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Cutting Techniques, Part II

Thu, 2 Sep 2010|

In this vehicle extrication video, Dave Dalrymple examines how cutting hinges and latches is different from cutting sheet metal and roof posts. Sponsored by Holmatro.

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Transcript

And let's talk about. Cutting techniques. Now. Things as we learn -- operations. -- -- tools we learned right away -- because in the past. We need a spreader to pop -- pop hinges pop latches forced them -- Today's cutters can facilitate putting these things -- latches. Very easily. However. Let's think about how how we cut -- things like changes and watches is it isn't the same. As cutting sheet metal is the same as -- -- -- because that's pretty much will practice on in the past roof poster you a roof for move. Well it isn't the same techniques now -- -- things we're gonna show you we're gonna cut some -- first. Primary thing with cutting hard and object hinges latches and maybe even some of the reinforcements you'll find in modern cars. You have to make sure open -- open your Carter up very wide. -- -- -- -- -- -- around the object your body. -- -- I think they do. It's it was on an important -- That its -- Well if we -- And that most. Fantastic putter that's -- or that horrible query -- -- not meet to decide. Oh -- We need to make sure our -- -- -- -- around world. But also facility -- the -- works civil war -- object into. The books. Force that -- will generate towards the back of the tool itself. Now so you might experience. Cutting these devices sometimes. It's the car will twist and bend especially when we go -- -- -- sheet metal. -- ways to facilitate that -- make it a little bit easier for you if it does start to twist on usual fashion. Stop. Open the -- backup flip it completely around so it's the opposite direction and try -- -- back. Up things that might stop and it. He went back and picked out a hand -- cable cutters. For this operation and actually cut the wiring between the two -- In the body of the vehicle. The reason why we need to facilitate that today is because. A lot of our body structure and vehicles doors and groups will now have safety systems built them. Well things that we need to be concerned about is we need to make sure. That wiring and such. Separately and cool I thought pool increases. I don't want any kind of back -- From static. Wiring and that means it plays well. However unlikely it is not believe that we didn't count here. Yeah yeah. Talk about cutting. Hard objects -- -- and some of the reinforcements in cars. Let's talk about cutting -- post that. Now again we don't -- -- -- in the past however the same kind of techniques applied make sure you Connors opened real life. As -- as you can -- make sure it closes completely around the blades are supposed as much as possible. Now before even get to that point wanna make sure we're cutting -- posts that we come in and we -- interior trim away. What we're looking for -- -- side curtain airbags in the vehicles today any reproach. Wanna make sure that -- all the charm when it takes a look good -- Make sure there's no type pressurized vessel in the -- or. Now the other point wanna make sure we've putted a ninety degree angles and minimize. The side voting forced to -- Now the other part of this is she would sell -- things that we're used to you with some of the other hundreds and perhaps. The way the blades are made a lot of waves are meeting -- so the tips come in almost like in your way. The tips will penetrate and hold the -- -- -- -- -- Carter's though. Almost how to use shape because -- designed -- -- objects. Those tribal -- sometimes are difficult to work with which sheet -- but -- -- -- twist and turn because she delegates between the blades. We have to watch this as we're fighting. Facility that -- -- -- is closed -- mind off. It does start to move again one of the techniques you can do to minimize that is stop. Open the quarterback -- -- the war over and -- putting it from the out from the opposite direction. I -- things need to remember. With all cooperation. Be cutting her spreading we need to make sure that we put barriers in place between our patients and -- toward. Now a piece of hard protections such as I have in my hands here. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Device will facilitate that real well. It's flexible enough to get in the tight places it's the right type of shape. It and a tight places but the important thing is it shatter resistant. As well things as we cut things that I especially part of materials we're gonna have small pieces of debris that that are going to fly. Harper a blanket isn't gonna protect their positional -- well. The other part of this is actually -- things we also want to make sure we cover them up with whatever edge protection that you have -- duct tape. -- fire those pieces. -- -- -- --

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