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    Does anyone have any experience with stabilization struts from 911Tools.com? They are called Rescuestruts and are out of Lansing, Iowa. We are interested in them, but have not seen much on the web in the way of videos/testimonials.

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    Hi GFD5311,
    I'm going attempt to respond without it sounding like a commercial. I will say upfront that I (my company Progressive Rescue) is a dealer for 911 Tools however my response is purely that of a firefighter/rescue specialist.
    Jay Hisel the owner and designer of the rescue strut. Jay is a talented guy and his struts are some of the best I've ever used. The quality of the equipment is top notch. It's easy to tell a lot of thought and pride goes into his tools. The functionality and portability of the tools was the first biggest seller for me. Powerful struts that I can use anywhere from a car accident to a small void in a collapse...That's a key aspect for me. I'm working with Jay developing a technical rescue line of equipment for 911 Tools. Currently I'm sending him designs for rope hardware and shoring struts.
    Feel free to give me a call I'll answer any questions you might have..Again not as a salesmen but as a rescue specialist.
    Stay Safe,
    Mike Donahue
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    Hello GFD5311, "Disclaimer" I am the owner of 911Tools and the developer of the RescueStrut you are asking about. We are a small company but we are growing fast. I don't want to use this post for marketing purposes. Please check out our web site www.911tools.com for more information, videos, pictures, pricing and contact info. Thanks, Jay

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    Had a chance to look at them at Winter Fire School in February. They look to be very well built and very adaptable. We're thinking about getting a set if we can find the funds. The hydraulic lift part is very innovative and, for us anyway, could be extremely useful.

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    I am a little concerned about the hydraulic jack part, It seems like a bottle jack(tire changing) quits working all at once.
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    As with all tools they have a failure limit. That is why safety factors are designed into the tools and verified through repeated testing. Our hydraulics have consistently surpassed 4 times safety factor. Our hydraulics are rated at 6000# but will fail at around 28000#. We have tested competitors materials and most barely make 2 times their rated capacity. This is also why any good instructor teaches "lift an inch, crib an inch" to minimize any failure scenario. The hydraulics are designed and built specifically for this product. It is not a modified bottle jack. Thanks, Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Hisel View Post
    As with all tools they have a failure limit. That is why safety factors are designed into the tools and verified through repeated testing. Our hydraulics have consistently surpassed 4 times safety factor. Our hydraulics are rated at 6000# but will fail at around 28000#. We have tested competitors materials and most barely make 2 times their rated capacity. This is also why any good instructor teaches "lift an inch, crib an inch" to minimize any failure scenario. The hydraulics are designed and built specifically for this product. It is not a modified bottle jack. Thanks, Jay
    That would be my concern, Not concerned with failure during use so much as pulling them out one day and they wont lift.
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    I have had your problem with cheaply made products that use leather packing, rubber o-rings and then they are left around the shop in dirt and oil and then expected to work after years of sitting around. Our struts and made using the best materials that won’t deteriorate with time. The hydraulics are completely sealed and with minimal cleaning, maintenance and occasional use will last a lifetime. Thanks, Jay

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