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EMT shears - quality differences?

Discussion in 'Knives & Cutting Tools' started by OTF, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    Used to have the same issue with trilobites until I disassembled from new, or when replacing, would coat them with a layer of grease, problem solved, I've not had corrosion issues since. I do periodically spray them with FGS. One of the big things to remember is to always ensure pouch is dry, trilobites or shears, before "storing", I dive weekly so only put in pouches when I'm gearing up.
    Centrals and OTF like this.
  2. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    Same treatment(silicone grease) with trilobites from day 1.
  3. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Missouri
    Until the the center pin rusts out mine continue to function...the beauty of slightly serrated edges. I've found the cheap ones last long enough to validate their expense compared to pricier ones. The little pouch and retainer are the valuable part and I replace the cheap shears as needed. Still the most functional, versatile cutting tool (in and out of the water) for my kind of diving. All IMHO, YMMV...
  4. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    Anyone know if the teflon coated blades help with the rusting?
  5. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Jupiter, Florida, United States
    Somewhat, more important is a stainless steel rivet. I have had many of these scissors fail at the rivet after one dive trip.

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