Reddit Reddit reviews Lifehammer Brand Safety Hammer - The Original Emergency Escape and Rescue Tool with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands

We found 53 Reddit comments about Lifehammer Brand Safety Hammer - The Original Emergency Escape and Rescue Tool with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Lifehammer Brand Safety Hammer - The Original Emergency Escape and Rescue Tool with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands
THE ORIGINAL - The original safety hammer since 1982. Don’t settle for a cheap imitation!DOUBLE-SIDED - Hardened steel hammer-head for easily breaking non-laminated side car windows.SEAT BELT CUTTER - Ultra sharp knife slices through every seat belt with ease.MOUNTING BRACKET - Includes a mounting bracket for easy retrieval during emergencies.CERTIFIED - GS certified by German TÜV (famous German automotive certificate).
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53 Reddit comments about Lifehammer Brand Safety Hammer - The Original Emergency Escape and Rescue Tool with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands:

u/mr1337 · 391 pointsr/LifeProTips

Truly a LIFE pro-tip.

However, if you are able, please keep a window-breaking tool conveniently accessible in your car. Either a hammer or spring-loaded multi-tool. Just make sure that whatever you get can also cut seatbelts (like the two I listed here).

Mythbusters did a couple episodes on escaping from an underwater car. After their experiments, even they said they would be keeping them at arm's reach at all times while in a car.

u/Leovinus_Jones · 25 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

Better yet, keep one of these in your car for occasions like this, or when you need to break a window to escape.

u/Steev182 · 25 pointsr/cars

Car windows absolutely do not need a gun fired at them.

My police officer dad gave me something like this when I started driving.

Ended up leaving it in the car when I sold it though!

u/grepnork · 23 pointsr/unitedkingdom

If you can't gain entry to the vehicle safely then you call your sergeant and they will bring in officers with the right equipment, the fire brigade if nessacery, or more likely head to the scene and negotiate themselves.

You don't go smashing your way in like a nutter, you especially don't try and smash the windscreen. You warn the suspect of what you're going to do more than once, you particularly warn the suspect to cover their eyes. Then, with another officer guarding the doors on the opposite side of the vehicle and second pair of hands, preferably two, next to you, you smash a side window. The spare pair of hands unlocks the door and grapples the suspect.

This isn't Die Hard, it's policing by consent.

u/Yargyarg · 17 pointsr/videos

In case you didn't know, car glass is actually lamenated glass, which is why it's so hard to break. Obviously you wouldn't want it to be as brittle as regular glass, otherwise every time your window got hit by a rock doing 50mph, it would break.

Although it wouldn't have helped much in this scenario if the owners of the car had one (probably would have helped if someone else had one in their car), there are many tools on the market designed specifically to break car glass. It's a VERY good idea to buy such a tool in the event that your car goes into the drink or any other event happens in which you need to break your own car window fast. Such tools are as follows:

Imagine, instead of a kid being stuck in the car, you lost control of your car and went into a river. You can't get your window open because of the pressure differential and you need to get out, QUICK! There's a problem, though: it took a 250lbs man and a massive pipe multiple tries to break the window from the outside, how the fuck are you going to do it with nothing to help from the inside? Seriously, buy something like the above, keep it in your car. You may never need it but wouldn't you rather spend 20 bucks on something you never use than not spend 20 bucks on something and die as a result?

u/MagicWishMonkey · 9 pointsr/pics
u/amelia_sucks · 9 pointsr/Austin

a Lifehammer is what you're looking for. Has a seatbelt cutter too.

u/dirtyfries · 8 pointsr/teslamotors
u/TurboSalsa · 8 pointsr/houston

I bought one of these after the last big storm, just in case.

u/KidzKlub · 8 pointsr/CFB
u/rbeach · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

> Long story short, carry a hunting knife of some sort (crappy pocket knives may not cut well enough) in general to deal with being trapped by your seatbelt, as opposed to not using it and just getting thrown clear of the car to die a different way.

