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NapalmMan67

Recomendations on good EMT shears?  Without purchasing from Amazon.
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12_Gauge_Chimp

Quote from: NapalmMan67 on November 22, 2022, 03:18:20 PMRecomendations on good EMT shears?  Without purchasing from Amazon.

Leatherman makes a pretty good set, but they're a bit pricey at 90 bucks.

I picked up a couple pairs of EMT shears at a local store that's since gone out of business. They weren't marketed as EMT shears, but they're pretty much the exact same thing. I think I paid something like 5 or 6 bucks for each pair I got.

SCBrian

I want to say I've grabbed my last few sets from Northern tool. 
Like Chimp said, you wont find them marketed as "EMT Shears" without paying the $$$. 
However a cheap pair of "blunted end cut anything scissors...."
Probably a legal thing. 
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MacWa77ace

So what's the school of thought on the shears?

Buy very good/expensive shears that need to be sterilized/autoclaved after use.
Or a $10 pair that you can just throw out with the rest of used stuff, etc, after use.

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NapalmMan67

Fairly certain I don't need a $90 set of shears,, even if they do fold.

A lot of choices in the $10-15 range it seems, not sure how much better they are than the $4.95 ones?  I would think those would be ok to sterilize after use instead of just tossing?  Most seem to be ok grades of Stainless.
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SCBrian

I think it comes down to WHAT are you doing with them.  As for sterilize? These are EMT shears, not surgical tools.  Should we clean them well, and give them an alch bath, sure.  Autoclave may be a little to much unless you are going to seal them afterwards?  Plus, Not sure of the plastic melting points vs. the autoclave...
To generalize, these are glorified scissors...  Cut bandages, fabric, maybe the occasional odds and ends...  doubtful you will be going sub-dermal with them...
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Anianna

Most any shears that you fit in a fak will go nicely into a UV multi-bottle sterilizer, which will also nicely sterilize electronics, toothbrushes, instrument mouth pieces, menstrual cups, etc.  It's really nice to have during/after an illness to decontaminate personal items and they're not overly expensive.

I have this one for 69.99:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B093CRMBQG/
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