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Vic Rescue tool 3149

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Vic Rescue tool
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:42:29 PM »
Used the Belt cutter at work today after carrying it for just a few days. Worked ok. Can't say it was that much better than any serrated blade I've used. Had to put the seatbelt under tension to cut it. But no big deal. Got the guy out ok. Might go back to the Spyderco for a while.



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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 03:37:55 PM »
I've always wondered how the Rescue Tool would work "in the real world". I've had one in my car for 2 years and thankfully haven't had an occasion to use it.

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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 11:21:40 PM »
works good, but do not expect a miracle..
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 12:52:04 PM »
I wouldn't imagine it would be any "better" than regular serrated blade, just safer to use without cutting/poking yourself :think:

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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 03:53:59 AM »
I have carried one for work for a while and I like it but it could be better. Another thing I would like to see is a better glass breaker, the one it has is ok at best, tend to use the carbide one on my leatherman raptors more. I would also have liked to see an O2 wrench on the tool but no dice  :(
« Last Edit: April 10, 2015, 05:30:23 AM by ace19636 »
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2015, 09:52:33 AM »
I have carried one for work for a while and I like it but it could be better. Another thing I would like to see is a better glass breaker, the one it has is ok at best, tend to use the carbide one on my leatherman raptors more. I would also have liked to see an O2 wrench on the tool but no dice  :(
The O2 wrench might not be something used internationally. But you could combine the RescueTool with a Benchmade Rescue Hook. The two have very little redundancies between them.

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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 06:30:03 AM »
I have carried one for work for a while and I like it but it could be better. Another thing I would like to see is a better glass breaker, the one it has is ok at best, tend to use the carbide one on my leatherman raptors more. I would also have liked to see an O2 wrench on the tool but no dice  :(
The O2 wrench might not be something used internationally. But you could combine the RescueTool with a Benchmade Rescue Hook. The two have very little redundancies between them.
I tend to leave it at home lately to be honest, my LM raptor has the carbide glass breaker I like, it has a hook cutter which to me is better then a serrated rescue blade as well as an 02 wrench not to mention they are shears. For the price there are a lot of better options, I want to love it because of how much of a SAK fan I am but I just can not dig it. Heck for less then Half the price you can get a LM Z-rex which can do everything you need to self rescue from a vehicle. If you like it then Im not going to tell you not to buy It, I just can not recomend it with my experince :ahhh
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2015, 10:57:53 AM »
I used my Vic Tool to cut the shirt off a bloke the other day to get defib pads on him.
It worked very well and safely. The glass breaker is something that I wouldn't use much outside of training days.
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 04:00:59 AM »
I can appreciate the comments about the perceived deficiencies of the SAK Rescue tool. I have two but no practical rescue experience with them. For rescue scenarios, I think they would perform more than adequately, maybe not as good as other tools, but certainly better than average (or nothing).

On the plus side, the tools on the SAK Rescue Tool are universally practical. The serrated blade is above average and the other two can handle a narrow variety of tasks. The glass breaker will do the job, and the Phillips, flat head and awl/reamer will surely do what they are designed to do.

So it may not be perfect, but like all SAKs the Rescue tool will do the job. But this thread inspired me to look at other options. No reason not to add to the "rescue stable" too!

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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 08:07:57 PM »
I can appreciate the comments about the perceived deficiencies of the SAK Rescue tool. I have two but no practical rescue experience with them. For rescue scenarios, I think they would perform more than adequately, maybe not as good as other tools, but certainly better than average (or nothing).

On the plus side, the tools on the SAK Rescue Tool are universally practical. The serrated blade is above average and the other two can handle a narrow variety of tasks. The glass breaker will do the job, and the Phillips, flat head and awl/reamer will surely do what they are designed to do.

So it may not be perfect, but like all SAKs the Rescue tool will do the job. But this thread inspired me to look at other options. No reason not to add to the "rescue stable" too!

Another benefit of the Victorinox is that as long as you don't pick up a counterfeit you are certain of the quality level as opposed to many cheap alternatives where I doubt that the steel would be enough to break a car window for example.
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:45 PM »
Another benefit of the Victorinox is that as long as you don't pick up a counterfeit you are certain of the quality level as opposed to many cheap alternatives where I doubt that the steel would be enough to break a car window for example.

By cheap alternatives do you mean something like this "Carbon Steel" "escue Tool"

https://www.aliexpress.co...ff-4432-b436-c4e7cefbdd9a
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 10:32:42 PM »
Another benefit of the Victorinox is that as long as you don't pick up a counterfeit you are certain of the quality level as opposed to many cheap alternatives where I doubt that the steel would be enough to break a car window for example.

By cheap alternatives do you mean something like this "Carbon Steel" "escue Tool"

https://www.aliexpress.co...ff-4432-b436-c4e7cefbdd9a
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2017, 01:27:04 AM »
Another benefit of the Victorinox is that as long as you don't pick up a counterfeit you are certain of the quality level as opposed to many cheap alternatives where I doubt that the steel would be enough to break a car window for example.

By cheap alternatives do you mean something like this "Carbon Steel" "escue Tool"

https://www.aliexpress.co...ff-4432-b436-c4e7cefbdd9a

Yes, there was a topic around as to the finer differences between the fakes and the real ones because not all of them was as obvious as missing a letter!
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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2017, 05:02:59 PM »
That's the 10% off!  :rofl:

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Re: Vic Rescue tool
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2017, 05:26:43 PM »
Had a near exact copy, bought from DealEx once.

Near exact visualy, but that is where it ended...

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