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knife or scissors?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by bigcuh, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. bigcuh

    bigcuh Angel Fish

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    cant determine which to get
     
  2. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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    Both! I carry a pair of EMT shears clipped off in my pocket on a double ender. These are my main goto device. Then I keep a small knife right on the front of my waist strap easily accessible by either hand.

    What happens if you drop one?
     
  3. irishsquid

    irishsquid Solo Diver

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    Yep, both is a good idea.
     
  4. ....been a SB member for 4 years and only FIVE posts ... ??? WOW ! ...guess we'll see ya in another year ? :wink:
     
  5. irishsquid

    irishsquid Solo Diver

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    :lurk3: I nominate him as SB's Lurk Supreme. :D
     
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    Some people listen more than they talk . . .
     
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  7. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    If you're still listenting, BOTH!
     
  8. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Both are a good idea.

    EMT shears work great on large diameter monofilament, spider wire and even steel leaders that can all be difficult to cut with a knife. You can cut a penny in half with good EMT shears.

    A knife, ideally one with both a straight and a serrated edge, works very well on larger diameter rope that may exceed the bite of a pair of EMT shears, and a knife can often get into places that are awkward for a pair of shears. So both have their place.

    It's a good idea to keep each of them in a location that can be reached with either hand.
     
  9. irishsquid

    irishsquid Solo Diver

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    Bigcuh, by the way, that was meant as a compliment! He who listens, learns! :wink:
     
  10. H2O 70

    H2O 70 Divemaster

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    XS FogCutter

    Both scissors and knife.
     

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