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    Default Best Window Punch

    I am in the need for some new Window punches and I was wondering what everybody else likes? I am wanting one that is the spring type and not the style that you have to push to operate. I have tried the ones with the handcuff key on the back of them and they aren't worth a crap. You have to pull back 3 or 4 times to get the window to break when you can use other brands and it will break the first time.


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    Just use an old spark plug........... Much cheaper......
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    What about using your halligan with a wide grip and short swing? Swing against the post to avoid hitting the patient with it. Little window punches are nice, but can get lost easy. Everybody knows where the halligan is.

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    Halligan tool for glass management, where is the control there, that is certainly not best practise.

    Holmatro supply a very good spring operated punch and cheap too, a very good tool for gold standard glass management.

    hope this helps.

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    This is my favorite window punch:

    http://www.howellrescue.com/toolpage...ow_punches.htm

    You pull back on the spring and let go. Simple to use and you're not pushing into the window.

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    I was wondering how the ones from Howell Rescue would work. I guess I will have to order a few to test out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdfd504 View Post
    I was wondering how the ones from Howell Rescue would work. I guess I will have to order a few to test out.
    Used them... like them, you should be happy with them.
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    personally if your gonna spend money on a window punch don't buy your self a rescue wrench they're great plus the widow punch is just a tip attached to the tool nothing mechanical to break just a light swing will do it ... not a much fun as a haligan but you wont give the patient a heart attack from swinging 18lbs of pointed steel at then either


    http://www.fireauthority.com/style.h...FE297&cat=4354

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    I have always preferred this hammer, no springs and always works.

    http://www.galls.com/google/style.ht...FE334&cat=2674
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    agreed...i carry one of the hammers in my turnout pocket....works everytime...

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    I just use my Resqwrench,tool of many purposes.Big enough not to get lost and has many uses. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prnancoz View Post
    This is my favorite window punch:

    http://www.howellrescue.com/toolpage...ow_punches.htm

    You pull back on the spring and let go. Simple to use and you're not pushing into the window.
    I have a similar style, and works every time the first time. Of course, any will work if you know how to do it. Practice practice practice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I just use my Resqwrench,tool of many purposes.Big enough not to get lost and has many uses. T.C.
    Same here. Probably the most used thing in my pocket.

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    Same here as Catch22 and Rescue101. Although the local hardware stores have the spring loaded ones that work great. but they do get lost easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by brozt316 View Post
    I have always preferred this hammer, no springs and always works.

    http://www.galls.com/google/style.ht...FE334&cat=2674

    Ive personally broken 2 of those in my use stay away from them they are garbage
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    This is what I use these days:



    http://www.patrolstore.com/ASP-Baton...ap-p-8418.html

    or this:


    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...1377350&cat=8&



    Of course there's also backups scattered through my gear: res-q-me, res-q-rench, and a life hammer.
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    the antenna on the car works great too just unscrew it or break-off at the bottom you then pull it back and whip the glass with the ball on the end

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    Grab the car antennae, or get an older one and make your own spring punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resq14 View Post
    This is what I use these days:



    http://www.patrolstore.com/ASP-Baton...ap-p-8418.html

    or this:


    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/...1377350&cat=8&



    Of course there's also backups scattered through my gear: res-q-me, res-q-rench, and a life hammer.
    someone sould make one to replace the end of a mag light
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    that is a great idea or one for the streamlight survior lights

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