Wear safety glasses when cutting.
If it is necessary to cut electrical cable or wire which
When using bolt cutters, make sure your fingers are
is already installed, be sure that the power is dis-
clear of the jaws and hinges.
connected before using the cable cutter on it.
Take care that the bolt head or piece of rod cut off
Bolt cutters are fairly heavy, so make sure that they
does not fly and injure you or someone else. When
are stored in a safe place where they will not fall and
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 fly.
USING CENTER CUT CUTTERS
WHEN USING BOLT CUTTERS, MAKE
SURE YOUR FINGERS ARE CLEAR OF
THE JAWS AND HINGES. WEAR EYE
Never attempt to cut spring wire or other
tempered metal with bolt cutters. This will
cause the jaws to be sprung or nicked.
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.
Clamp or steady the work if unattached before cut-
ting, to prevent the cutters from slipping.
Dry hands and handles of cutter before using to
4 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