In Part 1 of this discussion on air chisels we touched on operating hazards, general operating techniques, and a homemade chisel prop. Several videos of training on the prop along with the entire post can be seen here. Again, air chisels seem to be a love them or hat them type of tool, but in many scenarios they can provide a quick means to rescue entrapped victims. In this post we added some more training tips, street-smart techniques, and pictures of possible uses. The list isn’t all inclusive, but at least a start for your training.
Air chisels seem to be a love them or hate them type of tool. In our opinion they can certainly be helpful in a variety of extrication and rescue scenarios. In Part 1 of this post we will take a look at operating hazards, general operating techniques, and a homemade chisel prop to instruct students on how to use the chisel. Several videos are included for review and discussion.
We have been fortunate to train with the Ajax Rescue Kit for the last several weeks. This chisel kit fits both 2216 PSI and 4500 PSI scba bottles. It also comes with a regulator that is adjustable from 0 to 300 PSI so the air pressure can be set appropriately for the material being cut. (more…)