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Safety Shears

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by ScubaScubaScubaYAY, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. ScubaScubaScubaYAY

    ScubaScubaScubaYAY Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ohio
    I am wondering if anyone has tried the stainless steel underwater safety shears? Or if anyone would recommend them over a traditional dive knife?
  2. Straegen

    Straegen New Fish ScubaBoard Supporter

    Absolutely. Shears can cut wire which most knives cannot. They are somewhat safer as well. The only small downside is the center pin tends to rust out over time. Given their budget price they are a great addition to a divers kit. Some divers carry both a knife and shears.
  3. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA / New Bedford, MA / Kihei, Maui
    For me the advantage of EMT shears is that they cut monofilament line one-handed. With a knife I generally have to tension the line with the other hand.

    Knives have advantages also, so I carry both a knife and EMT shears.

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