Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:08:52 -0500
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Subject: Re: Tool selection for removing hoses from glassware
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The better solution is condensers that have removable hose connectors.   See, for example, http://www.safetye or look on for additional styles.

Disclaimer: I'm the owner of Safety Emporium.

Best wishes,

Rob Toreki

On Nov 10, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Jeskie, Kimberly B. wrote:

We=92ve been looking hard at our hand injuries lately and are focusing on cutting tool and glove selection.  One thing in particular that we haven=92t been able to come up with a good solution for is a tool that works well for removing tubing that has basically seized or =93become one with=94 the glass connections on condensers, cold fingers, etc.  I=92m sure you=92ve seen this before and most people reach for their pocket knife or a razor blade.  It generally ends badly.  Either the blade slips or the glass breaks and in either situation we end up with stitches.  Anyone found a tool that works better under these conditions?
Kimberly Begley Jeskie, MPH-OSHM
Operations Manager
Physical Sciences Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(865) 574-4945

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