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Sunday, 25 June 2023 03:02

LynchNW v2.7x All Access Pass

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Lynch Northwest was started by a man with a dream. Casey Lynch had a Para 2 and felt it deserved a better pocket clip. He didn't like the prices on titanium clips at the time and set out to make his own. The idea to build a better pocket clip cascaded into many projects, including titanium prybars. Lynch in the community is synonymous with quality and his pry bars are high prized. Today we are taking a look at the All-Access Pass v2.7x.

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The All-Access Pass (AAP from this point forward) is what I would call their standard model. They have a few others designs but this one is what I see most people carrying. The AAP is a titanium pry bar coming in at 4.1 inches long, .92 inches in width and weighs 1.16oz. I like a pry bar to be somewhere around the 4-inch mark so this one is perfect. If a pry is too small, it's left to lighter duty work due to leverage.

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Using titanium (6AL-4V) as a prybar medium I perfect because titanium has really good tensile strength. It's as strong as steel but weighs 40% less. When it comes to strength it can stretch almost half its length before failing. Titanium pulls and deforms under stress rather than snapping like steel. I've really been putting AAP through its paces and have not noticed any flex.

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The prybar is perfectly shaped and contoured to your hand, I don't think I have used a more comfortable pry to be honest. The shape makes it a joy to use when prying something that uses both left-right or up-down motion. I also found the sand wash finish (anything like bead blasting?), makes it easy to hold on to the handle. It's smooth yet tactile enough that it doesn't slip when using the tool. Popping open a cold one works well, no problems grabbing the lip of the cap, and didn't have any slipping while lifting the cap. When you're opening a drink, it's never fancy unless it's done with Ti right?

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The angle on the pry end is really great, it's sharp enough to open packages or for making a marking on something. The edge is thin enough to get under most of what I need a pry for and wide enough that I can use it as a makeshift scraper. The AAP also comes with what passes as a nail puller, I hadn't had an opportunity to use it yet. I feel it would only work on something like those found for hanging pictures.

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What good is a Lynch pry without circling back to what started this company, a titanium pocket clip. The deep carry clip is held in place by a single torx screw. It's set into the pry so that it's flush and doesn't get hung up on your pocket. The clip is really nice, flares just the right amount at the end, and the top is wide enough that it will fit over just about everything you clip it to.

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The Lynch AAP lives up to the hype, and it's awesome that it's made right here in the USA. It can't say enough good things about this prybar. If I only carry one pry the rest of my days, I'm sure this one would be it, if not in the top 3.

David Bowen

As Co Founder of Multitool.org David has been a multitool enthusaist since the 90's.  David has always been fascinated with the design inginuity and uselfulness of multitools.

David is always looking forward to what's new in the industry and how the humble multitool continues to evolve as it radically changes and improves the lives of users.

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