What is a wrecking bar?
Perhaps the most recognisable form of bar, wrecking bars are designed to be able to handle a range of demolition and ripping tasks, as well as lighter work such as nail pulling, lifting and levering.
Some specialist wrecking bars are designed specifically to align bolt holes or bend pipes.
Like the pry bar, a wrecking bar may sometimes be called a jemmy (stemming from a colloquial name for the crow).
Wrecking bars may also be referred to as jimmy bars, or goosenecks. In the United States, they are frequently called 'cat's paws'.
What are the different types of wrecking bar?
There are eight main types of wrecking bar available. These are:
The standard wrecking bar
The adjustable wrecking bar
The mini wrecking bar
The T-type wrecking bar
The heavy-duty wrecking bar
The roofing crowbar and hammer
The aluminium wrecking bar
The straight ripping chisel
Detailed information on each of these types is available in the pages that follow.