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Q: Trying to find a power tool I saw on TV ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Trying to find a power tool I saw on TV
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sfeldner-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 12 Nov 2002 21:53 PST
Expires: 12 Dec 2002 21:53 PST
Question ID: 106634
I was watching the TV show "24" and in the last episode, the Police
used a Cordless Bolt Cutter to cut off a couple of padlocks.  It
appeared to be slightly larger than a cordless drill and had by-pass
blades which seemed to be at least 3/8" thick.  Judging by the speed I
would have to guess that the drive mechanism was hydraulic.  I am
looking for the manufacturer(s) of such a cordless tool and/or where
they might be for sale.
Subject: Re: Trying to find a power tool I saw on TV
Answered By: legolas-ga on 12 Nov 2002 22:27 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi sfeldner,

Thanks for asking your question on Google Answers! I've found some
tools that seem to be exactly what you describe from the TV show.

I found a site that seems to have a wide range of cordless, handheld,
power-drill looking cutting tools. Their website is:

You may also be interested in handheld hydraulic cutters that are
operated with two hands.

I was also able to find some safety information on hydraulic cutters

I hope one of these items are what you are looking for. Please feel
free to ask for clarification prior to rating this answer!

Thanks again for using Google Answers.

Search terms used:
"hydraulic cutter"

Request for Answer Clarification by sfeldner-ga on 13 Nov 2002 14:10 PST
This site does appear to have the tools I am looking for but they are
in the UK.  Can you find any dealers in the US, particularly in my
area (Minneapolis)

Clarification of Answer by legolas-ga on 13 Nov 2002 14:55 PST
I was able to find a few places in the US that might have what you
Seems to sell cutting type tools of the sort you're looking for.

There's also the Google Directory at:
which may have links to sites that might have what you're looking for.

Specifically, you can take a look at:
to see if they have what you want.

There just really isn't a lot of places that offer cordless, battery
operated, hydraulic cutting tools :)

I'll keep looking, and if I find something else, I'll let you know.
But, for now, that's about as good as I can seem to do...

Search terms:

Hydraulic Cut
Hydraulic Cutters
battery powered hyrdraulic cutters
sfeldner-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your help.  This answer is right on the money.

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