A pair of bolt croppers are often a stand alone tool, much like a wood planer. Sometimes referred to as bolt croppers, they're a rigid hand tool that's designed to cut through metal. Chain, wire, mesh, locks - anything that requires a strong cutting jaw and brute force, then it's chain or lock cutters that will get the job done.
Like a pry bar, they're found on many a construction site, they're also useful to have around the home. It's surprising how handy they can be when you've got them around and they're often the better choice when it comes to using a grinder or hacksaw.
The five best power bolt cutters are featured below. They're all best sellers, popular and great value for money. All are hard working, durable and resilient and will pay you back every time you come up against some troublesome metal.