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I caught this 3-pc. Locking Flex Pry Bar Set in the new Craftsman catalog — it looks like the classic pry-bar design, but Craftsman put a spin on it:  a pivoting head.

Just push the red button and adjust the head to the desired angle, and the pry bar locks in position. This is the part that makes me nervous:  I routinely step, hammer, and stick cheater bars on this type of tool, and I just don’t know if a pivoting head can hold up.

It looks like the Flex Pry Bar Set is available only in the catalogI think I’ll need to hold these in my hands before I dump $100 on ’em.

3-Pc. Locking Flex Prybar Set [Sears]
Street Pricing [Google]


5 Responses to Craftsman Flex Pry Bar Set

  1. ToolGuyd says:

    Individual sizes can be found at Sears retail stores. You may want to buy one size to evaluate and determine if a set or other sizes are worth picking up.

    FYI, Gearwrench also offers similar pivoting pry bars. I have a relatively large one in my possession and can confirm that the pivot can definitely handle much abuse.

  2. Gene says:

    Having recently broken a flatbar (though trying to pull a nail, not by hammering), I’d be suspicious of the durability, too. But ToolGuyd says the Gearbox version is durable enough, so maybe so.

  3. David Bryan says:

    I first saw those on the old Innovative Tools website. I think Klenk owns them now, and their whole line is on the Klenk website, I believe.

  4. Dennisb says:

    The first company that had these was KD (GearWrench). It’s the most common indexable pry bar sold at DenLors, the KD 82216 is $35. Gearwrench has a great reputation for gear wrenches, now they are starting to increase their product line and are coming up with some really cool ideas.

  5. Joe says:

    Titan also has these pry bars. I’ll bet the Sears ones are made by Danaher.

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