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    We are looking to purchase a high strength steel cutter. We are not tied to any one mfg, as this will be a standalone unit with a high psi pump on a hand truck for when we need it. Here are some numbers I gathered from mfg sites. I am well aware that these are notch values and that the real cutting start at the halfway point down the blade. Any advice or past experiences would be appreciated.
    MFG Description Model Weight Cutting Force
    Hurst MOC Ultra Cutter 362R488 47 # 195,126
    Hurst MOC Cutter 362R486 46 # 156,236
    Hurst Extractor II 362R485 38 # 72,000

    Champion Beast Cutter/Spreader SC11-5 42 # 372,000 C/79,560 S
    Champion Beast Cutter Only 600 502,000
    Not available yet

    Res-Q-Tec G Series Cutter G6W 41# 242,000
    G6S 17.7 kg 280,000
    G6 17.7 kg 281,000

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    We purchased the Champion Beast and a Res Q Tec G6w cutter about 1 year ago to replace a hurst 32B and "O" cutter. Both of these tools are built well and preform extremely well. We have found the changing of the heads on the Beast to be quick and easy and does not hinder an operation. Coupled with a well trained operator these are exceptional tools.

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    Well Hurst cutters don't look to be very impressive with the numbers in comparrison to the crazy numbers posted by the Champion beast or ResQTec G6W. But are any of those NFPA compliant, except Hurst? Have Champion and ResQTec been third party tested for your safety? Whose verifying the cutting forces in their catalog? If no one is testing it...the manufacture has the right to post any cutting force number they feel like. Why not be the first to post 1,000,000 lbs of cutting force? After all, whose double checking these guys anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFD615 View Post
    Well Hurst cutters don't look to be very impressive with the numbers in comparrison to the crazy numbers posted by the Champion beast or ResQTec G6W. But are any of those NFPA compliant, except Hurst? Have Champion and ResQTec been third party tested for your safety? Whose verifying the cutting forces in their catalog? If no one is testing it...the manufacture has the right to post any cutting force number they feel like. Why not be the first to post 1,000,000 lbs of cutting force? After all, whose double checking these guys anyway?
    Yes,yes,and yes. For MORE on this,shoot a PM to Ron,he did tests on BORON cars recently from most of the Mfgs. The results will likely surprise you. T.C.

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