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American made - Multi function pocket friendly Prybar to help you do anything from opening a bottle to tightening a screw!
American made - Multi function pocket friendly Prybar to help you do anything from opening a bottle to tightening a screw!
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-The Concept Behind the Fishstick Prybar

The Fishstick Prybar Multitool is a pocket friendly multi use prybar, made using precision CNC methods in the USA and hand finished to perfection. Designed with ergonomics in mind, a variety of functions are packed into a form not much larger than your average flashdrive that’s easy on the eyes and your hands.

The Fishstick Prybar
The Fishstick Prybar

-How You Can use Your Fishstick

With a Fishstick in your hands you can tackle a variety of tasks in life. Here’s just a few functions of the Fishstick:

-Pry/Wedge  

-Bottle Opener  

-1/4” Bit Driver (standard bit size) + 1/4” Wrench  

-Measurement  

-Flathead screwdriver  

Whether you’re on the job, hanging with friends, or just looking to add a great piece of American made gear to your collection the Fishstick is right for you.

Diagram of Features on Fishstick
Diagram of Features on Fishstick
Fishstick Prying open a paint can
Fishstick Prying open a paint can
Fishstick ruler (inch variant)
Fishstick ruler (inch variant)
Fishstick Clearing paint from a hinge to be removed
Fishstick Clearing paint from a hinge to be removed
Fishstick Opening a Bottle
Fishstick Opening a Bottle
Fishstick with phillips screw bit in place
Fishstick with phillips screw bit in place

-How the Fishstick is made

The Fishstick is cut from billet stock and CNC machined to precision specifications determined through several design iterations. Post processing involves inspection and smoothing of all edges, to ensure all edges are blunt and safe.

The LMS logo and USA markings are then laser engraved on the top side of the Fishstick, and the ruler feature is engraved on the backside for ease of use(metric and inch options available). 

Finishes are applied as desired depending on each material before being sealed up for shipping.

This work is done in house to keep everything streamlined and pricing fair, while maintaining complete control of all processes. 

Machine Programming for the Fishstick
Machine Programming for the Fishstick
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Machining a brass Fishstick
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Laser Engraving a Titanium Fishstick

-The Fishstick Prybar Family

The Fishstick Prybar is being offered in a variety of high quality materials, each with their own unique characteristics for all tastes, styles, and applications. A variety of finishes are available for most variants.

• 6061 Aluminum Fishstick

High strength and lightweight, this aersospace grade material is ready for everyday use.

An excellent entry piece for those who want a quality prybar, but don’t see themselves needing an extreme heavy duty piece. This Fishstick is stonewashed for a smooth feel and then media blasted for a uniform satin finish.

Aluminum Fishstick
Aluminum Fishstick
Aluminum Fishstick
Aluminum Fishstick

• Tellurium Copper Fishstick

Hefty and comforting, this material has a great feel to it and will stand out among the crowd.

Finishes available on this Fishstick in both media blasted and scuffed patinas (darkened). For those who love red metals but still want the more basic functions of the Fishstick. Note, this is a much softer material and will not be as durable in heavy use applications.

Copper Fishstick with a media blasted finish
Copper Fishstick with a media blasted finish
Copper Fishstick with a scuffed patina
Copper Fishstick with a scuffed patina

• Brass Fishstick

Alluring golden tones will catch the eye and bring this material to the front of your collection.

Finishes available on this Fishstick in both media blasted and scuffed patinas (darkened). For those who love red metals but still want the more basic functions of the Fishstick. Note, this is a much softer material and will not be as durable in heavy use applications.

Brass Media Blasted Fishstick
Brass Media Blasted Fishstick
Brass Fishstick with Scuffed patina
Brass Fishstick with Scuffed patina

• Bronze Fishstick

An ancient material used for millennia by humans in tooling, this beautiful material still finds a niche in the modern world.

Finishes available on this Fishstick in both media blasted and stonewashed. For those who love red metals but still want the more basic functions of the Fishstick. Note, this is a much softer material and will not be as durable in heavy use applications, although much tougher than brass and copper.

