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Atwood G4 Prybaby

england Offline DaveK

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Atwood G4 Prybaby
on: April 16, 2009, 12:04:27 AM
About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although 90% of the time I have no symptoms or limitations of the disease, During flare-ups I can find simple tasks like opening drink cans, boxes and even the blades on my SAK or multitool very painful to accomplish. So I started looking for a small prybar type arrangement to help me with these things.

Eventually, a tip-off and good fortune put me onto a Peter Atwood sale of his G4 Prybaby pocket tool, and although expensive I was intrigued as the tool seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

The G4 Prybaby was made in two configurations, namely a US (Imperial) version and a European (Metric) version. Concerned that I might miss out if I waited for the metric version, I took the plunge and ordered the US version.



The tool is made from CPM S30V premium cutlery steel, and is finished with an attractive washed finish. According to the packaging, the tools features:

- Pry Tool with nail puller/ wire stripper notch;
- Flat blade screwdriver;
- Bottle Opener;
- 6 SAE wrench sizes: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" and 9/16" (Metric: 6,8,10,12,14,16mm)

The G4 Prybaby has quickly become my most used and carried tool, and it is very unusual to find me without it in my pocket, at work or play. Using it for anything that might create strain on my knuckles is now second nature, for everyday tasks.

I've also found the wrench to be an excellent companion to my Leatherman Charge, for holding bolts whilst using the pliers. The non-metric sizes haven't yet bothered me, and in fact are probably more suited to taking US made mutitools apart, but it's the mundane, everyday tasks where this Prybaby really contributes.

It's non-threatening appearance (i.e. it's lack of a blade), means that it rarely draws comment from my colleagues in the office, except when they want to borrow it.

I'm actually now so dependent on this little companion, that I'm trying very hard to get another Atwood Prybaby as a back up, just in case I misplace it.

It's such a simple thing, yet it has made a huge difference to my life already.



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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 12:28:07 AM
Good overview mate :tu:
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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 07:08:18 AM
Nice one :tu:
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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 12:59:00 PM
Looks like I'd better hurry up with mine.  :D
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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 01:59:42 PM
Dave, great review!  :tu:
Sometimes change is a good thing, other times not so much!


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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 11:11:24 PM
Great review and pics Dave they seem to be a great little pry bar but I will have to get a little richer before I could ever afford 1 :D

Still though you never know someday maybe :tu:


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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 11:40:52 PM
I know what you mean poncho. I was very fortunate and managed to buy mine directly from Peter Atwood. From memory, it was about $50 (not completely sure, but it was something like that). But for a tip-off from EODTech I'd have missed out.

If you ever do get the chance to own one though, I'd take that chance if I were you. After all, they are sound investments, and provided you don't pay too far over the odds, you'll easily sell it on again.

I'm in the market for another Atwood myself, but the price needs to be right!


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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 03:27:07 AM
$50  :think: not to bad  :tu: Most of what I have seen has been more like $100 :o for a collector that would still be a fine price but I would want to use mine and I couldn't bring myself to scratch something that expensive :ahhh :D


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Re: Atwood G4 Prybaby
Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 11:07:46 AM
I just checked and it was $65 I paid.


 

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