Breaking regular glass might be easy, but car windows are a different best all together. It's an old video but always gets me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L91_K-s4pMMI prefer having something spring loaded, it's not guaranteed you'll have enough space inside a car to swing something or the strength to do so. So I have a Resqme attached to my gear shift with a wire tie.
So many knives have glass breakers on them. Please talk to me about glass breakers.I'm like--you know, most any hard object should be able to break glass. Like the butt end of most any large knife? So...is it to break the glass in a more controlled way?And some knives have replaceable glass breakers. So why don't we have replaceable other parts? How many times do you have to break glass before you wear out your glass breaker? Seriously? If it were called a concrete breaker I suppose I would understand....What am I missing here?Maybe I've just never intentionally broken glass before?
This always kind of blows my mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8-mJuQLRbMBut yeah I carry a Resqme on my gear shift.
I have posted this reminder many times:The US has a law (in effect since 2017) requiring side windows to be laminated. Posh cars (Mercedes, Audi etc.) have been using laminated glass for side-windows for a while. So, glass breakers on knives become more and more hot-spots, rather than something useful.Good video by resqmehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZokI0UrHI&ab_channel=resqme
Thanks for the video. I just checked our cars, and both have tempered glass. So we are still good with our resqme’s But what about laminated glass? Are there any tools available for consumers for quick escape scenarios?
Ok, good deal. So do they really wear out?
I'd agree you should check your window to be certain. I recently test drove a 2021 Rav4 that did not have laminated side windows. I think ( very well may be wrong ) that only the upper trim levels or luxury vehicles will have side laminated glass.
Just ordered a second-hand LM Raptor in good shape. Let me break a few glasses and I'm gonna let you know how it performs when they let me outta jail
We've had some discussions on self extracting from a car and with laminated glass you're going to have to be prepared more so. I think a saw or serrated blade could cut the inner material . I'd want something with length but your first order of business is breaking then puncturing thru the material within. Gloves would be a good idea.
Although laminated side windows were in use while before I retired, we didn't encounter them often. There were a lot of windshield removal techniques (unnecessary IMO but that's another topic). There are specific rescue saws for glass, but an axe also works (small chops, not like a lumberjack). If you're injured, I don't think you're going to cut your way out with a small saw blade. If you're not injured, check to see if you can put down windows or open doors. Also, you might be able to lie on your back and use both feet kick out broken laminated glass more or less in one piece.
I know one thing that shatters a whole safety glass window instantly..... Try to drill a hole in it with a drill. My dad did that..... "POP" the whole thing disintegrated.
Drilling a hole for...never mind. That would do it though. My favorite trick was using the car antenna, if the car had a metal antenna mounted near the windshield.
Well to tell the truth, the reason he was trying to drill a hole through it, was to attach a bolt because he was having a hard time getting the glass to stay on the crank riser.Come to think of it, though, I can think of a few other reasons somebody might want to drill a hole in one.....
I'm don't mean to pick on your dad, but I can see it all happening. Patience...patience...POP. It's pretty incredible what they can withstand while fully up in the frame, but that they are relatively easy to break with pressure on a small point.