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BrandH.K. PorterMilwaukeeH.K. PorterH.K. Porter
NameCenter Cut Spring Return Compact Bolt Cutter14 in. Bolt Cutter With 5/16 in. Max Cut Capacity14 in. PowerPivot Center Cut Double Compound Action Bolt Cutter18 in. Powerlink Center Cut Bolt Cutter
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Cut Hardened Steel Padlocks
These 24" bolt cutters went through two padlocks left on my house from the previous owners. No problems at all with the bolt cutters. It was so much easier than I thought it was going to be.
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    Cuts through cattle or “livestock” panels like butter! I wondered how hard it would be for me, a ...
    Cuts through cattle or “livestock” panels like butter! I wondered how hard it would be for me, a 30-something woman, to use. I tried this out on a screw first. No issues whatsoever!
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    Perfect Tool
    I bought this tool to cut the springs of a king side mattress in small pieces. I made many cuts. The frame wire was hard. With this tool it was very easy. And after many cuts it is still like new. Worth the price.
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      6 found this review helpful
      I have, on occasion, needed a larger bolt cutter than the one I currently own. This 30" cutter w...
      I have, on occasion, needed a larger bolt cutter than the one I currently own. This 30" cutter will definitely do the job - see picture comparison. This bolt cutter will cut soft metals up to 1/2" in diameter and hard metals up to 3/8" in diameter. At 30" in length, you have the leverage you need for those thicker cuts. You also have comfort grips handles. This is a beast of a bolt cutter that should take care of the majority of your cutting needs.
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      I ordered and received my Milwaukee 18 in. bolt cutters about a month ago. This is a tool that I ...
      I ordered and received my Milwaukee 18 in. bolt cutters about a month ago. This is a tool that I won’t be using frequently, but when needed, it is handier than getting my grinding tool out and putting a metal cutting blade on it. As a test, I took a few ¼ “tapcon masonry screws and used them to see how my new cutter would work. With a minimal effort I was able to cut the screws with no problem. After cutting the screws I checked the hardened cutting jaws and there was no visible damage. In summary, the Milwaukee bolt cutters were able to cut through their stated maximum cut capacity (1/4”) with little effort and there was no visible damage. I have several Milwaukee tools at home that have always worked well for me and my new bolt cutters seem to be of the same high quality.
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      2 found this review helpful
      These are the bolt cutters I always wanted. I got another set over a year ago but they were too b...
      These are the bolt cutters I always wanted. I got another set over a year ago but they were too big and bulky. This one is just right. It is heavy enough to cut a bolt up to 3/8" in size but small enough to easily handle. If you need to cut a bolt or you need to cut a pad lock this is the tool for you. It is also Milwaukee brand which I always appreciate. I have a number of Milwaukee tools in my shop.
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      You better have some muscles if you are planning to use the Milwaukee 30 in. Bolt Cutter to cut a...
      You better have some muscles if you are planning to use the Milwaukee 30 in. Bolt Cutter to cut a ½ inch bolt. Before getting the Milwaukee 30-inch bolt cutter, I had a 14-inch bolt cutter to remove barb wire strung across my property. That was easy work cutting soft 1/8-inch barb wire. I had a chance to get the 30-inch bolt cutter and I thought that would complete my cutter options. I wanted to put the 30-inch bolt cutter to a test and just happened to have a short length of ½ inch all thread rod. The cutters cut the ½ inch bolt, but it took a special setup and body weight to shear the bolt (see the attached pictures). I suppose if you are built like a body builder, cutting a ½ bolt might not be very hard. For me it took some work. I also cut a ¼ inch diameter piece of mild steel and that I could do with arm strength. I was able to cut the bolt, but where the bolt was cut, it was a beveled. To use the remaining length of all thread I had to grind the end of the rod using a bench grinder. I also had to use a ½ inch nut to back off the end of the all thread to clean up the threads. I suppose, if you are cutting a piece of chain or maybe a lock the shape of the cut doesn’t matter. I have not cut enough large bolts to know how important this is, but the Milwaukee Cutters have 2 special cam bolts to adjust the spacing of cutter jaw. I took some pictures of the cam bolts. I also showed the assembly of the jaws where the cam bolts are located. I give the bolt cutter a 5 out of 5 stars for cutting that ½ inch bolt. But at the same time, I think I will probably be using a Sawzall with a high strength carbide blade like the Milwaukee Torch metal cutting blade for the next ½ bolt I need to cut.
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      5 found this review helpful
      I have a 30-ft. long heavy duty chain, at my farm. I use it to pull fallen trees out of the creek...
      I have a 30-ft. long heavy duty chain, at my farm. I use it to pull fallen trees out of the creek. I had a solidly rusted quick link, with a 5/16" diameter steel thickness, I wanted to remove. I used this SUPER HEAVY DUTY bolt cutter to remove it. I also had a heavily rusted 7/16" dia. steel threaded bolt, that was attached to another coupler. I also cut off that bolt using this bolt cutter. Because the bolt was hardened steel, I had to lay one of the bolt cutter handles on the ground and push down on the other handle, to cut through the bolt. The bolt cutter's steel blade cutting edges, were not marred, or damaged, in any way, after the cuts. The overall length, of the bolt cutter, is 31 1/8". The 1 5/8" length of the steel cutting blades, provided plenty of cutting surface. The long steel handles gave me lots of leverage for cutting. The ribbed, non-slip grips, at the ends of the handles, are 7 1/2" long & comfortable to hold onto. The grips have 3/8" dia. reinforced holes, near the ends of the handles, I found handy for hanging this heavy tool. The bolt lock did not loosen, was easy to access & adjust. This is a highest quality tool.
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      3 found this review helpful
      This is my first bolt cutter and probably the last one I'll ever need. Construction is super stu...
      This is my first bolt cutter and probably the last one I'll ever need. Construction is super sturdy and it does not flex at all. It is pretty heavy, but that is to be expected given it's size. The blades are adjustable to some degree and there's also an adjustment for the arm closure. So far I've cut a few old padlocks with it, small bolts (under 3/8"), chain link fencing, and, for testing purposes, I tried cutting a piece of 3/8" rebar. I'll admit that even with the leverage that the long arms provide, it took some serious effort, but it got the job done. Always remember to wear safety glasses and gloves. The small piece of rebar that I cut went flying about 10 feet!
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      2 found this review helpful
      Good set of bolt cutters. Cut through a 1/4" bolt no problem at all. I next tried a 1/2" galvaniz...
      Good set of bolt cutters. Cut through a 1/4" bolt no problem at all. I next tried a 1/2" galvanized lag bolt. No matter how hard I tried I could not cut the bolt. Keep in mind that 1/2" is the upper limit. The larger the item the softer the metal needs to be. Someone with a little more strength might have made it... I received these MILWAUKEE 30 IN. BOLT CUTTER WITH 1/2 IN. MAX CUT CAPACITY for free to write this review.
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