Hey Matt. The Adz is a single purpose tool that is best used by rotating 90 degrees after inserted in between something, to force or spread. It provides great leverage for forcing anything apart ( the blade is long, and it's width is about2", (so there is great mechanical advantage when rotated) or pulling off trim, sills, or even to spread a door/ frame. It is more limited in uses than a Halligan, but performs specific tasks very well. Some officers carry them. I prefer a flathead, with another member having a halligan.