Gear: Amkus Tools


Amkus Tools

Category: Rescue Equipment
Subcategory: Vehicle Extrication
Price: ?
Average Rating:
(28 Votes)

This is a Combo spreader cutter by amkus, with a 15000lbs cutting force and a 9900lbs spreading force that weighs in at 36lbs.

Member Reviews

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    Medic70, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 20:46:39 UTC.
    1st review

    This a great tool for those that need a combo tool to cover till the big tools arrive and their relitivly cheap as far as tools go I've been quoted as low as $4000 for a used ( by the state instructor for classes, not in real life) and that's with the power source and 100ft. of hose. Anyone out their using these and have good or bad things to say about them?

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    hsvfirefighter, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:32:18 UTC.

    We have two sets of Amkus tools. I like um.... The combi tool of any brand I do not like.

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    fftonya, Fri, 14 Mar 2008 20:13:46 UTC.

    Awesome tools. The power that these have is supreme.

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    MRMACARONI, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 16:33:38 UTC.

    nothing is better then hurst tools sorry

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    sandy2501, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 17:38:05 UTC.

    I worker with this tool for 7 years and loved it. I liked the way it cut. It folds the edges as it cuts the posts. Limiting the sharp edges.

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    stanley0566, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:21:10 UTC.

    One awesome little tool! so versatile we carry one on our engine and the jobs this little tool can do!

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    keener_77, Thu, 01 May 2008 01:49:55 UTC.

    Amkus tools are great in my opinon. We tried 4 other rescue tool brands and we liked these the best.

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    patcav, Tue, 06 May 2008 04:40:47 UTC.

    We have the Speedway cutter and the AMK 28 spreader, great tools at a great value. I also like that the fluid is non corrosive.

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    LRFD_EHSFR_FF, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:51:23 UTC.

    the best on the market

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    kwac1714, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:00:11 UTC.

    AMKUS extracation tools are the best. The deapertment loves our amku set better then the other set we have. Best ever

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    FIRE25MAN, Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:54:52 UTC.

    heard it was a good tool

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    ehsvfrd1691, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:55:05 UTC.

    i like it but havent got to use it much

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    firenut, Fri, 08 Aug 2008 03:42:56 UTC.

    Best tool out there

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    Ravenfirefighter, Fri, 08 Aug 2008 20:51:29 UTC.

    Most excellent tools but are a bit heavy and hard to maneuver.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:20:52 UTC.

    very heavy to use but powerful

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    Eggers, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:28:10 UTC.

    well i havent got to use this brand of extracation tools yet but heard they were good. in my department we have TNT extracation tools and personally i love them cause they are really lite and powerful

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    1401, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:00:08 UTC.

    Had a HTR class this past weekend, we used these tools and i loved them. Great tool!

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    SFD_Casey_Bair, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 03:26:58 UTC.

    great tool

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    scooter86, Sun, 02 Nov 2008 03:00:49 UTC.

    great tool

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    ToTo, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:08:38 UTC.

    AMkus tool are by far the most versital and easiest to use tools on the market. have lots of power and easily used by a single rescuer

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    TekRSQ, Mon, 09 Feb 2009 07:20:05 UTC.

    I like the narrow tip design, unlike the Amkus Jaws, you can generally create a purchase with the tips closed without the need of using the iron or other pry bar.

    The side handles on the Amkus tools leave much to be desired. Granted, most of us do not keep hold of the side handle once the tools have started cutting, but some cases you need to. Had a brother on the Rescue get his hand pinned between the tool and the floor level door panel while making a cut on the lower section of a B-pillar on a job one night.

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    Fire_Slayer, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:55:12 UTC.

    great tool, I just wished lines were placed a little better.

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    ertinst, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:34:23 UTC.

    We have both an AMKUS system and a Diesel Powered Hurst (USAF)...I truly prefer the AMKUS due to weight and ease of operation and starting.

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    chief1800, Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:54:05 UTC.

    amkus tools are the best. We have 3...

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    blackcat, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:51:31 UTC.

    it is a realy nice tool to have

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    AlanFamiglietti, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:57:07 UTC.

    this is a very inavative company, this product keeps getting better and better. the ease of use and controls are top notch

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    smashadams6, Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:17:27 UTC.

    Love these tools. Never in years of use had any trouble with them.

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    mrcarbonated, Thu, 13 Aug 2009 03:11:24 UTC.

    Just used them yesterday to cut someone out! Combo tools aren't the greatest but the cutters/spreaders are second to none

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