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Different Types of EMT Shears?

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

  1. octotat

    octotat Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chattanooga, TN
    I lost my EMT shears, and have bougth a pair of Martha Stewart Stainless Steel Kitchen Shears for 3 dollars at Kmart. Haven't tried them on fishing line yet, but I also carry a small knife and a line cutter as backup. I can't imagine Martha Stewart not being able to cut herself out of any situation (legal issues aside):D
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  2. lmorin

    lmorin Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New Hampshire
    Drill out the rusting rivet, go to a marine store and get a stainless steel nut and bolt. Use instead of the rivet. Tighten the nut until the resistence of the two blades on the shears is to your satisfaction, then "peen" (hit it hard with a hammer to flatten it a bit) the male end of the bolt. This will make sure the nut does not come off.
  3. james croft

    james croft Solo Diver

    I have found that my rivets come apart when I am cutting something. Murphy's Law, I guess. After I broke my second pair I tried to inspect them but it is hard to tell when a rivet may fail. I like Imorin's idea and will have to try it.

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