Firefighter Tool Hack: Rex Tool on Vice Grips

Close-up of Rex tool on vice grips.

Close-up of Rex tool on vice grips.

By Coastal Fire Training, LLC

In the video, we used a S&D Rex Tool and locking pliers to complete a cylinder removal on a door equipped with panic hardware. Secure the locking pliers onto the cylinder and hammer the Rex onto the pliers. You can also use an axe or halligan to secure the Rex tool onto the vice grips.

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This Fire Department Hack was submitted by Coastal Fire Training, LLC of Virginia, who’s mission is “An industry leader in Respectful Entry, Passive Entry, and Through-The-Lock Entry Training & Tools.” You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - and check out more videos like this on this YouTube channel.


Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. Opinions reflected are those of the author. Always consider personal safety and department policies/procedures. Before making any tool modifications, contact the manufacturer and reference the user manual.