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MadMike
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:57 am

You can get a similar shimano branded one as well...
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awondering
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:34 am

Wonder how easy they would be to hang onto with freezing cold hands :^)

RobEdward
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Kayak Model: Prowler Ultra 4.3
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Location: Wellington

Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm

They're pretty easy to hang on to with cold hands or gloves, I often have drygloves on when diving (they are essentially really thick freezer gloves that dock with a drysuit). I can hold on to it easily and re-stow it without any problems.

I just installed one on my PFD and it is a nice fit.

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MadMike
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:33 pm

awondering wrote:Wonder how easy they would be to hang onto with freezing cold hands :^)
Shimano one is a full handle and trigger vs just the trigger

http://www.shimanofishing.co.nz/product ... ll-2/tools

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MikeAqua
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Kayak Model: Profish 400
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:56 am

That's an impressive tool. Last time I tried line cutters for diving they were all relatively useless.
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novex
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Kayak Make: Wavedance
Kayak Model: Kingfisher
Location: Dunedin

Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:05 pm

just to give a different avenue of thought i would say go with scissors.

i have used sterling black panther snips for ages, the ones on my PFD are an old pair i abused at work and they still cut anything i need cut, it will cut through fish spines quite happily. I drilled a hole in the end of the handle and tied some bungee to it and my PFD alsways easily reachable.

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i feel they are safer than a knife and will cut through more with less effort, the latch to release them is the only risk i see, however i unlatch it without thinking after so much use.

in my work i use them for cutting cables, pvc conduit, steel ceiling grids, steel stud walls and prety much anything in my way.

EDL fasteners, Ideal, and likely a bunch of other trade or engineering places can get them if you ask.
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R.S.J
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Location: Welly and Far Nth

Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:55 pm

Hi folks . while watching Matt the other week on tv it reminded me I needed to get a line cutter. Especially after my last trip out the berley pot got a few good hits and freaked the **** out of me and I was ready to slice the line , even though I have enough knives on board I thought hmm I need something so I don't end up sticking myself or sawing the kayak to bits in the process . I got this one on-line the other day for $12

Thought I would give it a test on some lines I have on board for different things fishing/spearfishing.
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1. webbing strap
2. viking running rig
3-4. bungee
5.braided line
6. nylon rope
7.braided line
8.thin braided line I use as my berley pot line which Is a prick to cut with a knife or pliers.
This cutter sliced through all above with ease
Fits nicely in my pfd pocket . I can get it out easy enough and fast enough like dirty harry and his chrome pistola
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Mental
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:02 am

Great knife R.S.J. where'd you get it? Looks extra good because it looks like you can replace the blade too :y:
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R.S.J
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:43 am

Here you go http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/dive-knife/line-cutter

they come with spare blades

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