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Emergency Hammer (with Digital Tyre Gauge) £3.42 @ lidl

£3.42 @ LIDL
Not til next Monday (23rd Feb), mind! Yeah, yeah, so what, its a hammer, but for less than three and a half quid its a bit of peace of mind - nasty to think of, but what if you're unconcious in you… Read More
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Not til next Monday (23rd Feb), mind!

Yeah, yeah, so what, its a hammer, but for less than three and a half quid its a bit of peace of mind - nasty to think of, but what if you're unconcious in your car following an accident and the kids cant get out of the back because you're in the way? This little hammer can live in the seat back pocket and instantly smash a side window for anyone in the back to get out (or you too, if your door is caved in!).

One of those things you want to own and never use, but imagine wanting to use but not own!
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#1
These are great, and this price is good, too (I think they normally retail for about £10 at places like Halfords)

Best place to keep it, IMO, is in the 'central CD and cup holder area' between the front seats, if you have one - that way it is accessible by anyone in the event of a crash.

Good spot OP :thumbsup:
#2
good find
#3
Good price but I could have a field day with the blurb

"what if you're unconcious in your car following an accident and the kids cant get out "
- will my 3 year old be able to break a window with this then?
- If so whats to stop them doing it for fun? (they hit there toys against the windows after all)

That said, if you have a tyre guage you may as well have this.
banned#4
Vimes220
Good price but I could have a field day with the blurb

"what if you're unconcious in your car following an accident and the kids cant get out "
- will my 3 year old be able to break a window with this then?
- If so whats to stop them doing it for fun? (they hit there toys against the windows after all)

That said, if you have a tyre guage you may as well have this.


Well, yer pays yer money... Maybe I'm just paranoid (who, me?) but I _hate_ travelling in the back of a two-door car, and I'd much prefer my kids to break a window 'for fun' when they _dont_ need to than to _not_ break a window when they _do_...
#5
shame all my local stores dont seem to have these coming in
banned#6
eerr, what happened to the good old... metal spanner/stone/coin/head/fist/ashtray/incar cig lighter?
banned#7
kapows
eerr, what happened to the good old... metal spanner/stone/coin/head/fist/ashtray/incar cig lighter?


Ummmm, have you ever tried to break a car window with a coin??!

Ambulanceman1 "Bloody unlucky, that train coming along just then"
Ambulanceman2 "Yeah. Wonder why he had a 50p imprinted on his palm though?"
banned#8
love the bit about being able to get out if your door is caved in! I'd expect the window would have smashed to bits. Same goes for any other serious accident. The glass is the first to go.
banned#9
travellers
Ummmm, have you ever tried to break a car window with a coin??!


lol...err..yeah. which is why i put it in. you just hold the coin in your hand and punch the window. you wont damage your hand.

most people keep allsorts in that front compartment. even a incar nokia charger, point the pointy bit and jam it in the window. the glass is made to shatter. its tough, but not that tough.

and csiman has an extremely good point, the glass is always the first to go. so bit of a pointless buy really.
#10
Why not smash the window using / holding a small child ;-) . Hot for the price :thumbsup:

OP your moggy traveller in av needs a bit of tlc :whistling:
#11
csiman
love the bit about being able to get out if your door is caved in! I'd expect the window would have smashed to bits. Same goes for any other serious accident. The glass is the first to go.


ay but you could hack your leg off with this if needed :whistling:
banned#12
big-boy
Why not smash the window using / holding a small child ;-) . Hot for the price :thumbsup:

OP your moggy traveller in av needs a bit of tlc :whistling:


lol ur supposed to be unconscious! :-D
banned#13
big-boy
ay but you could hack your leg off with this if needed :whistling:


this will do the trick -

http://hotukdeals.com/item/340308/wenger-swiss-army-giant-knife-just-/
#14
Left loose (for example in the front console!) this is more likely to kill in an accident than to save someone's life. Don't leave anything loose in a car, especially something that can become a heavy bullet in case of accident.
#15
If only I had one of these last week when I really needed it.
banned#16
dinglebert
If only I had one of these last week when I really needed it.


for what use?
#17
travellers
Well, yer pays yer money... Maybe I'm just paranoid (who, me?) but I _hate_ travelling in the back of a two-door car, and I'd much prefer my kids to break a window 'for fun' when they _dont_ need to than to _not_ break a window when they _do_...


The voice of reason...good safety device. Good price...heat added. :thumbsup:
#18
csiman
love the bit about being able to get out if your door is caved in! I'd expect the window would have smashed to bits. Same goes for any other serious accident. The glass is the first to go.


I knew someone who was trying to escape a flooding area in her car...she suddenly caught up in rushing water, which got high enough that she couldn't open the doors and it shorted out the battery, so the electric windows wouldn't open. They were in a serious panic and thankfully were rescued, but had been unable to open or break the windows. It's a rare case, I know, but you can't say one of these tools would never come in handy. The question is, will it break a window quickly and easily, even by someone without much strength (like a child)?
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Hammer time.....




