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jflores
02-14-2012, 10:58 AM
Well I ordered three Tove bars today, based pretty much soley on reputation.

I got the 11", 25" and 36" and I'm hoping that covers pretty much any scenario I come across in my remodeling work.

Anyone have any personal experience with these bars? I only found one guy on the forum that had ever used them, and he seemed thrilled about them. Cost me a pretty penny, but I'm sure they'll outlast me.

lauver
02-14-2012, 11:33 AM
I've never heard of Tove. Got any pic's or a link?

Are these wrecking bars or just handled pry bars?

jflores
02-14-2012, 11:48 AM
They are classified as wrecking bars, although one site I saw said "remodeling bars" was more appropriate.

Here is a pic of them.

http://www.fine-tools.com/G307300.htm


Some info:

http://www.stalpen.com/engelska/kofot_eng.html

Made by these guys, who are known for axes

http://www.gransfors.com/htm_eng/index.html

lbgradwell
02-14-2012, 11:50 AM
Anyone have any personal experience with these bars? I only found one guy on the forum that had ever used them, and he seemed thrilled about them.

Me? I have one & think it's great! (Mind you, I got a pretty sweet deal...)

Anyone tried a hand forged prybar from Sweden? (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99876)


Are these wrecking bars or just handled pry bars?

Wrecking bars, Gary.

Gränsfors Smide i Gnarp AB (http://www.stalpen.com/engelska/kofot_eng.html)

However, Lee Valley calls them "renovator's bars (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32015&cat=1,43456,43399)"

jflores
02-14-2012, 11:54 AM
Ah excuse me, it was renovator's bars. I couldn't remember :) Anyway, they look tough as nails.

lauver
02-14-2012, 12:07 PM
Ah excuse me, it was renovator's bars. I couldn't remember :) Anyway, they look tough as nails.

JF,

Are you planning to use these for home renovation work or automotive?

If home reno work, they would be very useful and probably last 2 or 3 lifetimes.

If for automotive work, not so useful and a waste of money and valuable storage space.

jflores
02-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Home renovation.

Swampbuggy
02-14-2012, 03:27 PM
I got them i three different sizes. They are the best EVER!!! Use them a lot in my work as a carpenter.

jflores
02-19-2012, 09:23 PM
I used these things to rip out my father's guest bathroom this weekend. Man they are sweet. They are well balanced, light, and they can really do some damage. We were able to rip everything out lickety split. So glad I found these things.