In addition to the loop handle style, we've added a pick and hammer style handle, making this tool more practical. The pick end is used to clean out the pick holes and the hammer end can be used to help loosen the cover. The handle is offset 90° from the pry end and allows for two-handed operation and better leverage. In most cases this tool will be all you need to open your manhole covers. The Aluminum Manhole Cover Hook is lightweight, yet strong and it will not cause sparks that could ignite dangerous sewer gases.