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    Thumbs up least i'm not the only one.

    Saw this @ the local Lowes and thought it might have some practical applications @ my dept. However I was hesistant @ saying anything because i've been known to come up w/some home spun ideas on tools & rescue harness's. All of which have been looked upon w/mild amusement, but not taken to seriously.

    Thank you for bringing this to the forums...I've gone ahead and email'd this to the asst and dep chiefs to see what they think.
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    Default Silly ideas

    Hey man, im the same way. Dont get down on yourself. If ya aint thinkin on this job your dyin. There have been many of things thrown out, but the tools we keep around didnt just appear. I say have ideas, put them to use and try to make them fail. This way you will find its limitations prior to someone second QB'in. I have found some new use's for the tool, glad to share, maybe we could work together. Thanks brother. As a team we never fail.

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    Thumbs up Hmmmm good idea

    Just did some remodelling and put an addition on my home, saw the fubar (at a home depot) and got one it was a very good tool for the demolition part of the job, and very handy with 'convincing' some not quiet straight 2" x 6" 's and 2" x 4" 's to get into line when needed. Think I will put it with my gear and try it out, (though I do like my "my fire buddy" hand axe too.) This (fubar) is heavier ? tougher?
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    Default fUBAR

    yeah i also have been usin it on some odd jobs, i went down to our machine shop today and the guys are goin to weld me a adz on one side like the halligan. This should make for a better tool. Oh yeah, and we are goin to put a window punch on the top part of the tool.

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    pictures, when you can take them?
    The good thing about this job is that we have done so much, with so little, for so long that we can do everything with nothing...... which is what is wrong with this job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyS View Post
    pictures, when you can take them?
    yeah i will do that, they are workin on it now......

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    Smile FUBAR in USE

    We keep one on our truck and it works well ripping plastic window sashes out. I'm going to get for for personal use. The pointed end doesn't do well against auto metals (prying up to expose engine) Stick with a good haligan for that.

    Also noticed it wasn't a "two handed" tool. Keep it safe fellas.

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    Default Here ya go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer View Post
    hey there silly ............I think he meant pics of the altered FUBAR tool.........the links on page one take ya right there ................BUT
    .............I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1 View Post
    hey there silly ............I think he meant pics of the altered FUBAR tool.........the links on page one take ya right there ................BUT
    .............I could be wrong.
    WHOOPS!!!

    I didnt read that post!


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    Josh:

    What do you think of the weight of the FUBAR? Is 4 lbs too heavy?

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    I've been carrying one as my personal tool for a few months now...very useful.

    I did modify the jaws on it (a bit of grinding and a bit of welding) so it can be used as a hydrant wrench. If I was feeling very industrial, it woudl be easy enough to modify to also include a gas valve wrench.

    The weight hasn't bothered me.

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    Default pics of the altered tool

    If any of you guys think of it get some pics of the altered fubar tool would love to see the add ons i'm concidering one.

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    Pictures? If anyone has the time I would love to see how you guys modified the fubar, it sounds like a great idea. Thanks

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    Cool

    Pictures Of Altered Fubar Please.

    I Just Bought One. Looks Like It Could Have Alot Of Uses. I Have Someone Who Will Weld Or Altered Anything For Me. Just Need Some Ideas.

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    Talking

    I was reading your posts
    of modding the fubar,,


    Stanley has a site setup were you can submit ideas for changes that you want to see on there tools

    of if you have an idea of a cool new tool you would like to see
    they take them too

    http://www.inventions.stanleyworks.com/


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    I remember seeing this when it first came out. I also thought how this might be a great personal tool. Can someone PLEASE post pics of the modifications you all made? The two things I thought would be good additions would be the hydrant wrench and gas shut off, both which have been mentioned. Also, for those of you who have altered it, would it be possible to alter it somehow to use as a spanner wrench (might come in handy on a high rise where the standpipe cap is tight).

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    Thumbs up Well..........

    Quote Originally Posted by cap6888 View Post
    I remember seeing this when it first came out. I also thought how this might be a great personal tool. Can someone PLEASE post pics of the modifications you all made? The two things I thought would be good additions would be the hydrant wrench and gas shut off, both which have been mentioned. Also, for those of you who have altered it, would it be possible to alter it somehow to use as a spanner wrench (might come in handy on a high rise where the standpipe cap is tight).

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    I see your point about the Standpipe caps, But, would tapping the the Lugs with the Hammer work??....... Just a thought.......... I am going to try to get one of these tools myself, just to see what I can come up with.
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    I'll try to get a pic of mine and post it soon.

    As a sidenote, I was carrying mine on my gut belt, but it now lives in my gear locker. I take it when I know I'll want to use it, but typically that is only in setting up for training (using it as a traditional demo tool).

    For actual use, I found it to be too heavy to carry comfortably, too bulky to put on a gut belt and forget about it, and too little to be of great aide in actual fire conditions. I kept finding myself looking for a set of irons instead of using the Fubar.

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    Silly me Harve! I should have just thought of the BFH concept!

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