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Offline BadgerAngel

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I'm looking for a seatbelt cutter/window breaker combo for the car, preferably for $30 or less. 

Here's where there will be fights; multi-tool.  I'm willing to drop up to $50 for this.  What's the best, I mean absolutely drop dead can't miss best, multi-tool I can get for that price?  Preferably something that's small enough that I can get The Husband to carry it?  (I'm buying this for him for Christmas and will pick one up for my EDC afterwards.)

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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 11:10:28 PM »
Everyone in my fire department carries a resqme.  There's other products that will do the job, but dollar for dollar, pound for pound, I think it's a great little tool.

As for best multitool, that's too hot a potato for me to touch.  However, since I just saved you $15 on the seatbelt cutter/window breaker, you can now drop $65 on the multitool. ;)
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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 11:19:21 PM »
Just wait and find a leatherman wave or surge on sale, they are the best. I found many surges on clearance at walmart once for $20 and I bought them all. normally 90.

There are other good ones too but these are versatile and large enough to do real jobs.

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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 11:37:10 PM »
Another vote for the ResQme, as suggested by Endurance.  I've found them for about $8.  Using 550 cord, I have attached them to the arms of the window visors on all our vehicles so you don't have to search for them in time of stress.

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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 11:58:00 PM »
Another vote for the ResQme, as suggested by Endurance.  I've found them for about $8.  Using 550 cord, I have attached them to the arms of the window visors on all our vehicles so you don't have to search for them in time of stress.

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Where did you find them for $8? And I like the idea of hooking to arm of the visor instead of on the key chains.
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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 05:42:21 AM »
Awesome, thanks Endurance for the Resqme recommendation.  I hadn't seen that one, somehow, and I've searched the forum repeatedly. 

Leatherman Wave or Surge, huh?

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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 07:52:13 AM »
Another vote for the resqme and the leatherman wave, have and carry both.
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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 09:35:14 AM »


On a side note; how does one expect to find a seat belt cutter tool / window breaker if the accident you're in in sever enough to warrant one?  Do you put it on your pocket each time you get in?  I'd immagine an impact will scatter cabin contents. 

What do those who have them do?


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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 10:42:28 AM »
My resqme is attached to my keys, so in the event of an accident, they are in easy reach.
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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 04:44:32 PM »
I have one on my key chain so it's attached for quick removal from my ignition and the other is on my bunker gear.

There are other incidents that come to mind where I'd like to have a Resqme, namely being in a public building with glass walls or large window where I may not have immediate access to an emergency exit.  It makes the possibility of creating an emergency exit a reality.
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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 06:01:06 PM »
Yeah, I'm planning on having one on the keychain, one on the EDC bag.  I have no idea where (or if) The Husband will carry his.  I will feel better, though, knowing that he has it, as well as the multi-tool.

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Re: Looking for advice, and I know that there will be varying opinions
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 06:14:05 PM »
Lowe's has one. Bought it for my wife. It is a pocket styled knife with a window breaker and seatbelt cutter. $9.95. It won't do much else, but was the first preparedness tool I bought her. She thought it was sweet that I cared that much about her safety to think of something like that.