1. #1
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,239

    Default Mated Halligan and Sledgehammer

    If anyone has a picture of this set-up I need it ASAP for an elaborate scheme that messes with my son.

    Thanks!!
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  2. #2
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Default Ok.........

    I don't have anything, but look up "Marrying Straps" on the Fire Store's website............
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    469

    Default

    I googled several ways trying to find a pic, sorry.
    Am I being effective in my efforts or am I merely showing up in my fireman costume to watch a house burn down? (Joe Brown, www.justlookingbusy.wordpress.com)

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    213

    Default

    Theres a good section on it at VES Heres the link to it.

    http://www.vententersearch.com/?p=221

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    469

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by zackman1801 View Post
    Theres a good section on it at VES Heres the link to it.

    http://www.vententersearch.com/?p=221
    Cool
    Am I being effective in my efforts or am I merely showing up in my fireman costume to watch a house burn down? (Joe Brown, www.justlookingbusy.wordpress.com)

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Chenzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Rural WI
    Posts
    1,250

    Default

    Really? You came to FH, looking for a picture, just to mock me? Dude, you need some help lol.

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,239

    Default

    I have a great pic it just won't let me post it. This is one of the most unfriendly sites for posting pictures i have ever been on!
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,239

    Default

    Yep and I found a beauty without help. But they supplied me with more!! LOL!!
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    PaladinKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    2,413

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    Really? You came to FH, looking for a picture, just to mock me?
    Yeah well, us old guys do that sometimes... especially when we're daddy.

    Someday you'll understand and you'll thank him.
    HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    FIREMECH1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    HUSKER LAND
    Posts
    2,425

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp
    Yep and I found a beauty without help. But they supplied me with more!! LOL!!
    If you can, send it to my email addy, and I'll post it up for you. It might need resizing or a different format.

    FM1
    I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF
    "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

  11. #11
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Exclamation Ok..............

    I'm in the Recliner, with Popcorn, Chips, and a Cold Beverage, waiting for the Show to Start...........
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    VinnieB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    On the couch in my skivvies
    Posts
    2,316

    Default

    For less weight, just weld a 1/2" bolt perpendicular to the Sledge Head and marry with the forked end.
    IACOJ Member

  13. #13
    55 Years & Still Rolling
    hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Talking Hmmm...............

    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    For less weight, just weld a 1/2" bolt perpendicular to the Sledge Head and marry with the forked end.

    Is that a polite way of saying "Fork it"???..........
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  14. #14
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    469

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Is that a polite way of saying "Fork it"???..........
    Harve is on a roll today!!!!!!!!!!!
    Am I being effective in my efforts or am I merely showing up in my fireman costume to watch a house burn down? (Joe Brown, www.justlookingbusy.wordpress.com)

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    Chenzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Rural WI
    Posts
    1,250

    Default

    I'm assuming this is the picture you were trying to post up?

    This all started because I wanted to add a married sledge/halligan onto one of our trucks. (the one we've talked about on here, the "quad") Contrary to what Fyred will say, I never said replace the axe/halligan with the sledge/halligan. And ever since I brought it up, I've gotten unrelenting sh*t for it lol.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  16. #16
    Forum Member
    johnny46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,094

    Default

    It's only legal in Hawaii, anyway.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber
    CKirk922's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Watching From The Sideline Now
    Posts
    260

    Default

    Legal in singapore, too.

    What about a maul and a halligan?
    A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments

  18. #18
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,239

    Default

    I am not opposed to the sledge hammer and Halligan being mated as long as I get to keep my flat head axe Halligan pair. I am not convinced there is any HUGE advantage to switching to the sledge hammer. I do see some advantage to going to a splitting maul though.

    Basically if he can convince the chief to buy him a new Halligan all is good. If not another example of hopes and dreams CRUSHED again!!!
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  19. #19
    Forum Member
    Miller337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    939

    Talking

    Splitting maul works wonders, twice as good for most situations.

  20. #20
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    74

    Default

    I perfer a pick head axe mated to my halligan...

  21. #21
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    St. Louis City Mo
    Posts
    382

    Default

    Why do you like the pick head axe or are you joking around?

  22. #22
    MembersZone Subscriber
    CKirk922's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Watching From The Sideline Now
    Posts
    260

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BillST View Post
    I perfer a pick head axe mated to my halligan...
    Sure greatest all around tool since sliced bread! Why you can cut through a roof in no time, pry open a door or panel with the tip and use the head of the tool like a battering ram (all six pounds of it). You can even use the broken off handle to beat off pesky dogs after you have snapped it off trying to disengage the tool after you got the blade or tip wedged in something. Great tool. -Sarcasm intended
    It is a tool that has uses, just not as a strike tool, a solid pry tool, or, without proper use, a cutting tool. But a good FF can open a can of beanie weenies with it from four feet away!
    A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments

  23. #23
    Forum Member
    FyredUp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
    Posts
    10,239

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireeaterbob View Post
    Sure greatest all around tool since sliced bread! Why you can cut through a roof in no time, pry open a door or panel with the tip and use the head of the tool like a battering ram (all six pounds of it). You can even use the broken off handle to beat off pesky dogs after you have snapped it off trying to disengage the tool after you got the blade or tip wedged in something. Great tool. -Sarcasm intended
    It is a tool that has uses, just not as a strike tool, a solid pry tool, or, without proper use, a cutting tool. But a good FF can open a can of beanie weenies with it from four feet away!
    Of course it has uses. One that it doesn't have, and why it shouldn't be mated with a Halligan, is that of a striking/driving tool. It can not be used in the same manner as a flat head axe or sledgehammer to drive the Halligan in to a door jamb for prying.

    Sorry, I have to disagree with this opinion.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

  24. #24
    MembersZone Subscriber
    CKirk922's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Watching From The Sideline Now
    Posts
    260

    Default

    I try to carry a set of irons so I rarely (never) end up with a pick axe...I've seen a lot of FFs do some really stupid things with a pickhead, including strike with the side or with the head like a battering ram on a halligan... My hostility reflects the environment I grew up in. (parents with pickaxes who were abusive, you know the kind) I have had a difficult time teaching the young to use a pickaxe properly.
    They all think they are Paul Bunyan with the wind-up-over-the-head swing (wedging the head securely in the work surface) or they think they can pry a metal door, pry sideways (snap or crack goes the handle).
    I try to teach using it in rythmic short chops, sizing up the pry before you try,busting light hasps and locks, using the tool to make purchase points and inspection holes. I teach it to make an emergency or back up purchase point on a roof (sticking it in deep on the point and leaving it as a step). Never mind the use as a pike type tool,pulling items, searching with the handle, maintaining orientation to walls or windows, breaching walls, breaking and clearing windows, ect. But I can accomplish this and more with my irons. Yes, it is two tools, but they do a whole lot more heavy work in my opinion. And, I can still open a can of beanie weenies from four feet with a halligan
    A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments

  25. #25
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,660

    Default

    How about a crowbar and a sledgehammer?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register