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Old 08-15-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Another (almost certainly unnecessary) mod

Added a Life Hammer to my vehicle load out. Hope I never have to use it....




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Old 08-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #2
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Coincidentally, I had one in my Amazon shopping cart. So, is it good quality?

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:14 PM   #3
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I would say due to the wranglers obsession with finding water that tool would be more necessary than in a family grocery getter.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:15 PM   #4
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Unnecessary, I'll say. With people reporting as many as 4 JK windshield replacements in the first sixty days of ownership, I would imagine that any windshield/sideglass that survived an accident could be shattered by simply throwing your balled-up shirt at it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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Added a Life Hammer to my vehicle load out. Hope I never have to use it....



...especially if you only have a soft top...
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #6
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Its lighter than I expected....to be honest, through the handle it feels flimsy.

However, at the head it is solid...and the points are sharp. Out of curiosity, I hit the wooden frame of my garage door....it left a considerable dent in the wood, considering that I barely put any force behind it. I have no doubt it would easily punch through glass.

It's lightness is likely a deliberate design feature.....the lighter it is, the less likely it is to sheer off its mount in a collision and turn into a pointy-tipped projectile.

For $15 delivered, it's hard to pass up.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Added a Life Hammer to my vehicle load out. Hope I never have to use it....
It's in a handy place to serve as a carjacker deterrent.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:36 PM   #8
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It's in a handy place to serve as a carjacker deterrent.
Snappy new name "CarJacker Whacker" Make Him sorry He picked YOU!
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:58 PM   #9
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Yea it doesn't take much to break a tempered window.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:58 AM   #10
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Not a thing wrong with having one.

Watch the mythbusters episodes about being in a car dumped in the drink.
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #11
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If you live up north and go ice fishing, those can be a lifesaver. Gotta check ice depth and quality but sometimes that isn't enough!
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Snappy new name "CarJacker Whacker" Make Him sorry He picked YOU!
I have one of those made by Smith and Wesson.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:35 AM   #13
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I have one of those made by Smith and Wesson.
Same, but mine is made by Steyr.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:45 AM   #14
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Ive got one on my pocket knife. not sure how well it would work but its better than nothing.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:46 AM   #15
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It can't hurt.....small takes no space and I've seen tempered glass do odd ball things and not break...
You may never need it but small price for safety...
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:13 AM   #16
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A seatbelt cutter is another good thing...my wife flipped our yj upside down in a Ditch...water was coming it was winter in north Idaho, she hit black ice...game over short wheelbase not in 4x4 in the situation so both weather and bad choice contributed....she could not get the belt free with the resistance and situation...passer by saw the accident and stopped he got her out quick...

So a belt cutter mounted easily is another good small unit that may never get used but if it does could definently make life easier....
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
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One of the complaints about the tool is that the cutter is not very useful. So I stashed a pair of trauma shears in the mesh pocket on the console.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:51 AM   #18
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Unnecessary, I'll say. With people reporting as many as 4 JK windshield replacements in the first sixty days of ownership, I would imagine that any windshield/sideglass that survived an accident could be shattered by simply throwing your balled-up shirt at it.
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Its nice that its mounted but you have to have lots working in your favor to use it. Number one is you being conscious and able to reach it. Its more of a tool to help someone else. BTW a spring loaded center punch does a number on side glass.
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Unnecessary, I'll say. With people reporting as many as 4 JK windshield replacements in the first sixty days of ownership, I would imagine that any windshield/sideglass that survived an accident could be shattered by simply throwing your balled-up shirt at it.
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I have one of those made by Smith and Wesson.
XDs .45 here
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:44 PM   #22
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XDs .45 here
XD 45 x 2.
However my Gerber Tanto pocket knife has a point for glass. Unproven .
I have used it to cut a seatbelt easily. Proven lol.
So 15 bucks good investment on safety.
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I purchased two of them (the generic versions). One in my Wrangler and one in my wife's Rav4.


Hopefully (like my first-aid kit) I never have to use it. Mine is mostly for the seat belt cutter. Don't really need to break the glass on a JK....the doors (and/or top) will probably come flying off anyway (assuming there were on in the first place).
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I have one of those made by Smith and Wesson.
Glock here.
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IMO the rescue squad guys use the belt cutters way too often. Went to the local pull-a-part to find some seatbelts for my daughter's Ranger. Every one of the driver's side belts had been cut off
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IMO the rescue squad guys use the belt cutters way too often. Went to the local pull-a-part to find some seatbelts for my daughter's Ranger. Every one of the driver's side belts had been cut off
it's safety. You don't want to lean over the driver to unbuckle a seatbelt and the driver side airbag or a side curtain airbag going off and hurting us
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^seatbelts and clothes.
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Exactly, lol
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BTW a spring loaded center punch does a number on side glass.
Most 'professional' folks I know (Cops/Fire/Rescue) use spring loaded center punches.
Small/simple to carry. Fragments tempered windows easily without glass flying everywhere.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:39 PM   #30
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Most 'professional' folks I know (Cops/Fire/Rescue) use spring loaded center punches.
Small/simple to carry. Fragments tempered windows easily without glass flying everywhere.
That's me. Another fun tip is to use contact paper in the window if you can or duct tape in a pinch. The window shatters and you remove it without spraying little fragments around.

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