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Shears that don't rust?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by fuzzybabybunny, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Crush

    Crush Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Western Canada
    After four days in salt water with no care in between my Dive Rite shears are rusting at the nut.

    I am beginning to view shears as a disposable item.
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    Yep. Buy them in quantities from CountyComm.com meself.

    I like Dive Rite but $30 for a shear with the pretty golden finish that rusts through, and not just at the nut either...I'll stick with the cheaper shears. BTW, a bit of WD-40 or some sort of protectant at the hinge nut really helps keep the shear working.
  3. Dave616

    Dave616 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: West Michigan
    My medical kit contains the new Military issue combat shears, took me about 15 minutes of google to figure out who makes them.
    They are coated, and the bolt/rivet is also coated. Only the sharpened part of the blade is not coated.
    *I have no idea if these rust in salt water*
    For the price, I would give them a try. They are solid and the inner parts of the finger holes have molded, soft, non slip rubber inserts. The rest is the standard hard plastic.
    They are still marked Made In China...but they still have an NSN# stamped in the metal and are the best shears I have used.
    Check 'em out:

    NAR Trauma Shears

  4. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
    EMT trauma shears on ebay, 10 for $10. Just as good as the one we use in the hospitals. Let them rust! Throw them away and get a new one!
  5. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Kocevje , Slovenia , Europe
    FISKARS - I use these - very sharp and even coated with teflon


    OMS use some their old models with OMS sign for much higher price:
    these shears are made for cutting flowers (roses, etc)

    Cutting Tools - Dive Knives & Line Cutters http://www.OMSdive.com

    MARES also uses them : rust is only on surface and if SS is in contact with other metal (galvanic series )


    newer model from FISKARS in their syle is that

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  6. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA / New Bedford, MA / Kihei, Maui
    My first pair of shears were a high price pair made for divers. The only difference from the cheap ones is that it came with a nice holder.

    I carry shears in my BC pocket and don't bother to take them out and rinse them between saltwater dives.

    Yes, they rust. But after a 6 months to a year of use, I leave them overnight in a glass of Coke. Coca Cola does a pretty good job of removing rust.

    Once the shears have been through a few cycles of this and show any signs of getting loose at the pivot pin, then I replace them.
  7. CT Sean

    CT Sean Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Central Connecticut
    I still prefer rinsing a cheap pair of generic EMT shears but if you want full stainless, these XS Scuba claim to be:

    60206 XS Scuba Highland Titanium EMT Shears

    420 stainless steel
    tough, rust-resistant titanium coating
    304 SS hinge bolt

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