With several extrication training events planned for this spring and I’m adding a few more tools to the cache. I need to get a few sledge hammers but part of me wants to add the THE PIG to mix. Don’t know what the PIG is? The PIG Forcible Entry Tool by Lonestar Axe llc is made in the USA. I’m a huge fan of the irons, it’s what I grab when I get off the truck and I really like the notch for the halligan. Now the only problem is, buying one and sneaking it past the wife! We all know how much they love it when you buy something to use at the firehouse!
So I must ask, has anyone used THE PIG?
You can buy THE PIG from Lonestar Axe llc. Also check out their Facebook page, THE-PIG-Forcible-Entry-Tool. While your there, like their page!
More info about THE PIG’s orgin:
- THE PIG is an innovative and beautifully simple fire service tool that was developed by a 14 year veteran of the Austin Fire Department.
- THE PIG is 8 pounds of total fireground domination! Combining proven attributes of a flat-head and pick-head axe, THE PIG is the most versatile tool on the fireground. Roof ventilations, forcible entry, saving your own, breaching walls, and breaking locks are just the start of it’s capabilities. THE PIG can also be used for overhaul, and is great for pulling down drywall, shiplap, lathe and plaster, and trim. THE PIG is the single most capable hand tool on the fireground. When you arrive on scene, there will be no question what you will reach for… Grab THE PIG!
I have a pig, and so far I am very impressed. Here are a few pics of it.
I have not used it at a fire yet, but I cant wait.
I just think it could fill the void of those who don’t like the axe, but love the irons!
I do to. I think this tool has a lot of potential!!