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Can I repair a damaged pry bar?

Can I repair a damaged pry bar?

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A Bent Digging Bar No well-made bar should ever break or snap, but the metal that bars are constructed from can bend or twist with prolonged use.
Spring Steel If you are particularly concerned with the lifespan of your bar, it may be worth investing in one constructed from spring steel, which can be reformed more easily than other metals.

What to do if your bar becomes bent or twisted

A Qualified Steelworker at Work Straightening a bent bar is not an easy task, and should not be undertaken lightly – this is a job which requires a high level of skill.
Wonkee Donkee does not recommend that you attempt to straighten a pry bar on your own. This type of bar is simply not tough enough to withstand the high level of force needed to reform a bent bar, and you are more likely to break than mend your tool.
A Wallet A professional metalworker may be able to repair your bar. However, as pry bars are generally inexpensive, it would be wiser to buy a replacement.
Heating a Bar - Don't Do It!


Do not heat your bar to make it more malleable – this will soften the metal permanently. Likewise, heating and then quenching the metal (dousing it in cold water) can cause it to harden too quickly, and become brittle.

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