Media blasted bronze Fishstick
Media blasted bronze Fishstick
Bronze Fishstick with media blast finish after engraving
Bronze Fishstick with media blast finish after engraving

• Stainless Steel Fishstick

High strength and resilience will keep this piece looking good regardless of most conditions.

Finishes available in both media blasted and the “signature LMS” black oxide. Additionally, a semi-polished finish is available, where the Fishstick is stonewashed for a smooth feel, then media blasted, and finally the faces are given a polish for a shine, and an overall two tone satin/polish combo. For those looking for a more basic model but still want the strength of stainless, a stonewashed Fishstick is available as well.

Media Blasted Stainless Fishstick
Media Blasted Stainless Fishstick
Black Oxide Stainless Fishstick
Black Oxide Stainless Fishstick

• Titanium Fishstick

Exotic, this material shows that you mean business.

Matching finishes available on the Fishstick in both media blasted and the ever popular flame anodizing. Additionally a semi-polished finish is available, where the Fishstick is stonewashed for a smooth feel, then media blasted, and finally the faces are given a polish for a shine, and an overall two tone satin/polish combo. For those looking for a more basic model but still want the titanium title, a stonewashed Fishstick is available as well. Note, flame anodizing is not extremely durable and will scuff and wear with use.

Flame Anodized Titanium Fishstick
Flame Anodized Titanium Fishstick
Titanium Fishstick, media blasted
Titanium Fishstick, media blasted
Titanium Fishstick on end
Titanium Fishstick on end
Titanium Fishstick on profile
Titanium Fishstick on profile

• Chromoly Steel Fishstick (4140 Steel)

Are you serious about your gear? Do you not mess around when it comes to your pocket tools?

Then the Chromoly Steel Fishstick is for you. Chromoly steel, while not only being high strength and durable is also capable of taking repeated stresses while resisting fracture or failure. Finishes available in both media blasted and the “signature LMS” black oxide. Both are oil rubbed to help prevent oxidation.

Black Oxide Chromoly Fishstick
Black Oxide Chromoly Fishstick
Media Blasted Chromoly Fishstick
Media Blasted Chromoly Fishstick

• Tool Steel Fishstick

Go big or go home, as they say. This is the material for you if you are looking for the most extreme use cases, or just to have the baddest Fishstick in town.

Tool Steel is used for high end applications that see millions of high stress cycles in industrial applications. This Fishstick will outperform the rest of the pack when put to the test. Finishes available in both media blasted and the “signature LMS” black oxide. Both are oil rubbed to help prevent oxidation.

Black Oxide and Media Blasted Tool Steel Fishsticks
Black Oxide and Media Blasted Tool Steel Fishsticks

- Fishstick Mass (approx):

6061 Aluminum: 22g  

Tellurium Copper: 71g  

Brass: 66g  

Bronze: 64g  

Stainless steel: 64g  

Titanium: 36g  

Chromoly: 62g  

Tool Steel: 63g

- Fishstick Size:

Approximate dimensions: W1” x L3” x D0.3”

-Additional media:

Fishstick Collection
Fishstick Collection
Measuring a tools stickout with the Fishstick's ruler
Measuring a tools stickout with the Fishstick's ruler
Early Prototype ruler engraving
Early Prototype ruler engraving
Copper and aluminum Fishstick
Copper and aluminum Fishstick
Copper during machining
Copper during machining
Copper after first milling operation
Copper after first milling operation
Chromoly after first mill op
Chromoly after first mill op
Prototype laser engraving
Prototype laser engraving
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Milling copper

Disclaimer: Lingua Machining Solutions, LLC is not responsible for any damage to property or personal injury while using the Fishstick.

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Risks and challenges

As an organization familiar with manufacturing and keeping processes at peak efficiency, many hurdles can be tackled by LMS without significant delays in achieving goals.

Multiple material suppliers, tooling vendors, and additional manufacturers (for over load assistance) have been contacted and are ready to keep all of our projects on track for shipment.

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    Fishstick Family Pack

    One Fishstick of each of the standard offered materials. This means 8 Fishsticks.
    One of each as follows (in any of their respective finishes):
    -Aluminum
    -Brass
    -Copper
    -Bronze
    -Stainless
    -Chromoly Steel
    -Titanium
    -Tool Steel

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