Emergency/Rescue  Glass breaker & Seat Belt cutter £2.29 @ TOOLSTATION
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Emergency/Rescue Glass breaker & Seat Belt cutter £2.29 @ TOOLSTATION

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Found 1st Jan 2014
on a serious note .... this is potentially a life saving tool that we should all have in our car and god forbid we should ever have to use one . this cheap little tool will smash /shatter a car window as means of escape or cut through a jammed seat belt in an emergency .comes with a holder you can stick inside your car that is accessable from both driver and passenger seats . not advisable to put in glove compartment !
at just £2.29 from your local toolstation its a no brainer . so next time your in there buying your screws , paint , pollyfilla etc add one of these to your order.
if you dont have a local toolstation , its free delivery on a £10 plus order or cheapest on ebay with free delivery is £3
ebay.co.uk/itm…dce

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I was talking about this the other day to the wife, as we've had a spate of accidents where ppl have been trapped due due bring trapped in seatbelts or when the electrics fail the window can't open. They should be a must in every car...

I bought a few of eBay...£3 free p&p

Excellent idea and Toolstation are great.

If you're ordering from Amazon one of these can be bought for £1.24 as an add-on item.

£1.24 on Amazon
Edited by: "mushgussie" 1st Jan 2014

tia_tasha

I bought a few of eBay...£3 free p&p



Haha I would start experimenting it and there would be no windows and seatbelts in my car!

Great item, everyone should have on, heat added

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dGaF9noorkc/TV4h3Z9p5NI/AAAAAAAACAE/HI1Oay-9_hM/s1600/burglar_window.gif

Definate must have in your glove box, brothers mate almost got trapped inside his car at the wrong time

Small point but how many people can reach the glovebox when their seatbelt locks?

Incidently having previously been trapped in a car following a crash i have one of these but it is where i can easily reach it and not in the glovebox.

howbord

Small point but how many people can reach the glovebox when their … Small point but how many people can reach the glovebox when their seatbelt locks?Incidently having previously been trapped in a car following a crash i have one of these but it is where i can easily reach it and not in the glovebox.




I was just about to say that it should be 'to hand' not in the glovey.

Bought an Ebay one, heat added, thanks.

I have a ResQme device, does the same job but doesnt need to be swung to smash a window (because if i'm trapped inside a car after a car crash swinging my arm with enough force or space may not happen).

Its more expensive at almost £10, but is attachable to a keyring so kept to hand when keys are in ignition rather than stretch to the glove box to cut a seatbelt.. wait, that wont work because i'm trapped!

If you get one of these Rescue glass breakers, at least mount it down the side of the chair or near the handbrake for ease of access please.

A review of both products / comparison. youtube.com/wat…xAA
Edited by: "CDR" 1st Jan 2014

cold - The AA branded ones are identical and a pound in the Poundland.

J1135

Definate must have in your glove box, brothers mate almost got trapped … Definate must have in your glove box, brothers mate almost got trapped inside his car at the wrong time



Its actually recommended that you DON'T keep this in the glovebox, as it could be in-accessible in the event your seat-belt was jammed.

Suppose one in the glovebox is better than none though....

aye poor selection of waords, I have a small glovebox type box just under the steering wheel, mine lives in there.

As an alternative for smashing the windows, headrests are quick and easy to remove and have a couple of pointy metal bits at the end. I haven't needed to use this myself but I've often thought that it's useful to know especially given the number of hire cars I drive.

fox2319

As an alternative for smashing the windows, headrests are quick and easy … As an alternative for smashing the windows, headrests are quick and easy to remove and have a couple of pointy metal bits at the end. I haven't needed to use this myself but I've often thought that it's useful to know especially given the number of hire cars I drive.



Ahh reddit, I agree but some cars apparently don't have removable headrests so it's something to check in advance.

I'm going to buy one just because it looks like a stoned elephant.

CDR

I have a ResQme device, does the same job but doesnt need to be swung to … I have a ResQme device, does the same job but doesnt need to be swung to smash a window (because if i'm trapped inside a car after a car crash swinging my arm with enough force or space may not happen). Its more expensive at almost £10, but is attachable to a keyring so kept to hand when keys are in ignition rather than stretch to the glove box to cut a seatbelt.. wait, that wont work because i'm trapped! :)If you get one of these Rescue glass breakers, at least mount it down the side of the chair or near the handbrake for ease of access please. A review of both products / comparison. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC4-ZQoRxAA



I use ResQme too. small, compact and works brilliantly.
This holmatro window punch is pretty popular too, but more expensive and no seatbelt cutter http://www.spservices.co.uk/item/Brand_HolmatroSpringLoadedWindowPunch_25_0_3681_1.html

if you're using this to get into a car (or out)
- aim for the bottom corner
- cover your eyes and make sure anyone in the vicinity does too
- smash a window as practically far away from the casualty as possible e.g. if there's just a driver, go for the rear nearside (passenger side) window. not always practical of course, if that side of the car is blocked off or you need to access the casualty immediately
- unless there's an urgent need (car burning or casualty stopped breathing), don't disturb the car or more the casualty
same goes for if you're involved in a crash yourself, often it's better to let the ambulance assess you before you move about in case you've got spinal damage
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The ResQme looks like a great piece of kit, will purchase one and fix to door card / centre console as having it rattling around on the key would be annoying.

speaking as someone who was left hanging upside down held by his seatbelt, it is bloody hard to get your weight off the belt to release it.......

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bollybobinson

speaking as someone who was left hanging upside down held by his … speaking as someone who was left hanging upside down held by his seatbelt, it is bloody hard to get your weight off the belt to release it.......



.... but, other than that, I bet you enjoyed your BDSM experience

CDR - thanks for commenting and recommending the Resqme - I've just purchased 2, one for me and one for my other half for his car. I have a fear of being in an RTA and felt if I skipped past this post and something did happen I would totally regret seeing this post and not getting one. Thanks! Got mine in pink too lol x
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