Stanley FuBar Utility Bar Review 55-099L: Features & Specifications
The Stanley FUBAR 55-099L is a high quality, heavy duty, industrial grade, steel construction industrial strength bar designed for use in commercial and residential applications. The bar features a solid cast iron base with a welded top and bottom plate. The bar weighs approximately 6 pounds (2 kg).
The bar measures 1 3/4 inches (3 cm) thick at its widest point and 2 feet (60 cm) long. The bar is available in three configurations: 45 degree angle, 90 degree angle, or straight edge.
The Stanley FUBAR 55-099L is manufactured from heavy gauge steel with a black powder coating finish. It features a sturdy stainless steel clamping mechanism and a hardened steel locking nut to prevent it from loosening during use. The bar is stamped with the Stanley logo and the model number.
The Stanley FUBAR 55-099L is made of stainless steel and comes standard with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. It has been tested to meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA standards for safety, durability, corrosion resistance, shock resistance, impact resistance and more. The Stanley FUBAR 55-099L is UL listed for flammability protection and meets all other applicable requirements under US law.
The 55-099L bar is covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. It has been tested to meet or exceed ANSI/BIFMA standards for safety, durability, impact resistance and more. The 55-099L features a stainless steel clamping mechanism and locking nut to prevent loosening during use.
The bar is stamped with the FUBAR brand and model number for easy identification. It comes with a heavy duty storage case and is fully covered by the FUBAR lifetime warranty.
The FUBAR 55-099L is a heavy duty industrial grade steel construction bar designed and manufactured in the United States. The bar measures 2 feet (60 cm) long and 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) thick at its widest point.
The 55-099L is available in three different configurations, a 90 degree angle, a 45 degree angle and a straight edge for general purpose use. The FUBAR 55-099L is covered by a lifetime warranty.
This product is not intended to replace a crowbar or wrecking bar. The 55-099L does NOT meet the ANSI Specification FF-T001-2014 for crowbars. It is not a substitute for mechanical leverage.
Always use proper form when using the FUBAR 55-099L to prevent bodily injury.
The FUBAR 55-099L is not a toy and is not to be used by children. Do not attempt to disassemble, modify or place in a fire. The FUBAR 55-099L is designed for heavy duty industrial use and is not designed for home repair or remodeling.
Use only on sturdy and stable materials such as wood, plastics, metal, tile, marble, granite and other similar hard materials.
The 55-099L is not a demolition bar and will not easily break through brick, mortar or hardened concrete. Do not use the FUBAR bar for prying applications. Using improper form when using the bar may result in bodily injury.
Be sure to select the proper bar for the job. The 55-099L is designed for general purpose use in construction, remodeling, automotive, and other industrial applications.
The 55-099L must be used with extreme caution on overhead tasks and end user assumes all risks of such operations. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury or fatality. Always use proper form when using the 55-099L to prevent bodily injury.
The 55-099L requires regular inspection and appropriate maintenance. Check for any damage to the bar, clamp, locking collar or bar grip. Never use the bar if any damage is detected.
Over tightening the locking collar can damage the locking collar.
Keep away from children. Eye protection must be worn at all times when in use. Always wear protective gloves when working around the bar.
Do not use if you suffer from mechanical paralysis or have poor hand-eye coordination.
The 55-099L isn’t a substitute for common sense. Using the bar is dangerous if used improperly. Do not use the bar when impaired.
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the bar. Failure to comply may result in serious bodily injury and will void the warranty.
All FUBAR tools come with a lifetime warranty. If the tool should ever fail for any reason, during the lifetime of the original buyer, simply return it to us and we’ll either repair or replace it. Tools that break due to normal wear and tear may be repaired for a minimal fee.
In order to get the warranty replacement, please return the broken tool, postage paid and insure to:
5661 Valleycrest Road
Hanford, CA 93230
Please include the name (or nickname) purchased under and a note with your contact information, along with the reason for return. FUBAR is not responsible for return shipping costs. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
We can only issue replacements for tools that have been registered via email within 30 days of purchase. If you don’t send an email to register your tool within 30 days of purchase we will still fix it but we can’t replace it.
No refunds are given. We do not refund shipping costs.