Or buy one of these:

u/huge_douche · 7 pointsr/NewOrleans

No worries. anyone who drives over a body of water no matter how small should have a safety hammer in the car. 14 dollars that could save you!

u/Filifa · 7 pointsr/Adulting

People have died from not being able to get out of their car. Don't make that mistake.

u/cmbyrd · 6 pointsr/motorcycles

That's the good advice, here is mine.

u/Zumorito · 5 pointsr/Unexpected

Surprisingly it doesn't take much force at all with the right tool.

Ninja rocks:


u/samtabar · 5 pointsr/askscience

I have a LifeHammer in my car. I've never used it and hopefully I never will.

u/Icanopen · 5 pointsr/phoenix

Hammers suck at breaking car windows, unless you have a Lifehammer and we should all have one of these. A lot of accidents incapacitate the vehicle and the personnel. also if you get stuck in a flash flood or flooding your windows will not roll down and it is impossible to get the door open.

u/academician · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I'd recommend getting a multitool or something that looks like you got it at a hardware store. Or if you're serious about having something to break your windows in an emergency, maybe something designed for that purpose like this or this.

u/Moistened_Nugget · 4 pointsr/WTF

Get yourself one of these. Hopefully it'll never come in handy. There are plenty of cheaper versions, this was just the first one that popped up

u/Zediac · 3 pointsr/AskReddit
  • Car emergency tool

  • Small first aid kit

  • Emergency kit with blanket, spare clothes (warm ones if you live in cold climates), bottles of water, basic food, flashlight, reflectors/flares, etc

  • Jumper cables

  • Tire iron

  • Spare auto fluids

  • Good multitool

  • Slip on ice cleats if you live in cold climates.

  • Kitty litter for snow/ice
u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/WTF

Here is an overview of the episode. I was wrong about the spark plug pieces - that's a different episode.

By the way, the LifeHammer is $15 from I'm not affilitated - just think they're incredibly important for personal safety.

u/poorsoi · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

The specialized tools I've seen don't go loosely into the glove box or console; they're in a bracket that you mount somewhere accessible.

*edited to add an example: LifeHammer

u/jinxed_07 · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

I think the adrenaline rush of having your car slowly being incased by water should provide more then enough strength to rip out the window shattering tool. In any case, this comes with a mounting bracket so it can be securely affixed to any part of the car, so your argument is invalid. There is no reason for the tool to be in the glove box in the first place.

u/kpthunder · 3 pointsr/pics

And this is why I keep a life hammer in my car. I was unfortunate enough to have to use it one time. Story from this comment:

>Back in November I drove into water and the car started sinking. Doors wouldn't open due to pressure. I had a lifehammer in the car and I know that is the only reason I was able to get out.

> The Mythbusters originally said that you just have to wait for the cabin to fill with water. After revisiting and determining that in real world uncontrolled conditions that it just isn't likely you'll have that long, I decided to buy the lifehammer.

> Best $15 I've ever spent.

Edit: It appears to be my cake day. Yum.

u/merc08 · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

Glove box, if you are tall enough to reliably reach it.

There are also various retention mounts you can get and a fix somewhere within reach. This window breaker has one included, but there are also generic types available elsewhere.

u/TheRipePunani · 2 pointsr/TheVampireDiaries

Well, by that logic (not that yours is flawed or anything, you have a valid point) Matt should have just bought a Lifehammer and none of this would have happened.

PSA: Which by the way, if you don't have a Lifehammer in your vehicle, please buy one. It could mean the difference in the event you crash in a body of water. You won't have vampire blood to bring you back once you're gone.

No, I don't work for Lifehammer.

u/sweatyfatguy1 · 2 pointsr/pics

Which is exactly why I keep one of these securely fastened within reaching distance of the driver's seat.

There's also this which clips onto your keychain.

u/infinitree · 2 pointsr/videos

I clicked the link, read the description, and figured I'd read the comments before proceeding. I can't as deep of a mind-fuck as everyone is describing, right now. One good thing has come from this, though. My Amazon cart now has a vehicle fire extinguisher queued up for purchase. My wife and I already have the LifeHammer. Can't believe I never thought of getting a fire extinguisher.

u/Paul_Swanson · 2 pointsr/VEDC

Mine is: Don't die.

