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What is a bolt cutter?



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Bolt Cutter

It's a tool made like a pair of scissors. Rather heavy duty, used to cut chain, locks, bolts, ect.

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A bolt cutter is not a scissors. Scissors make a shear cut, have the blades inverted to each other and work with a simple pivot. Bolt cutters typically have their blades directly opposite each other and they close together. They have long handles and short blades, with compound hinges to maximize leverage and cutting force.