FAQs

Why is the RHYNO Windshield Cutter® safer than other glass saws?

Manual and powered reciprocating saws have been extensively used to cut glass over the past few decades.  Each tool has a cutting blade which protrudes deep into the occupant compartment, greatly increasing the risk of further injury to your patients.  However, with a patient located near, against or even INSIDE the glass, existing tools cannot be used.  The RHYNO blades protrude less than 1″ into the occupant compartment and can be run directly against the patient’s skin, if necessary, without fear of injury.  This makes the RHYNO the safest option available for glass management.

How much dust and debris results from tool use?

With the upward cutting action of the dynamic RHYNO cutter blade, the majority of glass debris is brought outside of the occupant compartment and is ejected onto the windshield.  The glass debris is a heavier particle and drops downward.

How many windshields can the blade set cut?

RHYNO Windshield Cutter® blades are constructed of high-grade tool steel with maximum hardness.  Users have experienced upwards of 300-400 windshields on a single cutter blade set.  Spare cutter blade sets are available for $99.99 USD and are often purchased with the kit and kept inside the inner pocket as a backup.  Blade sets can be replaced in the field in about 2 minutes by removing the 2 cutter blade fasteners with the wrench provided and replacing it with the new set then replacing the fasteners.  Review your Users Manual for detailed instructions on cutter blade set replacement.

How do I make purchase in the glass?

The kit includes a mini Halligan bar which can be used to make purchase or use the pointed tip of the standard Halligan bar to make purchase.

What are the battery specifications?

The RHYNO Windshield Cutter® batteries are constructed of the high-power Lithium-ion cells which are rated to 14.4V.  No-load run time is about 45 minutes.  At-load run time is about 30 minutes (about 36 windshields).  At-load run time at 0°F (-18°C) is about 15 minutes or 18 windshields.  The batteries that power the RHYNO are constructed with the best Lithium-ion cells on the market today.  With intermittent use during training exercises, you can expect about 2-2 ½ hours of run time.  Battery leakage is very low and is rated to be about 0.1 amps/month between use or when stored.  As with all Lithium-ion batteries, RHYNO batteries have no memory.

The battery charger is a ½ hour Smart Charger and will charge a fully exhausted battery in about 15-20 minutes.  Batteries can remain parked inside the charger to maintain 100% charge.  If power supply is cut, the battery will not drain.

Can the RHYNO Windshield Cutter® be used on other materials?

The RHYNO Windshield Cutter® is rated for standard laminated glass (0.240″ or 6.1 mm).   This includes hurricane or tornado glass for commercial and residential buildings using standard laminated glass.

What is the price for the entire kit?

The kit comes complete with the 14.4V RHYNO Windshield Cutter®, 2 14.4V Lithium-ion batteries, ½ Hour Smart Charger, 2 suction cups, mini Halligan bar, cutter blade wrench, manual and carry bag.  MSRP for the kit is $699.99 USD (+S&H).

What is the warranty?

The RHYNO Windshield Cutter® is protected with a standard, limited 2-year warranty covering workmanship and materials. Batteries and charger are covered by a standard, limited 1-year warranty covering workmanship and materials.