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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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And and let's talk about. Cutting techniques. Now. Things as we learn -- operations. -- -- tools we learned right away -- because in the past. We spreader to pop doers pop hinges pop latches forced -- -- Today's cutters can facilitate putting these things hinges latches. Very easily. However. Let's think about how how we cut -- things like he watches is it isn't the same. As -- sheet metal is the same as cutting are opposed because that's pretty much -- practice on in the past time -- poster you root for -- Well it isn't the same techniques. Now -- things we're gonna show you we're gonna cut some changes first. Primary thing with cutting foreign object changes latches and maybe even some -- -- reinforcements you'll find in modern cars. Have to make sure open -- open your clutter 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. Or that horrible story -- -- not meet to decide. Oh -- We need to make sure partly -- -- 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 -- to -- sheet metal. -- ways to facilitate that it 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 handful cable cutter. For this operation and actually cut the wiring between the two -- And 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. -- 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 Carter's open real -- As -- as it can -- make sure it closes completely around the blades are the coast 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 -- 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. That way the blades are made a lot of waves are meeting -- so the tips come in almost like -- your way. The tips will penetrate and hold the -- -- -- -- -- Carter's though. Almost how to use shape because they're designed -- -- objects. Those tribal hunters 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 true -- is closed -- -- off. It does start to move again one of the techniques you can do to minimize that is stop. Open the -- backup. Flip the war over and tried putting it from the out from the opposite direction. I -- things need to remember. With all cooperation. Be cutting -- spreading we need to make sure that we put barriers in place between our patients and -- toward. Now a piece of heart protection such as I have in my hands here. A nice slacks and tear drop shaped. 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 -- shatter resistant. As -- things as we cut things today especially -- materials we're gonna have small pieces of debris that that are gonna fly. Harper a blanket isn't gonna protect their positional -- well. The other part of this is -- we cut things we also want to make sure we cover them up with whatever edge protection that you have -- duct tape. Spent fire those pieces. Which covers -- like.

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