Shears Mystery Solved

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Okay, earlier we were speculating about the “giant shears” BP used to cut that pipe this morning. And I even wondered if they might need to contract with a giant squid to operate a pair of scissors 5,000 feet under water. Alas, the reality seems more prosaic. TPM Reader MS sends in a video of what one of these things looks like — albeit, in this case a hydraulic shears being used on land. Video after the jump …Go to 4:20 in to see what it looks like …

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