"Could I force a door with these?"Being the impatient soul that I am, I could not wait until the next forcible entry run to find this out. I immediately locked my front door, including the deadbolt, and gave it a shot. (Now most of you may think I am a little off for forcing my own door, but aren't we all a bit nuts.) In no time flat I was in, smooth as silk. Needless to say, my father just lost this ball joint tools.
I have used this set-up on multiple residential doors and it has yet to fail me. These are compact enough for a single-person use and pack a serious punch. The single limitation I have found with these tools is that it does not provide the leverage needed to efficiently defeat a commercial steel door set into a block wall. Shy of that limitation, they have been a very useful addition to my tool ensemble.
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