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Picked up a cool new tool recently: Eezycut Trilobite...

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by RJP, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Recently picked up an EEZYCUT "Trilobite" cutting tool to replace my umpteenth z-knife. This thing rocks - it's what a z-knife type cutter should be: easy to use, sharp as hell, built solid. I'd post my own pictures, but my daughter seems to have lost my camera somewhere in the house, so I cribbed these here and there from the web:

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    It's made out of some kind of pretty solid plastic. Could be Delrin (?) as it has that same "milled" feel. Because of the design and since the blade is much longer than what you'd find in a z-knife (about 1.5" of exposed blade) it actually "slices" what it's cutting as opposed to simply "chopping" with a only small portion of exposed blade:

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    My LDS was selling it packaged with two additional free replacement blades

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    Comes in two mount options. Harness mount, which is what I went for...

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    Or wrist mount...(my computers are on bungee mounts, so not an option for me.)

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    My wife thinks I'm nuts as I'm running around the house seeing what it can cut...and I haven't found anything yet that it can't. I sort of look like the guy in this video cutting anything that's not nailed down...

    :eyebrow:




    PS: found my camera, and if you ever get entangled in co-axial cable... better hope you have an Eezycut Trilobite with you:

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    :shocked2:
     
  2. Teamcasa

    Teamcasa Sr. Moderator ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice!
     
  3. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

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    Well since I lost my EMT shears, this looks like a better replacement.
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Solo Diver

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    Santa sent me one which is now part of my every day kit. :thumb:
     
  5. koozemani

    koozemani Loggerhead Turtle

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    cool.
     
  6. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

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    How does this cutter work on fishing line?
     
  7. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    You're kidding, right?

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    :shocked2:
     
  8. blue steal

    blue steal Solo Diver

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    Just ordered one. Harness mount will be perfect for me.
     
  9. Mr. Nice Guy

    Mr. Nice Guy REEF Volunteer

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    For those that have this, would it be "grippable" with 7m gloves on? Would a gloved finger fit in the cutters hole to pull?

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  10. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    No problem. I use thick 7mm gloves with kevlar palms/fingers and can easily pull the cutter with a finger in the hole. The velcro tab is also substantial enough to grab/pull from.
     

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