Gear: Paratech Buster Tool


Paratech Buster Tool

Category: Rescue Equipment
Subcategory: Axes and Accessories
Price: 130.00
Average Rating:
(25 Votes)

The Buster Tool is a personal size multipurpose forcible entry and rescue tool available in standard and compact claw versions.

Member Reviews

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    SuperTrooper, Sun, 02 Sep 2007 04:24:50 UTC.
    1st review

    This little thing works wonders.

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    Rookiee1277, Sun, 02 Sep 2007 13:38:50 UTC.

    I've seen this little gizmo riggin used in the field.. seems to do well.. i like to purchase, and see how well this would work in an extricaion situation.

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    TeddyBear, Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:36:33 UTC.

    this is one great tool each firefighter should have

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    fftonya, Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:45:04 UTC.

    This is my favorite hand tool!! It's the coolest with the most different uses of any tool we have. ;-)

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    tsmith1, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 16:17:33 UTC.

    This is a useful tool.

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    Granthamvfd, Thu, 06 Dec 2007 03:34:52 UTC.

    Very good in tight places

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    fyrplug, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 11:01:55 UTC.


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    tailboarder38, Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:32:27 UTC.

    This tool looked interesting at first when we got them on our engines. I would never bring it into a fire with me though. I think of it this way, if I was fighting a structure fire and I became trapped in the structure could I use it to get out if need be? It would probably be good for forced entry and things of that nature, but I would rather have an axe, a halligan tool or a gatorback in a fire. My Captain took us out back a few months ago with this tool and an axe and had us try with both to split some logs to show which would require less time and effort......the axe won. I like how you can adjust the length, but you can get more leverage with a halligan tool for prying. It seems like it would work well for only limited applications. But it defiantly is a very innovative tool; it just doesn’t have the power of other fire-service tools. But that’s just my opinion.

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    chase1, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 05:42:39 UTC.

    They're OK, but small. When did you use one Supertrooper???

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    DocBernard, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 06:03:38 UTC.

    If is anything like it's ancestor, the Pry-Axe, it is very handy little door popper. I used mine quite frequently. And the price is considerable less than what I paid for mine. As others have said, it doesn't have the power of a good axe, but the extendable handle/ pry bar was very useful on door frames.

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    truckie83, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:08:45 UTC.

    We have something like this on our engine. We call it the BEIHL tool. This is tool has an extendable handle (nice) but just doesn't have the umph that the axe and heligan bar do. It's compact so you can easily use it in a closet but for overhauling an intire room this tool takes a lot longer. We pulled the one off our truck (it was just taking up space) no one ever grabbed it. It does however make for a nice lite tool for search and rescue but if the sh..... hit the fan I would want something with a little more stability (when extended the slide end seems to wobble). There alot of things to consider when picking a tool for the job at hand. While I'm doing this this tool never comes to mind

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    hsvfirefighter, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:00:37 UTC.

    Love it, works great.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:32:22 UTC.

    Excellent. One of my come off the truck tools at an MVA

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    Ltpitcher, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 23:33:18 UTC.

    Great lil hand tool

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    Account Removed, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:36:47 UTC.

    very good tool

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    taylor227, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:54:29 UTC.

    I have one and it has the power to get you out if needed. GREAT TOOL to pack with you at all times

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    scooter86, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 23:49:06 UTC.

    great tool that everyone should have

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    robiearnold, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 06:22:59 UTC.

    We were given one of these to "try out" one of our guys broke it in a matter of minutes. It had the cutter end and he was trying to cut a hood on a car with it.

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    Fyritup267, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 14:24:16 UTC.

    Just as useful to me as the halligan just not as heavy/ long, it works were the halligan can't get onto. It is quiet possibly the best personal tool made...that's why i owned one. i sent mine to Iraq with my dad's friend so he could use it for "Knock & Talks"

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    noraa52, Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:53:47 UTC.

    good combo tool we have several i my dept

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    trmcc27, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:27:04 UTC.

    Buster is a real good buddy! Perfect balance, very strong and versetile!

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    Account Removed, Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:49:07 UTC.

    one of my favorite tools

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    soakinwet, Thu, 10 Sep 2009 04:36:12 UTC.

    Perfect tool for that situation where you don't have time to grab the large heavy one!

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    firescuvol, Fri, 11 Dec 2009 06:45:32 UTC.

    I keep this in the door pocket of the first due type 6 engine if i can grab it quick it will get me started. Kind of lightweight but realy handy.

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    maulding, Fri, 16 Apr 2010 22:37:11 UTC.

    This is one tough little tool...and you can use it for some many different functions. You have got to get one if you don't already have one.

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