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The new HURST JAWS OF LIFE S 700 series cutter design has improved blade geometry, which enables the forged shock-resistant tool steel blades to attain their maximum cutting capability at a five-inch opening. The blades on the cutters feature a 7.3-inch opening in the fully open position and are specifically shaped to generate a high degree of power at the tip of the blade, making them more suitable for cutting the larger diameters and stronger steel being encountered by rescuers today. The tip of the blade has a punch-like design. Placing the crook of the inside cutter blade on the pillar-post weld flange, the tip of the outside blade is able to more easily punch through the highly reinforced areas of the A Pillar-posts and B-posts while maintaining the tool’s position outside the vehicle.