d. Check for leakage during 1 minute of
immersion. Any leakage indicates the trigger
(forward) valve is faulty.
e. Make additional cuts of double webbing
until the hand tool fails to cut through both
thicknesses. The total number of cuts should
f. Failure to make 10 cuts indicates
maintenance is required.
Clean the pneumatic rescue hand tool after
every immersion in salt water. To clean, proceed
1. Rinse the hand tool thoroughly in fresh
water (preferably distilled) and air dry, using a
forced warm air source.
2. After cleaning the hand tool, lightly coat
the cutting edge of the blade with pneumatic