Wear safety glasses when cutting.
When using bolt cutters, make sure your fingers are
clear of the jaws and hinges.
Take care that the bolt head or piece of rod cut off
does not fly and injure you or someone else. When
the cutters are brought together rapidly, sometimes
a bolt-head or piece of rod being cut off will fly some
distance. The harder the material, the more it will
If it is necessary to cut electrical cable or wire which
is already installed, be sure that the power is
disconnected before using the cable cutter on it.
Bolt cutters are fairly heavy, so make sure that they
are stored in a safe place where they will not fall and
USING CENTER CUT CUTTERS
MAKE SURE YOUR FINGERS ARE
CLEAR OF THE JAWS AND HINGES.
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
Never attempt to cut spring wire or
cutters. This will cause the jaws to
be sprung or nicked.
Clamp or steady the work if unattached before
cutting, to prevent the cutters from slipping.
Dry hands and handles of cutter before using to
Position the work as far back as possible into the
jaws, to prevent damage to the jaws as well as to
reduce the pressure required for cutting.
Use extreme care when using cutter
to avoid catching any part of the
body or clothes between handles as
pressure is applied to them.
Stand at a right angle to the work being cut and
apply steady pressure to the handles until the work
has been cut off. Do not pry or twist with the
handles while cutting.