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Greater cutting capability with Hurst Jaws of Life JL-500

jaws_of_life_cutterJune 21, 2011 – The new Hurst Jaws of Life JL-500 5,000-psi cutter features an innovative blade design engineered to address the larger diameters and stronger metals being encountered by rescuers today. Unlike traditional rescue cutters, the forged shock-resistant steel blades of the JL-500 offer greater cutting capability near the fully open position where it’s needed most and eliminates the tendency of the tool to rotate into the passenger compartment.

The JL-500’s extrication capabilities include passenger and over-the-road vehicles, structural collapse, aircraft egress and hundreds of other real world challenges. The JL-500 is fully equipped with built-in safety features, such as dead man controls, hand-guards, and preset internal relief valves.

Weight: 21.3 kilograms (47 pounds)
Blade opening: 18.5 centimetres (7.3 inches)
Length: 110.2 centimetres (43.4 inches)
Width: 28.7 centimetres (11.3 inches)
Height: 21.3 centimetres (8.4 inches)

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June 21, 2011 
By Fire Fighting in Canada

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