Crow Bars

Use to...

  • Stop assemblies moving.
  • Lever a shaft out of a tube.

Buying Tips

  • Cheap ones will bend or fracture.
  • Consider a set with various lengths and thicknesses.

Safety Tips


The simplest of the Six Simple Machines these are very versatile and essential if the seized shaft is in a threaded bore in a free moving assembly... as soon as the shaft starts to move tension between the attached surfaces will be released and it will start to turn. You can use a Crow Bar as a Wedge or a Lever against a nearby fulcrum to prevent this movement. You can also use a Crow Bar when a shaft is rusted into a tube and you need to crack the corrosion and lever it out.