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  • Ardis Tool

    Has anyone here owned and/or used an Ardis Tool? I'm thinking about getting one but due to the steep price, I'd like to hear a few reviews first. Thanks, stay safe.

  • #2
    looks like another gimick tool, save your money.

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    • #3
      Looking for a basic hand tool that I can take windows with, has a utility shut off, and fits nicely in a leg pocket...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fixxer View Post
        Looking for a basic hand tool that I can take windows with, has a utility shut off, and fits nicely in a leg pocket...
        Sounds like you need one of those black and yellow folding spanner wrenches.
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        Originally posted by Rescue101
        I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
          Sounds like you need one of those black and yellow folding spanner wrenches.
          Agreed! Not big on gadgets, but I have two of them.
          FTM - BTB - KTF

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          • #6
            Gave mine away. Cheap plastic just bent whenever doing anything. The only thing it was good for was using the spike to break windows.

            I am referring to the black and yellow plastic folding tool, not the Ardis tool.
            Last edited by RyanEMVFD; 07-12-2011, 05:25 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fixxer View Post
              Looking for a basic hand tool that I can take windows with, has a utility shut off, and fits nicely in a leg pocket...
              sounds like whatever hand tool you are carrying and a pair of vice grips.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nameless View Post
                sounds like whatever hand tool you are carrying and a pair of vice grips.
                Vice grips - exactly. Does all three tasks the OP asked for.

                Plus you can use it to disonnect the car battery on a MVA and hold open garage doors by clamping it on the track.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WBFD25 View Post
                  Vice grips - exactly. Does all three tasks the OP asked for.

                  Plus you can use it to disonnect the car battery on a MVA and hold open garage doors by clamping it on the track.
                  Whole lot faster to cut them.
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                  Originally posted by Rescue101
                  I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GTRider245 View Post
                    Whole lot faster to cut them.
                    True, at times. Other times its better public relations to just disconnect the cables. Especially when the battery is in the trunk on a vehicle with front end-only damage.

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                    • #11
                      Had one for years. apart from the usual spanner and wrench options, the hook was great for moving/lifting hot things, grabbing onto things to pull myself up a hill, etc. Also useful for fending off animals.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WBFD25 View Post

                        True, at times. Other times its better public relations to just disconnect the cables. Especially when the battery is in the trunk on a vehicle with front end-only damage.
                        I try to NOT cut the cables when the vehicle is not totalled. If there's damage that can be repaired, why cause MORE damage? Certain cables are expensive to buy and install. And sometimes it helps the tow driver if he needs to roll up windows so the car doesn't get damaged from rain.

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