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Favorite EMT Shears?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by AngryRhino, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. AngryRhino

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    Looking for a good pair of EMT Shears for a FAK I'm starting to build. I've been looking at the Prestige Medical Flouride Scissor, Black 7 1/2 inch on Amazon, but am a little concerned about the quality.

    What's your favorite pair?
     
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    Honestly, just get the shears as most are the same thing just from different companies. If they wear out,which I doubt, get another pair.
     
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    I bought a pair recently, and they're great, the color hasn't rubbed off at all, even though I edc them on the outside of my pack, stuck into the pals webbing.
     
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    That's good to hear! My main concern was the pin the holds them together, as several of the reviews said that they experienced a failure in them at that point while they were brand new. Do they seem to be held together well / well constructed?

    Wow, that thing is beautiful. I have been through the leatherman site quite a few times, but I must have skipped right over there. I wonder if the shears are as good as a standard pair?
     
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    It's a new product. It'll be released later this year.
     
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    I heard it would be sometime in may.
     
  9. AngryRhino

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    Yeah, I'm now eagerly awaiting them as well. I would assume they would have to be built better than standard shears, considering the Leatherman quality. From what I found after looking into it a bit, I am getting the same thing iplaysthedrums is -- sometime in may hopefully.
     
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    New leatherman shears
     
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    I have no idea. :) I'm not particularly interested in them. As someone who has used EMT shears for medical stuff in the past, it's not something I would ever use. They're not even autoclave safe according to a Leatherman rep that was asked about it, so it'd be hard to clean them. I'm not knocking on the product at all, it's a neat idea. Just not something I would invest in.
     
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    You should look for one with a schrew and not a pin.. The cheap once with a pin sometimes fails for me after just cutting a very short distance in denim.. Not recomended.. I am also looking forward the the leatherman :D
     
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    Medicut is the only brand I can think of offhand. They really are the same brand sold by a million different companies.

    I'm an EMT. I can vouch for one set of shears that has gotten me through perhaps half a dozen sets of clothing, and several thousand pairs that've been used once successfully and forgotten / left / dropped into a lake / towed away with the car ....
     
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    Don't know if I would invest in these, but as for cleaning, we have some some wipes in the hospital, that are amazing disenfectent, so no need to autoclave.
     
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    I just ordered the rip shears ripper to add to my shears. Curious to see how I like them. GreyIndustries has the ripper for $13 with reasonable shipping for this product ($2). I like the fact that the blades are replaceable. That is a huge selling point for me.
     
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    I like the ones we buy by the case from a supply company. Cheap, stainless/plastic construction with the pin. Get me where I need to go on a regular basis, and if they're too nasty we just chuck them in the red bag!
     
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    I don't know for other country's but for Switzerland, some surplus shears are good.
    I got a baby blue shear from a cop store.