What is a pry bar?
As the name suggests, pry bars are designed primarily for prying, but can also be used for the same tasks as most other bars, including lifting, levering, and nail pulling.
Informally, pry bars may be called jemmys ('jemmy' being a colloquial name for a crow), jimmy bars, or goosenecks. In the United States, they are frequently called 'cat's paws'.
What are the different types of pry bar?
There are four main types of pry bar available. These are:
The standard pry bar
The adjustable pry bar
The construction pry bar
The precision pry bar
The aligning bar
Detailed information on each of these types is available in the pages that follow.