Can Tungsten Rings Be Cut Off?

Can tungsten rings be cut off?

Yes.  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 both. 

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.