What could kill me in minutes?

  • Fire/drowning: LifeHammer to get out of the car
  • Blood loss: Israeli Bandage

    In a few hours?

  • Emergency blankets
  • Regular blankets
  • Hand warmers

    Other general tools

  • Headlamp - ever change a tire in the dark?
  • Folding saw - small fallen trees
u/oryxic · 2 pointsr/WTF

Are you being facetious, or do you really think you can break a car window with your bare hands, Rambo? From personal experience, car windows are tough, and I had to really work at it to crack one with a tire iron. The average person can't just punch it and have it fall apart. The glass is tempered.

That's why they make these suckers for if you're in an accident and trapped in your car:

u/sageroux · 2 pointsr/news

I literally have a glass shattering + seatbelt cutter tool in my console. I bought it when I discovered I could not easily detach my car's headrests. $15 was a low price for my own peace of mind.

u/ltx · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Emergency hammer is your friend in this situation.

u/fuzzby · 2 pointsr/JusticePorn

They are made of similar types of glass but the thickness and curve will be different. Front wind shields are made of laminate glass and the rest of the windows are made of tempered glass. Also, a fixed and curved glass will have significantly more structural integrity than a movable flat one.

It only looks like it comes apart easily because the method used to break it could only be accomplished with a partially open window. With regards to the safety in breaking auto glass in emergency situations I highly recommend having one of these in your glove compartment:

u/Uberhypnotoad · 2 pointsr/Survival

For the car, get something that can smash the window safely and cut a seatbelt.

For a knife, I, personally, would not go with anything swiss army. If you want a multitool, then a leatherman or gerber tend to be more useful. (primarily pliers rather than primarily knife) Ideally, I'd recommend a simple non-folding full-hilt knife for the blade component. Hinges are a common point of failure and when you're trying to rely on your blade, the last thing you want is for it to break off, or worse, fold onto your hand. Fixed blades are more reliable and safer to use.

u/calvin521 · 1 pointr/WTF

Life Hammer

It has a sharp point so a good hit will shatter that glass like nothing else.

u/dumb_ants · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Do what I did and buy one of these for each of your cars.

u/Cuz_Im_TFK · 1 pointr/knives

I carried a victorinox for years, and they're nice because they're so compact, but I find their blade/tool locking (if they have it) to be flimsy and unreliable. I also really like having pliers, which you don't get with a swiss army style pocket knife. I made the switch to butterfly-style multitools and have never looked back.

My personal recommendation is to check out this butterfly-style Gerber Multi-Tool The Multi-Plier. This is the model I have and I absolutely love it. I've had it for a few years now and it works and looks like new. Really solid tool-locking, easy releases, very nice spring-loaded pliers, and I've never needed a tool that's on the more expensive ones but not this one. And on top of that, it's only $22 on Amazon. right now, which is just unbeatable in terms of value (I think I paid 40 for mine).

As far as an actual knife goes, I firmly believe that you should always use a dedicated folder instead of a multi-tool if you're going to be using it a lot or for critical applications. And for that, you really can't go wrong with a Benchmade with an Axis lock. It's far and away the best knife lock on the planet and the only one I trust my fingers to. I remember seeing a video where they resistance tested a Benchmade, and when the pneumatic thingamabob got up to 1200 pounds of positive load, the blade snapped before the axis lock did.

My personal recommendation for a Benchmade is the classic 710 in D2 steel. This is my EDC (the Gerber stays in the car) and I use it every day. I remember the day I got it I held a piece of printer paper, freely hanging, with one hand and and then sliced it in half just by lightly pulling my 710 through it. I remember thinking I could NEVER have done that with my swiss army knife—I was hooked. I literally have absolutely zero complaints about it. I can't think up a single downside to this knife. It's as close as you can get to perfect IMO.

