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

  • Always wear [link slug="eye-protection"/].
  • Consider [link slug="impact-protecting-gloves"/].

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Description

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.
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