EMI Finger Ring Cutter. So I put on a few pounds after I got married. I can deal with that. But when I found I could no longer wedge my wedding ring off my finger, that’s when I started to panic. I heard all the folk remedies: butter, soap, Crisco, and even a dental floss technique that my doctor devised, but nothing would get that ring off. It had to be cut. But much to my surprise, no one cuts off rings for fear of taking off fingers along the way. Only emergency rooms have the tools to do it, and no way was I going to pay that kind of cash for such a simple job. It took months before I realized I could do the job myself by buying a cutter online — they cost less than 10 bucks! The device is fearsome, with a spinning blade powered by a thumbscrew, but I was undaunted. After 20 minutes of work, I had that sucker off. Fabulous. Now I can eat all I want.
A couple of clarifications from someone who’s wielded this weapon professionally:
– the dental floss technique has been around a long time, and works
– if the ring is unbendable, cuts at opposite sides are needed
– if it’s that hard, it’ll take more than 20 minutes and expect to be sore afterwards
– although a dull blade, if you have to make a second cut, the first one can cut you