Stanley Fubar forcible entry tool

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by kiabe1, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Hi all I realize its more of a tool than a weapon but what are your thoughts on one of these as a tool for bugging out? Also if any of you have one how does it compare to the fubar fatmax you can get for half the price?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    You could have added a picture so we know what you are talking about. is it this?
     

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  3. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    I was thinking the 18 inch but yes
     
  4. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a axe and a breaker bar in my BOB. You will need to get through doors and gates that are locked but not necessarily occupied or even owned anymore. Also, these tools make entry "neater" without breaking more of the door than necessary or using ammo to blow hinges and lock. Being able to re secure the door after entering may make it a functional shelter when not torn apart. Definitely a useful purchase if you're on the move and having to make use of resources on the way.
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    What does it do and how do you use this tool?
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    It is a combination pipe wrench and wrecking bar that does neither job very well for $145. Anything it does one could do with a giant pair of channel locks and a wrecking bar. I just bought a 6' long 16lb wrecking bar for $35. You can find a pair of giant channel locks in the bargain tool bin at tractor supply for $20 or less.
     
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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i'm thinking he's more interested in something a bit more compact and portable for his BOB that a 6 foot wrecking bar. granted the 6 foot wrecking bar is more useful and better suited, but sometime in the interests of weight savings and practical need this may be a better option. not the proper tool for day in, and day out use for a wrcking bar, where the 6 foot version is the better choice, but for occasional use, this seems the better choice.
     
  8. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    thats actually exactly what I was thinking.
     
  9. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    I'm looking at the 18 in model so about $80 and i was thinking of attaching it to my bag the way i've seen some military guys do with halligan bars. Just out of curiosity have you gotten the chance to try one and do you think it would work in a pinch.
     
  10. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't like the damnable things. I think they are the only left handed tools made. Particularly the 18-inch.

    The claws at the end of the handle are orientated so that if you try to swing the hammer head at anything, they graze your wrist, as you snap it to add force to the drive.


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  11. therewolf

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    I have the large one. It's a fine wrecking tool. I've done great

    demo work with it. It is designed to twist 2X4s out of a framed

    wall. Also has great weight for breaking and forcing. Sort of

    like a light-weight Halligan. You can also swing it like a hammer,

    but two-handed. The @ 3 pounds of weight lands a stiff blow

    to standard walls or doors.
     
  12. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I had the 18". Took it back. I have a pr. Of Channel locks, a Pipe Wrench, a pr. Of Cutters, and a 3' breaker bar/mini Sledge hammer. I also have stuff for more "Delicate" work. As for at home, I'm slowly "Rebuilding" my bench...


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  13. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There are a few smaller items that can be useful and won't break the bank and also fit in a medium sized duffle. The items below can be had for around $20-30 each on sale. The first is an Estwing axe and the other is a DeWalt pry bar. Both were purchased at Home Depot while on sale. The back of the axe can be used to drive the pry bar into door frames or anything frozen that's supposed to open. Axe is alternative entry tool and firewood producer, saving the weight of a hammer. If you anticipate chains being a problem, I would suggest adding a short bolt cutter, but good ones can run a C-note or better.

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  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    The yellow one is a "I ain't dun nuttin'" tool. Usually found in the back pockets of innocent folk out in people's backyards doin nuttin'...
     
  15. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Which just proves a point of consumerism - Use what the professionals use! :D
     
  16. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    The flat bar is pretty handy. It will pry open windows without tearing up the window. One could easily pry off door trim. Then they could find an improvised hammer to chisel the dead bolt free. In a SHTF situation it would be light to carry.
     
  17. DrFootball

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    The Eastwing hatchet. I have a Coleman one that is just like it. I also have a very strong Coleman folding Camp Saw. Yesterday and last weekend I was trimming trees with it, since I don't have a Pole Saw or a Chain Saw( no offense meant to Poles, they have enough problems these days).


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  18. Doc3402

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    Forgive me for asking the obvious question, but what would your intended uses be?

    The bar you posted about is not a forcible entry tool. It's a demo tool. Are you planning to scavenge supplies in a SHTF scenario? Are you planning to use it to claim shelter without being obvious about it? Are you wanting it for breaking into vehicles? All three of my suggested uses could be done better and with less risk of injury by using a different tool.

    What do you want to do with it?
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How would you plan to carry all that heavy stuff? The hatchet and small flat pry bar make a lot more sense.
     
  20. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    If you're replying to me I completely agree with you. The problem is that depending on what he intends to use them for there may be even better tools available.

    If he wrote a post asking us what we thought of paracord many of us would tell him it's great stuff and handy to have around. Keep in mind he hasn't told us what he wants to use it for. What if he wanted it to lower his kids out of his 5th floor apartment window in the event of a fire. Paracord isn't so good anymore.