Why the Genesis 11c Combination Tool?
While being compact and lightweight, the Genesis 11c Combination tool packs an impressive punch that is well received by many rescuers throughout the globe. I myself was extremely skeptical of such a tool having the capabilities to perform certain tasks that I would require of it UNTIL….
I took the time to learn about the tool and its specifications and do as much research as it would take to satisfy my curiosity. (I’m a research junkie when it comes to both purchasing and selling). I then got the tool in my hands for hours upon hours putting it to the test. To my surprise, the 11c exceeded my expectations. The tool would stop. It would spread and lift everything that I placed it removable tips up against. It cut without issues; however, the cuts were much more thorough when the tips were removed which allowed for the blades to close a little more than with the tips on the tool. Also, by having the tips removed, the tool which was already sleek in design was able to get into even tighter areas being that the tips would not be in place to hamper the maneuvers. The Milwaukee 28v battery continues to amaze me with the longevity of use that the users receive out of a single charge. Probably the thing that amazed me most during my hours of evaluation was that I was able to cut apart an entire (4) door vehicle (except for a dash push) with only one battery. This included all (4) doors, fender removal, all the posts to remove the roof including some crunch maneuvers to lessen the cutting area for the tool which has an opening of 11 inches. Once this was all competed, the battery was down to its final light (1 of 4). I could have continued but decided to replace the battery at this time. I them moved on and made all my relief cuts to push the dash and finally performed the dash push maneuver. I was impressed to say the least.
You may ask yourself, why is the 11c for me??
This lightweight rescue tool is extremely versatile allowing it to be placed on virtually any type of apparatus including a chief’s vehicle, command unit, UTV, arial apparatus and of course engines and rescue apparatus as well as medic units. It can very easily be moved for apparatus to apparatus as needed especial in those harsh weather months that some of us endure. The Milwaukee 28v battery that powers the 11c is second to none and is locally available to the end user. The removable tips allow for a RIT tip option which offers a wider point of contact for lifting objects off a trapped firefighter as well as breaching entry through pretty much any type of door you put it against. The rotating and collapsible handle allows for very little if any fatigue to the user and allows the tool to be even more compact than if it didn’t offer this style of handle.