Cole-Bar Hammer Works As Hammer, Crowbar, Demolition Tool And More


You had me at "demolition tool."  Anything that's meant to demolish is always fine by me.  More so if it brings six other functions to the table.

The Cole-Bar Hammer is a new multi-purpose tool that claims to be able to perform seven different capabilities.  It features a two-piece design, with a ratchet that locks at any angle from 0 to 180 degrees, facilitating a good range of uses.

According to the product page, the versatile construction tool can be used as a hammer, a crowbar, a square, a socket wrench, a cat's paw, an angled ruler and a demolition tool (damn, no beer bottle opener).  It's basically a hammer that can be split vertically, making way for the multitude of other talents.  Because of the changeable functions, it lets you take to your DIY tasks with a tad fewer implements in your toolbox.

Named to honor Cole Norman Hyde, the inventor's late son, the Cole-Bar Hammer is among this year's participants in the Cool Tools Inventor's Challenge.   The show airs Thanksgiving Weekend, so you may want to give it a look to see how it fares among other nifty creations.

You can see it in action in the video below.  That's supposed to be a near-production model, so it's likely how the tool is going to look like if it ever hits store shelves.   Looks mighty slick to me.

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