Thread: Kelly Tool?
12-02-2007, 05:09 PM #1
Does anybody use the Kelly Tool and if so how do you like it? I'm looking to buy my own hand tool and I'm leaning towards the Kelly. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.
12-02-2007, 08:05 PM #2
12-02-2007, 08:49 PM #3'Adversus incendia excubias nocturnas vigilesque commentus est"
12-02-2007, 09:16 PM #4
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12-03-2007, 02:13 PM #5
I haven't used a Jet-axe in an awful long time.Any left around? What length Pro? I've got my opinion,we welcome yours. T.C.
12-03-2007, 06:29 PM #6
We have one and it's on the 1984 engine that is scheduled for replacement next year.
I think the kelly will go the way of the hex bar... storage in the attic.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
12-03-2007, 08:16 PM #7
12-04-2007, 01:10 PM #8
Is there a reason that you would choose to go without the point on the Kelly? It is a very versital portion of the halligan. Please state the reasons why you'd go without the point.
IMOH: The probar is one of the greatest tools ever. Unless you are talking about the Jet-Axe!
12-04-2007, 01:14 PM #9
30 inch length
One piece, no pinning
Add some grip tape
If in a response area with small halls, do some mods like NY does by squaring the insides of the end to do one man narrow hall entry.
Also the Kentland boys had modified there halligan and you may want to check that out (please no hateful responces to the "K" name)
12-04-2007, 09:32 PM #10
[QUOTE=ffmedcbk1;892420]Is there a reason that you would choose to go without the point on the Kelly? It is a very versital portion of the halligan. Please state the reasons why you'd go without the point.
I'm just thinking about trying something new. I like to try out different tools and see the pros and cons for myself.
"Also the Kentland boys had modified there halligan and you may want to check that out (please no hateful responces to the "K" name)"
Are you talking about the "Melisi Bar or the Lund Bar"?
Thanks for the responses.
12-06-2007, 05:13 PM #11
12-06-2007, 07:31 PM #12
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"Nah, I think you meant Jet Axe."
There is nothing a little bit of explosives can't fix! I think now is the time for a new and improved version. With demo technology nowadays, there is no reason why we can't carry a few squib charges to blow hockey puck locks, or steel doors. The heck with being the bar man or can man, I wanna be the demo man!
But seriously, you can't go wrong with a pro bar. I understand about trying new things, but if it works it works.
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Prince George's County FD
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12-06-2007, 08:40 PM #13Co 11
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12-09-2007, 11:05 AM #14
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