Hurst Jaws of Life

JL-500 Rescue Cutter

HURST JAWS OF LIFE has introduced the JL-500 5,000-psi cutter, featuring a blade design engineered to address the larger diameters and stronger metals being encountered by rescuers today. The cutter’s forged shock-resistant steel blades offer greater cutting capability near the fully open position where it is needed most and eliminates the tendency of the tool to rotate into the passenger compartment. The blades feature three distinct cutting angles that are crucial when cutting the ultra-high-strength press-hardened Boron sheet metal and Martensite Boron Steel found in large-diameter A, B and C posts of modern vehicles. With maximum compressive forces in the near-open position, as the JL-500 blades begin to close, the press-hardened Boron sheet metal and Martensite steel cracks and fractures. As the cutter continues to close, blade angles change, resulting in improved draw of the post material to the strongest cutting area at the rear of the blades.

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