-I have been using the standard Halligan bar for going on twenty years now and am a firm believer that many firefighters assume they know how to use this tool adequately when in fact most do not know how to use this tool properly.
-Having said that, I have tried the wide adz and found it to be interesting though not necessary if one learns to use the Halligan correctly.
-If you think the wider blade will be helpful and can properly modify the tool so as to create the wide blade that will perform safely then do so. Otherwise I think the best thing for members to do is for them to be trained in proper use and application of the Halligan bar.
-The wide blade is nice but certainly not necessary.