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    Default Powder actuated cutters

    Has anybody seen this powder actuated post cutter?
    I am looking for the name of the maker or any info
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    Matt

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    I do recall something like this a few years back being demonstrated in our local area. Used a shotgun shell to cut posts with. One of our members saw one demonstrated once, it makes one cut, then you have to reload. Didn't sound as loud as you might expect.. Don't remember the name though.

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    I can't remember the name now, but the idea didn't excite me to much, the one I remember used something more like a large caliber pistol round, and like a gun, when you pulled the trigger, there was no stopping it! That and the fact they were not always effective in their cuts, too easy to get injured with the slightly slower convetional tools we have no, would hate to have seen someones hand in the wrong place at the wrong time, because like I said once the trigger is pulled there is no stopping it and no reverseing it. Just my humble opinion
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    It was called "The Life Shear" some NASA prototype thing. Their big cliam to fame was the Oklahoma City bombing where they were able to cut a lot or rebar with out power plants or hoses. I have'nt seen much of them lately. Don't think they made the cut (yuk yuk)

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    Matt,

    We have something similar to what you are asking about.
    Ours is basically a Ramset tool (for shooting nails into concrete and steel) modified to shoot a chisel or punch instead of the nails. I have not seen it used but it is supposed to work very well, although you need a license to operate it just like for a Ramset. We carry it for backup use during forcible entry. I will try to get you more information on it this weekend.

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    I was at a class last week and the instructor showed a video of
    this tool like it was something new. I have tried to locate
    something on the internet but have been unable to find anything
    Thanks
    Matt

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    Seen 'um,Run 'um,thanks but no thanks.Powered by 22 caliber round like a nail set.Works OK but when fired that's the last of your control.I prefer the nice controllable power of hyd. for this mission.T,C,

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    Originally posted by Rescue 101
    Seen 'um,Run 'um,thanks but no thanks.Powered by 22 caliber round like a nail set.Works OK but when fired that's the last of your control.I prefer the nice controllable power of hyd. for this mission.T,C,
    My thoughts Exactly! Nice post and too the point!
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