Do not do this. It is for entertainment purposes only!
Hey everyone. I have a pocket prybar that broke.
Being that it’s MAC tool it has a life time warranty, but we haven’t seen a MAC tools dealer at our shop for two years now.
So I have to build a handle. Let’s check what I have for stock.
Ok! Let’s do some quick measuring.
Remove the pry bar from the handle.
Ok so the bar is .126” and the handle should be 2.660” x .640”.
For this handle I want something that can bend a little with out breaking, so I’m going with ptfe & Teflon. You can commonly find this as H.D.P.E.
Started to cut a taper, but I knew this would happen. I center drilled with a 1/8 drill bit “.125” so we can have some interference fit.
Installed the live center for added support.
Cut to final diameter.
There are a few ways to cut a radius. I found this little gem on eBay.
If you have patience you can still find good American tooling.
Cut your radius to match your handle.
You can see here with about 40 lbs of force you can bend the handle a little.
Hopefully this helps in the handle not cracking, and if I don’t like it I can always make one out of Delrin.
Part your handle.
Wrap with tape and turn it 180 in the 4 jaw and re-center your part.
Cut a radius on the back to match your handle.
Install the pet bar into the handle.
I wanted to cut some flats on the handle like the original. I grabbed a 5/32 E40 collet.
You can clearly see I really need to make some machinists jacks. The wood stack just looks sad.
A little rough, but it worked. Now for a pocket clip.
I shortened an old broken spyderco clip.
Drilled some holes and installed screws.
Remember be safe and have fun.