In order to prevent any issues with your FUBAR TOOL please send us an email with the make, model, and serial number of the tool along with a photo of the packaging and you’ll be able to add it to our system and receive priority attention in the event of a warranty claim. Your information will be kept private.
So in the case that you need to send your tool back to us, whether it is for a replacement or repair, we can have everything to be able to get it done as quick as possible and get it back in your hands.
By purchasing any FUBAR TOOL PRODUCT you agree to all terms of this agreement.
I’m a US customer, how do I get this bar without having to pay $70 in shipping?
Buy it from an online retailer like Home Depot or Lowes. They both sell it for about that price. Just be sure to buy it from a store that has a good return policy incase the coating starts to come off or you don’t like it. (Just make sure you don’t get the 45 degree model. Only get the straight one. The bent one is very hard to use and isn’t very good.)
I’m a US customer, I bought it from (insert online retailer) but I live in (insert state here).
Why do I have to pay $70 in shipping?
Most online retailers will not ship this product to certain areas because it is considered a “dangerous good”. If you live in one of these areas you have two options. 1. Find a friend or relative that lives in a state that will ship it to you or 2. Just buy it from a local store (if there are any nearby).
I’m not a US customer, where can I buy this?
Most online retailers will ship world-wide. I’ve pre-filled some of the popular ones below. If your not in the US or one of the following sites doesn’t work for you then Google “FUBAR 2.0” followed by the name of the country you’re ordering from.
Bunnings (New Zealand)
The only other tool you’ll really need is a pry-bar of some sort. You can use a flat-head screwdriver or even a metal putty knife. I pick up a set of cheap hardware store pry-bars for about $5 every few months just so I have them on-hand. I don’t think I’ve ever used the same pry-bar twice. You can also use a hammer in conjunction with a screwdriver (to add more “oomph”).
You’ll also may want some sand paper, metal polish, and/or metal primer depending on the job you’re working on.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Will this scratch/dent/mark my hull?
A: It shouldn’t but of course I can’t guarantee it. Odds are if you’re using this on a boat it’s not your main hull. So you can scratch away without any guilt. If you’re using this on your primary hull then you might want to take it easy around the edges and get some sand paper or metal polish to remove scratches.
Q: Is this tool strong enough to break into my car or through a window?
A: Yes and no. It can be but if it’s locked or shut then it’s not going to budge, just like if you used a screwdriver. What you really need for that sort of thing is a “breaching tool”. This tool is designed for opening things that either A. aren’t locked, B. locked but not shut, or C. locked and shut.
Q: Will this tool help me escape a sinking ship?
A: This tool won’t help you do anything it couldn’t before; however, it might be able to keep you from going down with the ship if you have to abandon it quickly. It’s also good for popping the buttons on your life jacket so you don’t drown in case of emergency.
Q: Can I pick a lock with this?
A: Technically yes, but it would take forever and you’d most likely break the pick or even the tool in the process. Most traditional lock picks are much better for the job and much cheaper. This tool was not designed for picking locks; it was designed to pop buttons and pry things.
Q: I’ve dropped my tool at some point and the metal bent/twisted/warped, can I straighten it?
A: Maybe. If it’s just a minor twist or bend don’t try to force it back, you might make it worse. If the tool is severely damaged then it might not be safe to use anymore. Any significant deformation and you’ll have to get another one.
Q: Where can I get replacement picks?
A: You won’t. The point of this tool is to be cheap and disposable. If you lose them then it’s not a big deal. If you lose your more expensive ones then it becomes a much bigger deal.
Q: Why are there holes in the sides of the handle?
A: To lighten the tool and to give your hands more grip. The handle is already pretty thick so there’s no need for anything to add more weight to it.
Q: What’s the difference between this and a credit card?
A: A credit card has a different shape and is much more likely to leave an impression in what you’re picking at or prying. It’s also shiny and can be bent or torn if used improperly. Beyond that it’s up to you which one you want to use. I would advise against using a regular credit card because of the potential for leaving an impression and potential ruining of the card.
Q: What’s the difference between this and a hotel key?
A: A hotel key is much more rigid than this tool, also they can get stuck in some locks and usually take more force to work (which can break your tool). Unlike this tool they are also a more standard size and can only pick certain locks.