Its Knifecenter page claims that it can support 200 pounds of negative load (pushing on the back of the knife towards your fingers) and that even when it fails, it crumples instead of just being released onto your fingers. Mine has never failed on me (you have to be doing something seriously wrong to put 200 pounds of negative load on a folder). And finally, beware counterfeit Benchmades. The out-of-production butterfly knives are the most commonly forged knives, but you should still make sure you buy from a reputable vendor like Knifecenter just to be safe.

And finally, /u/ElBomberoLoco is right about car escape tools. Get a dedicated one of those too—there's no reason to have it on your multitool, and I wouldn't trust one that was added as an afterthought anyway. Just spend the $15 and pick up a real LifeHammer. This thing is tried and tested and has overwhelmingly positive reviews. This is the kind of thing you go name-brand and dedicated-hardware for. I linked the glow-in-the-dark one, but you can save a few bucks by going with the non-glowy one. (Beware: the "Car Hammer" on Amazon is a cheap knockoff of the LifeHammer. It still probably works, but it's not worth saving the $5-6).

Hope this was helpful. Let us know what you end up buying!



So, TL;DR:

For a multitool, look into the Gerber Multi-Plier. For a knife, any axis-lock Benchmade should be fine, but seriously consider the 710. For a car escape tool, go with dedicated-hardware from a reputable vendor that's well-tested and has good reviews, like the original LifeHammer. Beware knockoffs.

u/zyzzogeton · 1 pointr/funny

Liquid NO2 followed by one of these on a 2 foot long pipe extension

Gone in 60 seconds.

u/agup48 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This, the LifeHammer, it's one of those items you wish you never have to use, I want it because I have read horror stories about idiot parent/guardians who leave their pets/children in the cars, as an's one of those things I want in those desperate times.

u/gitoffamychest · 1 pointr/AskMen

I have:

u/brad-corp · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

An actually helpful LPT would be to buy one of these tools that are actually designed to smash windows and keep it somewhere within reach of the driver's seat.

u/SlimTeezy · 1 pointr/HumansBeingBros

Everyone should invest in a window breaking tool for emergencies such as this. Many of them have seatbelt cutters built in if it gets jammed too.

Lifehammer Emergency Tool Orange

u/wpm · 1 pointr/chicago

Yeah if cyclists were legally allowed to simply smash a window on any car parked in a bike lane I imagine the practice would end rather quickly.

u/chairmaker45 · 1 pointr/houston

Everything depends on needs and money. What are you looking for and how much do you want to spend? Is it just you or do you have a family? What's the maximum amount of time you want to spend commuting to/from work? I assume you're going to rent at first but will you be looking to buy a house or condo?

Cars are a necessity here. The public transportation system in Houston is poor. There are buses but the city is so spread out (larger in area than London) that they're often not practical due to the time it takes to get from point to point. There is a light rail system but it's centered on downtown Houston and wont help you in Hedwig.

The big headline here in Houston right now is rain. A lot of rain. Measured at IAH airport, we've had 38" of rain so far this year. 20" above normal. It comes in insane bursts which causes a lot of localized flooding. Houston handles it fairly well but there are some areas where flooding into homes and businesses has been a problem. The real danger is flooding on low lying roads. Especially within the freeway system. Do not drive into high water! And get a glass breaking tool like this or this.

u/freakofnatur · 0 pointsr/Whatisthis

Try this:

Same price as a cheesy pocket knife, and you get a bonus hammer.

Also note that one reviewer actually tried cutting a seat-belt with this, and it was hard with this purpose built device with a strong handle. My guess is that the flimsy letter opener would be sketchy at best, but better than nothing.

u/originalone · 0 pointsr/bicycling

or carry around one of these

u/_frank_dux_ · 0 pointsr/news

Wouldn't it have been easier to break a window rather than the windshield? Either way, I bought one of these in case I ever see a dog or a child left in a car during sweltering heat with the windows rolled up.

u/CanardConfit · -8 pointsr/videos

Fancy? no much faster and safer than a baton? Yes. Oh and the "ninja rocks" are made from the body of the spark plug not the tip as you said previously. Sorry what was the point point of your copy/paste response??