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    Default Need info on this strange tool...

    I stumbled upon this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebKHg7GAEuY

    I was wondering if anybody here had any info on the axe/prybar that the firefighter in the black turnouts is carrying. I've never really seen anything like this, but I like the idea of having what looks like a lightweight axe/striking tool/prying tool all in one. Any info would be great.

    Thanks in advance

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    Give loveland, Co. a call and ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellington View Post
    I stumbled upon this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebKHg7GAEuY

    I was wondering if anybody here had any info on the axe/prybar that the firefighter in the black turnouts is carrying. I've never really seen anything like this, but I like the idea of having what looks like a lightweight axe/striking tool/prying tool all in one. Any info would be great.

    Thanks in advance

    It looks like it's basically a TNT tool (Denver Tool). Just remember, every tool, has it's advantages and disadvantages. Here is a link for the TNT tool.

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/product.cfm?pID=948
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    It's not a TNT tool. I am not sure I have ever seen one of those before. Looks like it may be home made.

    As stated above, call and ask.
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    It may be a "FireMaxx" tool. It looks similar to it.

    Check this site: www.firemarktools.com
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    It is not a Firemaxx tool nor is it a Denver tool. Not sure what it is, but i can assure you it's neither of those. I have seen both in person many times and even used them. It looks nothing like that odd tool.

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    Certainly not a TNT tool.

    Looks sorta lightweight to be an especially heavy duty tool.
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    Thanks for all the replies. I was thinking that it was more than likely homemade. But I figured I would run it by everyone just in case. I thought about trying to call them, but I figured I would be met with an answer somewhere along the lines of "we have videos on youtube...?"

    Thanks again though

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    I think you will get an answer if you call

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellington View Post
    I thought about trying to call them, but I figured I would be met with an answer somewhere along the lines of "we have videos on youtube...?"
    A valid concern, with the attention being given to social media. I'd hate to get someone in trouble with an otherwise innocent question, even if the video predates the whole social media flap.
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    Looks like a Fancy TNT Tool however everybody here is saying it isn't. It looks cool though
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellington View Post
    Thanks for all the replies. I was thinking that it was more than likely homemade. But I figured I would run it by everyone just in case. I thought about trying to call them, but I figured I would be met with an answer somewhere along the lines of "we have videos on youtube...?"

    Thanks again though
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    A valid concern, with the attention being given to social media. I'd hate to get someone in trouble with an otherwise innocent question, even if the video predates the whole social media flap.
    Better being safe than sorry indeed.

    Perhaps you could send a PM to the guy who uploaded it on Youtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    A valid concern, with the attention being given to social media. I'd hate to get someone in trouble with an otherwise innocent question, even if the video predates the whole social media flap.
    Not for nothing, but I'd rather have someone let me know there is video of my department out there than not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellington View Post
    I stumbled upon this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebKHg7GAEuY

    I was wondering if anybody here had any info on the axe/prybar that the firefighter in the black turnouts is carrying. I've never really seen anything like this, but I like the idea of having what looks like a lightweight axe/striking tool/prying tool all in one. Any info would be great.

    Thanks in advance
    it looks like it`s a different version of a tool called a FIREMAXX
    http://tomsmithfire.com/TOOLS.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by philly10 View Post
    it looks like it`s a different version of a tool called a FIREMAXX
    http://tomsmithfire.com/TOOLS.aspx


    Ummm in post 5, I said that.
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    The designer said he would post some info on the tool

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    Default Info from the designer on the Hook Axe

    Thanks for the interest in the tool. I was not aware of the You Tube posting but it has been approved so no worries about social media.
    I am a line Lieutenant with Loveland Fire Rescue in Loveland CO.

    I designed this tool some years ago when a Captain from a south Dnever department was killed in the line of duty in a lean collapse at a strip mall. He was trapped without a tool seperated from his crew. Possibly had the chance to self rescue by breaching a concrete exterior block wall.

    The tool is called the " Hook Axe ". That is the official patent name through the US patent office. The patent is Pat Pending at this time. The patent process takes forever.

    The tool is machine made professionally. It is cut from solid steel all one piece. I make them in solid stainless or solid K 50 tool steel. It is a combination axe, halogen, hammer, with a all purpose utility hook in the head. It weighs approximately 9 pounds about the same as our standard pick axes. The blade is 6 inches. The overall length is 34 inches. It has a wrapped handle for grip.

    We have done extensive testing with it. It sails through concrete block with either the axe blade or hammer head.I have a video that shows several concrete block breaches full hole size of a crawling firefighter with airpack on breaches took approximately a minute forty to minute fifty on air full gear kneeling on knees on the floor to simulate caught in a collapse.

    It breaches doors very well.

    The Hook has many uses.
    Hook on a window sill for the firefighter to hang on the outside of the building for self rescue.
    Hook on ladders on the rungs.
    Hook on the roof ridge during vent.
    Enter the structure darken down the fire and the pull ceiling with the hook. It sails through drywall and ceiling material much faster than pikes and other tools.
    Basically if you want to do heavy demolition on all various materials and enjoy breaking things then this tool will do that for you without wearing you out.
    One really great feature is that it does not vibrate when you strike all materials. The handle is designed such that it will not transmit vibration. During concrete wall breaches it will not vibrate when you strike the wall.

    I am in the process of forming a company called Black Mountain Tool where we will sell the tool on-line with a website. There are alot of details to work out to get there but we are moving to that goal.

    If you are intersted in purchasing the tool to play with I can send one out. Right now we are low volume production basically in our shop with 2 people.
    Call me if interested or if you just want to know more.
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    please keep us posted. I would like to check one out.
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    How about posting a picture of this thing right here?
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    What is the average cost of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    The designer said he would post some info on the tool
    I really had reservations about calling to find out, but I'm glad you did sir. Thank you

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    To the gentleman that made this tools, great job! I love the functionality of the TNT tools, but I have always thought that a more lightweight design would be more beneficial. I hope the patenting, development, and future manufacturing of this tool goes smoothly as I see a lot of departments looking at something like this. Keep up the good work.

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    Awesome looking tool! And best of luck in getting your business up and running. I'm sure you'll sell quite a few of these...I know I'm definitely interested!

    On a side note...have you thought of making a notch in the flat head side of the tool or even on the distal end...perfect spot for a spanner wrench!

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    Nice.
    I like the fact that it has many uses, but it doesn't have any goofy, over-the-top extras like some "firefighting" 30-in-1 tools have these days.
    It looks like a solid tool.

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