About Bolt & Wire Cutters & Crimpers
Padlocks are a great solution to secure storage shed doors together or a bicycle to a fence. But sometimes, the key gets lost or the combination forgotten and opening these metal locks seems nearly impossible. Cutting through the metal is much easier when enlisting the help of special cutting tools designed to do exactly that.
Bolt cutters are heavy duty hand tools that can cut through padlocks, screws, fences and more. In general, the longer the handles are the more force you can apply to finish the job.
Wire cutters and crimping tools, or “crimpers” also come in handy when you have to make new electrical connections as they help you strip down and reveal better conditioned wire strands and securely attach them to each other.
And if you are working with thicker wires or even rope, cable cutters provide more power to see the cut through. For more advice on choosing the right cutting tools according to the types of materials you’re working with, visit your local Ace.