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banned#20
Sorry, I forgot it was half term week. Muppets...
banned#21
big-boy
OP your moggy traveller in av needs a bit of tlc :whistling:

Hey, thats AFTER six months and a horrifying amount of money has gone in...
#22
Why not just have a screwdriver in the car. Place between the glass and door frame and twist.

And - if a cars airbag(s) deploy, the central locking has to open. If the door is jammed because the door assembly is stuck in the frame, then chances are that tool is going to be of no use.
#23
The Hoodies tool of choice...........We were only checking the tyre pressure officer!!
#24
Vimes220
Good price but I could have a field day with the blurb

"what if you're unconcious in your car following an accident and the kids cant get out "
- will my 3 year old be able to break a window with this then?
- If so whats to stop them doing it for fun? (they hit there toys against the windows after all)


Breaking the windows for fun would be the least of my worries, my little ones would be using the hammer on each other! I can also guarentee that when the 'trapped in the back' accident did occur, recovering the hammer from one of their secret hiding places would take forever!

Heat added as a cheap tyre guage. :)
#25
freddysmith
The Hoodies tool of choice...........We were only checking the tyre pressure officer!!


LOL:whistling:
1 Like #26
Good deal, voted hot. Instead of a hammer/tyre gauge, I'd rather have a hammer/seat belt cutter, like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-250248-Emergency-Hammer-Cutter/dp/B001C0LLBE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=diy&qid=1234802229&sr=1-1
By sheer coincidence, mine arrived today. I'm well pleased with it.
#27
kapows
lol...err..yeah. which is why i put it in. you just hold the coin in your hand and punch the window. you wont damage your hand.

most people keep allsorts in that front compartment. even a incar nokia charger, point the pointy bit and jam it in the window. the glass is made to shatter. its tough, but not that tough.

and csiman has an extremely good point, the glass is always the first to go. so bit of a pointless buy really.


lol, whut?

How does a coin magically protect you from severing most of the arteries in your hand should the urge overcome you to shatter a window with your hand?
#28
or... just wait for the water to completely fill the car then hold your breath and open the door easily as the pressure has equalled on both sides. That's assuming the door is undamaged but if it's not, the window has probably been smashed anyway.
#29
StolenDiagram
lol, whut?

How does a coin magically protect you from severing most of the arteries in your hand should the urge overcome you to shatter a window with your hand?


SUPER HERO POWERRRRZZZ Rule :) :whistling:
#30
travellers
Well, yer pays yer money... Maybe I'm just paranoid (who, me?) but I _hate_ travelling in the back of a two-door car, and I'd much prefer my kids to break a window 'for fun' when they _dont_ need to than to _not_ break a window when they _do_...


You wont say that when replacing the rear window for the second time

as I say good deal, but questionable item.

As for being paranoid... you should be :evil:
#31
To all the haters (doubters) have a look at this:

Taxi driver plunges into icy pond to save woman trapped in sinking car.

In summary; "He flagged down a passing driver who had a hammer in his car. He grabbed the tool and went back into the water to smash the half-submerged vehicle's window and pull out the terrified 18-year-old".

Can never be too careful, after reading that article I made a mental note to dig out my automatic counter punch and keep it in the car.
#32
no no no no. you're getting it all wrong. the coin must be from Powerland. The currency is power. You need 10 Powerz to break the window. Dont leave too much power lying around though. the consequences are dire.
#33
akexuk
Left loose (for example in the front console!) this is more likely to kill in an accident than to save someone's life. Don't leave anything loose in a car, especially something that can become a heavy bullet in case of accident.


Damn, I'd better take all my loose bullets out of the car :w00t: :-D
#34
LostBoy
To all the haters (doubters) have a look at this:

Taxi driver plunges into icy pond to save woman trapped in sinking car.

In summary; "He flagged down a passing driver who had a hammer in his car. He grabbed the tool and went back into the water to smash the half-submerged vehicle's window and pull out the terrified 18-year-old".

Can never be too careful, after reading that article I made a mental note to dig out my automatic counter punch and keep it in the car.


If I keep some C4 in the car I'll deffo be able to get out :whistling:
#35
Great, so in an emergency you can break the window and then check your tyres are inflated!
banned#36
taxi driver story

a screwdriver, hammer, bat, jack anything would have worked! if he didnt have either of those well he was lucky someone had a hammer

and to those of you skeptics...why dont you tell me where you live and what car you drive..ill happily demonstrate how to break your window with a coin. muppetsssssssssss
#37
I know you want to sing it.....

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land
banned#38
freddysmith
I know you want to sing it.....

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land


hahahahaaaa LOL :thumbsup:
#39
This thread made me LOL!
#40
travellers
Ummmm, have you ever tried to break a car window with a coin??!

Ambulanceman1 "Bloody unlucky, that train coming along just then"
Ambulanceman2 "Yeah. Wonder why he had a 50p imprinted on his palm though?"


This is gold!

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