New Line of Milwaukee Bolt Cutters – Some Featuring POWERMOVE Extendable Arms

Milwaukee just announced a new line of bolt cutters ranging in 14 inch and 24 inch sizes. Of course Milwaukee wouldn’t be Milwaukee if they didn’t innovate by adding some additional feature or function to their hand tools and they did it again by adding extendable arms on their bolt cutters labeled as POWERMOVE. The extendable arms allow the handles to extend thus giving the user more leverage. More leverage equals easier cutting action.

Not all their bolt cutters offer the extendable arms. At the time of writing they offer 4 bolt cutters, two regular bolt cutters in 14 and 24 inch and two extendable arm bolt cutters under the POWERMOVE name in 14 and 24 inch sizes.

According to Milwaukee, the 14 inch regular bolt cutters are available now while we have to wait until May 2018 for the 24 inch regular model and wait until July 2018 for the two POWERMOVE extendable arm versions.

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Full Press release below:

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Hand Tool offering with the addition of Bolt Cutters. Available in 14” and 24”, the new bolt cutters are designed with forged steel blades and bolts that won’t loosen – translating to more cuts and longer life. Also included in the lineup are two adaptable bolt cutters with POWERMOVE™ Extendable Arms, allowing the user to extend the arms for more power and versatility.

“When it comes to bolt cutters, the durability of the jaws and bolts are everything to the user. Today’s solutions have blades that commonly wear or pit, impairing cut performance, and their pivot bolts have a tendency to loosen and fall out resulting in premature tool failure,” said Derek Rose, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “To address these needs, we designed our new bolt cutters with forged steel blades that are custom heat treated for maximum durability and feature a bolt lock that keeps the fasteners tight so the user can stay productive.”

To achieve more power and leverage during a cut, users often step up to a larger sized bolt cutter or use a cheater bar. In addition, many users use their hips or shoulders to stabilize the tool so a second hand can help close the tool or hold the cut material. This need for large additional tools and additional maneuvering can be a productivity killer. To alleviate this frustration, the Adaptable Bolt Cutters – 14” and 24” – have POWERMOVE™ Extendable Arms for up to 30% more cutting power. In addition, all the new bolt cutters are tether-ready.

With the introduction of the new Bolt Cutters, Milwaukee Tool demonstrates its commitment to delivering hand tool solutions that increase productivity and are built to withstand even the toughest jobsites.

Milwaukee® Bolt Cutter Lineup

14” Bolt Cutter (48-22-4014) – Available Now!

  • Max Capacity: 5/16”
  • Max Hardness: 48RHC

24” Bolt Cutter (48-22-4024) – Available May 2018

  • Max Capacity: 7/16”
  • Max Hardness: 48RHC

14” Adaptable Bolt Cutter w/ POWERMOVE™ Extendable Arms (48-22-4114) – Available July 2018

  • Max Capacity: 5/16”
  • Max Hardness: 48RHC

24” Adaptable Bolt Cutter w/ POWERMOVE™ Extendable Arms (48-22-4124) – Available July 2018

  • Max Capacity: 7/16”
  • Max Hardness: 48RHC

About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Whether it is through their world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool products, Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit

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