ROUGHNECK are the UK brand leader in wrecking and demolition bars. Offering the most comprehensive range including the world famous Gorilla Bar, the original, best known and best quality bar you can buy.
The specially designed shape of the ROUGHNECK Gorilla Bar makes them far superior to traditional wrecking bars. The shape of the head vastly improves access, while the optimised position of the fulcrum allows far greater leverage.
Due to the nature of work carried out with bars extreme stresses are exerted upon them, it is therefore imperative that they are manufactured to be tough. Historically bars were made from iron, however most modern days are now manufactured from steel.
ROUGHNECK bars are manufactured from tougher, high quality carbon steel and are either drop forged or hand forged, depending upon size, to ensure maximum tensile strength. The working ends are further hardened and tempered for extra toughness where it matters most.
ROUGHNECK offer a wide range of bar types and sizes, each designed for specific tasks from light work such as prying nails to heavy lifting and demolition.
DEMOLITION AND LIFTING BARS
Featuring a pair of claws and a rounded heel, these bars are ideal for dismantling pallets and decking, as well as lifting floorboards, paving stones and other heavy objects.
LONG CROW BARS
Designed for heavy demolition, prying, lifting and digging. Typically between 5-6½ft (1.5-2m) in length, long crow bars allow for far greater leverage than standard length bars. Their greater size and weight also makes them more effective for breaking up concrete, rocks and compacted, stony ground. They are available with different working ends to suit specific tasks.
Gorilla Bars are an advanced form of wrecking bar. Heavy-duty construction and featuring an oval profile they are designed for heavier demolition, wrecking and prying work. The specially profiled heel enables increased leverage power and improved access to the workpiece.
A general purpose, traditional pattern bar often referred to as a swan neck. They are designed for wrecking and ripping and also lighter work such as prying and nail pulling.
Flat in profile and lighter in weight than traditional wrecking bars, utility bars are ideal toolbox bars and as such tend to be smaller in size. They are often used for lighter work such as lifting floorboards and skirting, nail pulling and scraping.
Pry bars are designed for light prying tasks and nail pulling. Moulding bars feature a wide claw that reduces damage to workpieces and are therefore the ideal bar for prying skirting boards, architrave, picture rails and moulding. Claw bars feature tapered nail pulling claws and a striking heel that can be struck with a hammer to force the claw deeper into the workpiece to dig out sunken nails.
Used mainly in construction and engineering, these bars are used to manoeuvre and align objects such as the bolt holes of multiple workpieces to aid mating.
The ROUGHNECK® bar range offers a diverse range of head types each designed to carry out specific work tasks.
The tapered claw end enables easier penetration beneath and between objects. They often feature a nail remover slot.
Designed for the removal of deeply set nails. The pointed tips can be forced into the workpiece to dig out sunken nails. Can also be used for light prying.
Designed for prying decorative trimming, skirting board and architrave, the wide claw spreads forces over a wider area to reduce damage to the workpiece.
With its wider fulcrum the T-head is ideal for prying and levering tasks. The T-head is offset from the shank to provide different angles of leverage.
Specifically designed for pulling nails and fixings.
The rounded heel allows for the easier manoeuvring and alignment of heavy objects in construction and engineering.
Used to align bolt holes and mating holes in construction and engineering.
Used for prying, lifting and scraping. The chisel end on long bars are also used for breaking up concrete, bricks rocks and compacted stony ground.
The bent chisel end featured on some long crowbars is intended for levering heavy objects such as paving slabs and rocks without the need for an additional fulcrum.
Ideal for breaking up compacted earth particularly when digging deep post holes. The sharpened chisel end makes light work of breaking through roots.
Designed for the levering of very heavy objects. The wedge-like pinch point allows for easier penetration.
Similar to the pinch point, the heeled chisel is used for lifting and manoeuvring very heavy objects. The heeled chisel allows for greater leverage.
A digging bars pencil point exerts concentrated force to aid the breaking up of hard surfaces such as concrete, rock and compacted stony ground.
The tamper end is used to compact loose earth particularly at the base of post holes that are to be filled with concrete or cement.
The double claw is designed to straddle joists and support blocks to aid the prying of decking and pallet boards.
LOW PROFILE BEVELLED EDGE CLAW
Low profile bevelled edge claws allow for easier penetration of small gaps. They are featured on all ROUGHNECK Gorilla Bars.
ROUGHNECK Gorilla Bars feature a wide heel that spreads the force whilst underload resulting in less damage to the surface of the workpiece.
The Gorilla Bar is now available with an adjustable claw that locks in up to 10 different positions, enabling the optimal angle for maximum leverage at all times.
Some bars feature a striking face that can be struck with a hammer to force the claw into the workpiece.
Most ROUGHNECK bars feature polished tips that minimise friction making it easier to slide underneath the workpiece.
Powder coating is more durable than lacquer and provides longer lasting protection against corrosion.
ROUGHNECK bars are available in a variety of shaft profiles, each with their own benefits.
The oval profiled Gorilla Bars offer enhanced structural strength to withstand greater forces whilst the smooth edges improve grip and ensure comfort for the user.
Hexagonal shafts offer both strength and grip particularly in wet or slippery conditions. There flat sides also aid stability when levering.
Typically featured on heavier bars such as digging bars to ensure maximum comfort for the user.
Flat profiled bars are ideal for penetrating tight spaces. Force is also distributed acoss a wider area of the heel thereby reducing damage to workpieces.
... a claw set at 100° to the shaft offering improved access
... a broad heel that spreads forces over a wider surface area thereby reducing damage to workpieces while also providing added stability
... an extended heel that acts as a fulcrum to increase leverage power
... a low profile, bevelled edge claw that aids penetration beneath and between objects
... polished tips that reduce friction to further facilitate easy penetration
... a chisel tip for breaking concrete and brick