War Tool Q&A
Q: How do I wear/attach/store it?
A: You can wear it around your neck, on your belt, in your pocket, pretty much anywhere. To wear it around your neck you can use the chain, to wear it on your belt you’ll most likely need to remove the chain and attach it another way.
Q: How is this tool better than just a knife?
A: It isn’t better, but it’s different. They both have their places and uses. A knife can’t match this tools speed or leverage (with the exception of course of a sword) but it can make a loud noise and you can obviously only carry one at a time.
Q: Is it easy to use?
A: That really depends on how much you practice with it.
Q: Is it legal?
A: Legal in the United States? As long as you’re over 18 and not carrying it into a restricted area (like a school) then I don’t see why not. It isn’t a gun after all. Other countries might have other answers for you though.
Q: Does it make noise?
A: It can but if used correctly and swung/thrown properly it shouldn’t.
Q: How sharp is it?
A: Thanks to the special process used, it’s sharper than your average knife. It won’t be replacing your actual knife though.
Q: Will I cut myself if I’m not careful?
A: Yes, just like you can (and will) cut yourself with a knife. Be careful when using it.
Q: How long is the blade?
A: The blade is 1″ long and the tool is 4 and 1/2″ long, making it a little longer than your hand.
Q: What is this tool made out of?
A: The main part of the tool is made out of a special strong metal alloy, the same stuff used to make titanium baseball bats. The blade itself is made of stainless steel.
Q: How do I make one?
A: That’s a question that I’d urge you NOT to try to answer yourself. You could seriously hurt yourself if you did not know what you were doing. There are also legal issues with making one.
Q: Can you make me one?
A: No, see the answer to the above question. Also I’m all out of metal at the moment.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: It is $35 dollars, though if you’re interested I have a group buy price if you get 5 or more (it’s $30). You can also pay in Bitcoin. PM Me for details.
Q: Does it come with a warranty?
A: It comes with a warranty against defects for 1 month.
Q: How long will it take to get to me?
A: I aim to get them out within a week (sometimes life happens though) so expect it within a week of payment. I will give you an estimate when I ship it which should be within 24 hours of payment most days. Please remember though that these are hand made and things sometimes happen outside my control. I will however always do my best to keep you guys updated.
Q: I am in Australia, can you send it out faster so I don’t have to wait as long?
A: I always try my best to get orders shipped within a week, however international shipping is just slow because it’s an international order. Nothing I can do about that.
Q: What if I pass away while waiting for my tool to arrive?
A: Then you’re unlucky, but I’ll do my best to get it to you as quickly as possible. You can also nominate someone else to receive it in the event of your death, or send it back and get a refund (minus shipping both ways). This is necessary as I’ve had people pass away before while waiting for their orders.
Q: I’m a criminal, can I buy these to use in the commission of crimes?
A: Sure, but there’s cheaper better alternatives for most crimes. If you’re trying to break into a car or smash a window then save yourself some money and just use a stone, brick or baton, chances are that will work better than the freeze. If you’re trying to break into a safe then you’d be better off with a nice hard hammer. Save yourself the money and go buy a real gun or a few rounds for it. If you’re trying to get someone to tell you something, well torture instruments have been around for centuries and you don’t need to buy my tools to use them. If you’re trying to kill someone then there are plenty of ways to do that without my tools.
That being said I’m not condoning the illegal use of my tools and I certainly don’t know their intended use. I’m just saying you can use them for whatever you want, I’m just not liable for what you do with them.
Q: How can you sell these for such a low price and still make money?
A: Because I’m a business genius.
Q: What’s the deal with your tools? Are they legal where I live? Can I own them?
A: My tools are legal everywhere as they are classified as garden tools, though some countries have restrictions on shipping them. You should check your local laws to be sure. My tools are made from commercial grade steel that is heavier than most found in other tools. Garden shovels are pretty easy to find at any home center, so most people won’t need one of my tools, but for the people who do need one the price is worth not having to worry about your old one breaking.
Q: Do you sell the bits to go with these?
A: Yes I have the 1/2″ frost bit and the 1/2″ coil nailer for sale in my store.
Q: Do you offer any other tools for sale?
A: Yes I have a number of other tools for sale on my website.
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