A bolt cutter is a tool used for cutting chains, padlocks, bolts and wire mesh. The original use for bolt cutters was as the name suggests cutting bolt seals from shipping containers at the delivery point.
It has long handles and short blades, with compound hinges to maximize leverage and cutting force.
It is used to cut steel up to 20mm.
A typical bot cutter yields 20 kilonewtons of cutting force for a 250 newtonsforce on the handles.
It has a maximum cutting diameter of between 12 – 20mm.
Safety Equipment suggested:
• Ear Plugs