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Title: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on February 27, 2014, 09:26:30 PM
Hey all.

Like many of you, I keep a light in the cab of my vehicle with me.  In my case, it's a Maglight.  I've found some window-breaker caps.
http://xcapecap.com/products.html
http://www.bustacap.net/

If possible I'd like to pair one of these with a seat-belt cutting attachment, so that I can get rid of the bulky plastic thing I currently have sitting next to me in the car, and get some room back, without loosing functionality.

I'm aware of the ResQMe (http://www.resqme.com/), and am considering getting one, but even if I do, I'd still like to build out my maglite, so that if I have passengers, we can break more than one window at a time.  I tend to like redundancy.

It'd also be nice to have both a good light and a rescue tool with me at the same time if I have to go help out someone else in trouble.

I've seen mention of belt-cutting attachments before, but all of the links to sellers I've found so far seem to have evaporated.

Does anyone else out-there know of some seat-belt cutting attachments?
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: jhull87 on November 15, 2014, 04:05:39 PM
Just a question, and I promise I don't mean to come off the wrong way. Does your MagLite stay where you can reach it? I understand you want an extra tool to give someone who may need to assist in a rescue but what if you need to cut your own seat belt? Judging by your post, I'd say you have this covered, I was more asking for your insight, I guess. Thanks -John
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on November 15, 2014, 06:41:54 PM
Yeah, I tend to have it within reach in one of the back seat pockets.
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: jhull87 on November 15, 2014, 07:00:46 PM
So why do you need to have an extra tool then? Again, just asking. I feel like if needed, and you already had tools for yourself,why not just stash extras where the primaries are to hand out? I don't mean to question you, just asking to pick your brain so to speak. Sorry if I come off the wrong way...
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on November 15, 2014, 07:25:14 PM
Well, for one thing, 2 is one 1 is none.  Something clipped to the dash could be thrown off, or my right arm might be too injured to reach behind the seat.  Then, if I have people in my car that know what the things are, I don't have to pass them out.  I grab one, someone else grabs the other.

And even if I do have to pass them out... if we're under-water, getting ready to break out... who wants to be the last person to get to break their window?
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: endurance on November 16, 2014, 09:40:50 AM
I have a resqme. I've used it over a dozen times between training and actual extrications. The punch needs to be used on a corner or edge, but always works when used on one of those areas. The cutter is amazingly sharp. For the fire department I keep it on the outside of my coat, in my car it's on my keychain, so its always in the ignition.

I've not bothered with looking at other products because it has always delivered.
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: Josh the Aspie on November 16, 2014, 12:25:42 PM
I always detatch my key from the main ring before putting it in the ignition.  I think I'd rather keep it velcroed to the dash, or clipped to the visor.  Though if you load up a visor, that can be a hazard in an accident as well.

Also, thanks for the corner tip Endurance.
Title: Re: Maglite window breakers attachments. Is there a seatbelt cutting attachment?
Post by: jhull87 on November 16, 2014, 03:41:35 PM
I always detatch my key from the main ring before putting it in the ignition.  I think I'd rather keep it velcroed to the dash, or clipped to the visor.  Though if you load up a visor, that can be a hazard in an accident as well.

Also, thanks for the corner tip Endurance.

I just started doing this cause of the GM ignition switch recall. But I keep a second one on my belt clip. Like a dog leash clip.