Can tungsten rings be cut off?
Most hospitals and clinics have medical equipment that will break off
or snap a tungsten ring in an emergency. Many people think that
tungsten rings are indestructible, they are not. It is true that they
are one of the hardest materials on the planet, but that being said,
there is also no give to them. In other words, these rings will either
not damage at all or break in half... Either one or the other, not
We sometimes hear of tungsten rings as snapping in half.
So, what these hospitals and clinics have in place is a tool that is
almost like a vice grip and with one twist a certain way, the tungsten
ring will snap off.
So have no fear. Your finger will not be a
gonner if something happens that you need it removed in an emergency -
in fact, the tungsten ring might be the one that saves your finger!
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Watch the video below to show how a tungsten ring can be cut off.