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Cutting Rope at a height Answered

Hey guys,

I need to cut down a banner on the second story on a side of a building. The banner is held by 4 string/ropes at each corner and I do not have access to a ladder. What would you suggest is the best way to do this?

I thought of putting a scissors on the end of a long stick and devising a string pulley system to operate the scissors from the bottom. Like have the scissors open and position them with the rope between the shears. Then I would just pull on the string to snap them shut.

What do you think? Any better ideas??

Thanks!

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Flintlock
Flintlock

9 years ago

Do you have any way to get on top of the building?

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shieldliger101
shieldliger101

Reply 9 years ago

Nope. I was also thinking of attaching scissors to a mouse trap

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

A mouse trap won't have enough power to close the scissors and cut the rope.

You'll be better off with a serrated knife on a pole, sawing through the rope.

If you want to "snip", though, try adding a lever at right-angles to the scissor handle, and pulling at that with a rope.