Sick of carrying around bulky bolt cutters? This year Greenlee’s introducing a small and lightweight, battery-powered steel cutter. You could call the ETS12 battery-powered bolt cutters, but that wouldn’t really do the tool justice. The ETS12 can cut grade 8 bolts, threaded rod, grade 40 rebar, steel rod, ground rods, copper and aluminum cable, guy strand, aircraft cable, and other mild steel.
Greenlee designed this steel cutter to be very portable, at 4lbs and only 14-3/8″ long. It’s fast too — it’ll cut a 1/2″ diameter common bolt in four to five seconds. The compact cutter head swivels 350° to make cuts in hard to reach places. You can stop the cut at any point and retract the ram, or the ram will automatically retract after finishing the cut. With two batteries and up to 100 cuts per charge, don’t worry about running out of juice before the job is done.
With the ETS12 Greenlee will include two 9.6V Ni-Cad batteries; a molded carrying case; and a 12V, 120V, or 230V one-hour battery charger. As far as we can find, Greenlee hasn’t released any pricing information — in fact, there’s very little information about the ETS12 anywhere yet except Greenlee’s website.