Bolt Cutters

Bolt cutters, also sometimes known as bolt croppers, are used for cutting bolts, chains, padlocks and wire rope. Stronger than wire cutters, bolt cutters can cut metal piping and chains that are thicker and stronger, such as padlocks, wire fencing, linked chains and thick wire mesh. Available in a range of sizes depending on the scale of material to cut, larger cutters offer greater lever length for the user requiring less force on tougher materials. The metal construction offers a strong and reliable tool often paired with rubber coated tubular handles for added comfort and grip.

At RS Components, we stock bolt cutters ranging in size, from 160mm to 1050mm in overall length, and ranging in cutting capacity, from 4mm to 18mm. You will find products from leading brands such as Irwin, Knipex, Facom, and RS PRO.

What are bolt cutters used for?

Bolt cutters are used across a variety of industries and applications. Wherever there is a thicker metal component needing to be cut, from padlocks to chain-link fencing, bolt cutters will prove themselves useful. Whether you need to cut bolts to have a flush end or cut steel cable, rope or even chains to size, these combination cutters are a fantastic manual solution. They are often used by many tradespeople, including maintenance engineers, plumbers, janitors and groundsmen, shipping industry workers, builders and farmers, and are also used by members of the emergency services when performing rescues.

Why use bolt cutters?

Bolt cutters are ideal for when you need to cut through heavy-duty metal. They provide a strong cutting force, helped by their long handles, which allows more torque to be generated and therefore results in a stronger cutting action. Bolt cutters make cutting through metal quick and easy and are available in a range of lengths, all of which are portable.

What can they cut?

  • Steel - piping, bolts, chains, etc.
  • Wire mesh - such as fences or enclosures.
  • Concrete form ties
  • Cables
  • Chains
  • Bolts
  • Padlocks

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 41 products
Results per page
Description Price Overall Length Cutting Capacity Material
RS Stock No. 668-5865
BrandRS PRO
$89.19
Each
units
18 in 7 mm Bolt; 8 mm Cable; 3.5 mm Wire Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 771-9237
BrandRS PRO
$284.10
Each
units
660 mm 10 mm Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 771-9240
BrandRS PRO
$182.51
Each
units
457 mm 7 mm Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 136-6989
BrandRS PRO
$225.46
Each
units
620 mm 9 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 771-9231
BrandRS PRO
$325.84
Each
units
813 mm 13 mm Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 136-6990
BrandRS PRO
$293.10
Each
units
780 mm 11 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 136-6992
BrandRS PRO
$366.70
Each
units
900 mm 13 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 136-6988
BrandRS PRO
$176.34
Each
units
460 mm 8 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 705-5943
Mfr. Part No.71 31 200
BrandKnipex
$102.36
Each
units
200 mm 6 mm Soft Wire, 5.2 mm Medium Wire, 4 mm Hard Wire, 3.6 mm Piano Wire Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 727-6728
Mfr. Part No.71 72 460
BrandKnipex
$252.19
Each
units
460 mm 8 mm HRC19; 6 mm HRC40; 5 mm HRC 48 Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 727-6724
Mfr. Part No.71 12 200
BrandKnipex
$75.35
Each
units
200 mm 6 mm Soft Wire, 5.2 mm Medium Wire, 4 mm Hard Wire, 3.6 mm Piano Wire Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 222-2577
Mfr. Part No.71 01 200
BrandKnipex
$110.17
Each
units
200 mm 6 mm Soft Wire, 5.2 mm Medium Wire, 4 mm Hard Wire, 3.6 mm Piano Wire Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 705-5940
Mfr. Part No.71 21 200 RS
BrandKnipex
$90.07
Each
units
200 mm 6 mm Soft Wire, 5.2 mm Medium Wire, 4 mm Hard Wire, 3.6 mm Piano Wire Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 452-8928
Mfr. Part No.TBC924H
BrandIrwin
$391.00
Each
units
610 mm 4 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 124-5831
Mfr. Part No.71 02 200 T
BrandKnipex
$101.76
Each
units
200 mm 6 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel
RS Stock No. 705-9084
Mfr. Part No.990.BF4
BrandFacom
$446.68
Each
units
1050 mm 10 → 18 mm Chrome
RS Stock No. 687-9984
Mfr. Part No.2820VBC
BrandBahco
$399.07
Each
units
630 mm 9; 8; 7 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 452-8934
Mfr. Part No.TBC930H
BrandIrwin
$488.28
Each
units
760 mm 9.5 mm Steel
RS Stock No. 705-9074
Mfr. Part No.990.BF0
BrandFacom
$124.50
Each
units
450 mm 5.5 → 7 mm -
RS Stock No. 705-9087
Mfr. Part No.990.BF2
BrandFacom
$202.08
Each
units
750 mm 8 → 13 mm -
Related Products
Knipex Co Bolt XL Compact Bolt Cutter For ...
Description:
Knipex Co Bolt XL Compact Bolt Cutter For powerful cutting of larger cross-sections and hard materials Two-hand operation for maximum cutting force60% less effort required compared to high leverage diagonal cutters of the same size40-fold increase of manual force due ...
pliers black atramentized, handles plastic coated Specially suitable ...
Description:
pliers black atramentized, handles plastic coated Specially suitable for small hands Precision cutting edges for soft and hard wire as well as piano wire Cuts components such as bolts, nails, rivets etc. up to Ø 4.4 mm Most efficient joint ...
Compact, lightweight tool with demultiplication system designed to ...
Description:
Compact, lightweight tool with demultiplication system designed to cut hard and semi-hard wire: piano wire, bolts, rivets, pins and nails, etc Forged, hardened blades Cutting capacity: - Piano wire: max diameter 2 mm to 200 kg/mm². - Soft wire: max. ...
Bolt cutter Bolt cutter with interchangeable forged head ...
Description:
Bolt cutter Bolt cutter with interchangeable forged head and ergonomic handgrips for cutting round materialsHead and jaws are manufactured in high-strength chrome-vanadium steel.The 450 mm-long model features an offset nut for easy adjustment and sharpening. Bolt cutter with interchangeable forged ...