Every Day Carry

3-Inch Widgy Pry Bar

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Keychain pry bar

I carry this 3″ pry bar ($2) with me everywhere. It is dead simple, strong, and tremendously useful. I use it for everything from small prying jobs to opening the tape on boxes and getting that little bit of extra leverage you need sometimes.

At 3″ long it rides unnoticed on my keys until I need it, and it is always at the ready. It’s surprising how much utility one can find in such a simple piece of metal.

-- Jim McLaughlin 07/23/19

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2011 — editors)