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Different Types of EMT Shears?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by Marek K, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. minnesota01r6

    minnesota01r6 Nassau Grouper

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    I was thinking of using marine tuf cloth for my shears - supposedly it is formulated for use in saltwater, and it is just a rag in a ziplock pouch so it will be easy to bring along on planes :)

    http://www.sentrysolutions.com/MarineTufCloth.shtml

    P.S. Mambo Dave - that's a big bottle of Jag!!!
     
  2. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    In Florida we do what we have to to get through the tough winters.

    ...

    Oh wait! :01zz: That's you guys! We just keep diving and rusting.

    Rust on, diver dudes, rust on.
     
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  3. laserdoc

    laserdoc Barracuda

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    Looking at all these shears,,,,,,,You buy a pair from say CVS ,they come with no case. Ones from LP or another dive store come with a sheath you can mount to you BCD for 12 bucks and shipping charges. If I go the CVS route,,,where can I get a sheath for them instead of paying 20 bucks from LP
     
  4. Marek K

    Marek K Loggerhead Turtle

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    I think the idea is, you either carry the shears loose in a pocket somewhere... or buy the sheath one time, and just replace the shears (from CVS) when they rust.
     
  5. divedadepths

    divedadepths Nassau Grouper

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    i have the passport bc and used the rivits on the left pocket to set up a type of sheath. the tip is held by a bunjie and the handles are hold by velcro un a nylon strap
    ill get some pictures of it soon
     
  6. Stu S.

    Stu S. Loggerhead Turtle

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    Take a look at those Wal Mart stainless kitchen shears. They appear to have more mechanical advantage than the medical types. I've been carrying those for about eight saltwater dives, and no rust so far.
     
  7. JessH

    JessH Instructor, Scuba

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    I have a pair of the CVS shears and they are the smaller EMT Shears, not the larger ones that most people use.

    ~Jess
     
  8. CompuDude

    CompuDude Divemaster

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    I wonder if these would work well as a replacement for traditional, cheap EMT shears?

    http://www.safetystore.com/scissors.asp

    Look at the "7 1/2" Lister Scissors with one large ring". Not sure if these cheapies are all stainless or not, but better quality ones may be available elsewhere.
     
  9. JessH

    JessH Instructor, Scuba

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    I would say no. They look like they are made for cutting through bandages and not for cutting through everything like EMT shears. Plus they are more expensive.
     
  10. NorthernShrinkage

    NorthernShrinkage Solo Diver

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    I personaly prefer the oms shears a little more money but work well
     

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