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erdnarob  (D 364)

Nov 20, 2012, 6:49 PM

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Re: [Abedy] CYPRES cuts steel wire (ripcord cable)

Trying cutting a ripcord steel cable with a good pair of pliers, there should be no problem. Using the same pliers, try now to cut a Spectra reserve closing loop and you will see it's another story. Steel is a material so different than synthetic fiber. Making an assumption that if it cut steel it will cut a synthetic fiber thread is erroneous. Also, the electronic AAD's have a chemical explosive charge and no wonder they can cut a 1/8 diameter steel cable. Synthetic fibers have amazing features. Just think about Kevlar used in bullet safe jackets.


(This post was edited by erdnarob on Nov 20, 2012, 6:50 PM)


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