LifeHammer Orange Original Emergency Hammer
LifeHammer Orange Original Emergency Hammer
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LifeHammer's Original Emergency Hammer is a high-quality car escape tool, designed to help prevent automotive entrapment after an accident. Should power locks become disabled or a safety belt jam after an accident, the double-sided steel hammer heads allow the vehicle occupant to shatter side and rear windows, while a safely concealed razor-sharp blade cuts easily through safety belts. This product includes a mounting bracket (made of tough ABS plastic) for convenient installation, a polypropylene grip and handle, and a florescent pin which glows in the dark for easy retrieval. Made in Holland.
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|Product Length:||7.7 inches|
|Product Width:||2.8 inches|
|Product Height:||1.4 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Package Length:||9.37 inches|
|Package Width:||4.88 inches|
|Package Height:||1.34 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 155 reviews|
Double-sided head with hardened steel points shatters vehicle windows in an emergency
Includes mounting bracket to hold LifeHammer in place within your vehicle console until needed
Protected razor-sharp blade to cut through a seat belt and free trapped passenger
Fluorescent button for easy retrieval in the dark
Awarding-winning design that is compact and light at only 8"L x 3"W x 1-1/2" thick and 49 ounces
|Average Customer Review: ( 155 customer reviews )
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95 of 97 found the following review helpful:
Hopefully you will never have use it. Dec 12, 2007
It happened at the end of our road several years ago. A mother and her child died in a car trapped in flood waters. So when our children started driving we have gotten them each a LifeHammer.
Yes, it's ugly and yes I figured they would all complain. But you know. They all have carried their hammers, and if they don't feel safer, at least I feel they are safer.
The LifeHammer is smaller than some making it easier to mount. The only complaint I have is that it fits very tightly into the holder. This certainly keeps it from bouncing out while driving but in a panic situation I would think it might be better if it came loose easier. I contacted LifeHammer to tell them of my concerns, and they told me that by fitting it tightly it forces the user to take a firm grasp on it, making it less likely they will drop it in a panic situation. That makes sense I guess.
In any case even a 5 year old can remove the hammer from the holder so I guess it is OK.
It is easy to see, and has two heads so it doesn't matter which way you hold it. Either side will shatter a window without much effort. We tried it on a junk car, and the door glass broke easily with 1 solid whack. The seat-belt knife at the end of the handle also works, though not as easily as the hammer. It took a little work to cut a seat belt, but it did work.
This is a good solid product that works exactly as designed. Well worth the price. Hopefully you'll never have to use it.
116 of 124 found the following review helpful:
Could Be a Lifesaver Sep 01, 2006
By Jake Beckham
Car side windows are tough and almost impossible to break without a tool. This tool has pointed heads on the hammer which will cause the tempered glass in side windows (NOT the windshield) to shatter when hit with some force. As in all emergencies the key thing is to calm youself so you can think clearly. Mount this tool where you can easily reach it and then practice locating it and removing it from the mounting bracket with your eyes closed. With this tool you can fairly easily break the window and cut your seat belt if needed so you can exit the vehicle, hopefully before it sinks, if you have driven into flood water. You can also use it to rescue yourself or someone else trapped in a vehicle as a result of an accident that has jambed the doors where they won't open. The Today Show on NBC just recently had a segment on escaping a sinking vehicle and showed this tool in use.
41 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Shatters glass great but wont cut too many seatbelts. Nov 11, 2009
By Bambi L. Morgan
I recently took a vehicle extrication class. The window punch that was on the extrication truck would not work. I remembered having this. It broke countless windows with just one hit to the corner. (you always want to hit the corner of the windows)The plastic handle did get a little cut up but will still go through more windows. The seatbelt cutter only made It through 1 seatbelt, and now it has alot of seatbelt fibers on the blade.
I would advise when mounting this in your vehicle that you mount it by your middle dome light, in case the driver is knocked out, someone else can still get it. (-:
65 of 71 found the following review helpful:
Excellent tool to help you be prepared! May 09, 2007
The tool delivers on all of its functional promises - effective glass hammer, belt cutter and it's at the ready! I would suggest buying some adhesive velcro or some double-stick tape to mount it to the underside of your automobile dashboard. Mount it under the steering wheel, and you'll always know where to find it.
28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
safety first Jun 07, 2008
By D. Meyer
I took a safety course with my local fire department. Part of it was escaping from a locked auto---you'd be surprised how difficult it was to break the window. Kicking it doesn't work nor does banging it with any thing you'd normally have in the car. On the 2nd attempt with LifeHammer in my safety course, I was able to escape in under 15 seconds. That sold me. Hopefully I'll never have to use this. For saftey, you can't get anything which is better. And this is not expensive---so buy it.
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