Now I’m not sure if this tool is currently used, but if “fire service” extrication stuff is expensive, how much is custom federal government stuff?
This cutting, lifting and spreading extrication tool is powered by a hydraulic-assist hand pump, to be used by United States Air Force rescue teams during search and rescue missions in the event of a vehicle crash. The tool enables a single user to fully operate it without having to remove either hand from the two handles. The design features a push-button rotating front handle, a hyperextend rotating pump handle, a 360-degree, thumb-actuated, open-neutral-close mode toggle, and infrared indicators highlighting actionable components under night vision. The new design is also 30% lighter and 15% shorter than the current fielded tool.