The new Channellock #89 Rescue Tool was designed by firefighters, for firefighters and first responders. Using feedback received from firefighters, first responders and EMTs, the engineers at Channellock further refined and updated last years rescue tool model #88 with many great updates.
According to Ryan DeArment, director of marketing at Channellock, Inc. “The responses that we received were overwhelmingly positive and constructive, firefighters found the #88 exceptionally useful during emergencies, and that justified the decision to further develop the Rescue Tool line. We talked to many firefighters about emergency situations, and we learned that they don’t have time to search for the correct tool,” notes DeArment. “The true advantage of the Rescue Tool line is that it allows first responders to carry a tool in their pocket that provides multiple life-saving functions.”
Manufactured in Meadville, Pa., the #89 combines multiple essential functions into one lightweight tool, eliminating the weight and bulk of carrying many tools. The main feature of the #89 Rescue Tool is a hardened cutting edge designed to shear through soft metal and standard battery cables. Along with this some of the other tools features are:
- Integrated cable cutter
- Narrow jaw that fits into tight spaces
- Tapered pry wedge to open doors and windows
- Spanner wrench tightens and loosens up to 6-inch hose couplings
- Gas shut-off valve slot
- Window punch that easily shatters safety glass
The #89 Rescue Tool will be available starting in the beginning of June 2009.
About Channellock Hand Tools
Founded in 1886, Channellock, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools.