up in our days and so far have never been dissatisfied with a simple crowbar, a hammer, and a wonder bar (all of which fit in a normal tool bag). Maybe if you're on a demo crew something like this could come in handy, but otherwise, we don't see any reason to stray from the old classics that have done us so well in the past. Not to mention, this thing will set you back $125, which seems like a lot.

At DuckPrybar.com

Image snagged from deckmagazine.com, who, by the way, saw the Duck Prybar in action and were really impressed with it.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 13, 2011 6:19 AM

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Recent Comments

I think that if you are to spend about 150 dollars.You should put a value to your time and if you can rip a deck in 1/4 of the time with 1 person less helping you then you can make a wise decision.


Posted by: steve hoolahan at January 22, 2011 4:22 PM

I'm with you. Wonder bar and a hammer. Estwing makes a slightly convex one (HB-15) that nestles in my cart nicely. Since I don't do much heavy demo, I usually grab my Red Devil 4050 glazer's bar or a Shark trim puller.


Posted by: Chris at January 17, 2011 10:39 AM

Having a good angle on the tool/handle makes a tiresome task easier and faster because you maximize leverage. Personally, for demolition tasks I like the Artillery Pry Bar System, because I can assemble a bar, fulcrum and blade that fits the exact task, material and fastener. See: http://www.artillerytools.com/


Posted by: Ed Skinner at January 14, 2011 9:01 PM

only thing I can think of is that this might be good for reclaiming boards. Anything that I tear out usually is beyond repair and has zero value.


Posted by: Kevin at January 14, 2011 8:11 PM

I'll have to turn my bro on to these. We are about to do some major reno. at his newly acquired farm house.


Posted by: Moose at January 13, 2011 10:07 AM
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