I need to cut several 1.5m hoops of 4mm thick galvanised steel wire. What's the best tool to do this at a decent pace?

  • A heavy side cutter should be able to do the job.
    – Decapod
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 22:06
  • high tensile of soft?
    – Jasen
    Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 8:58

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A common bolt cutter would do well, assuming solid wire and not stranded:

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A more dedicated cable shears would be easier and make cleaner cuts, but it's likely much more expensive:

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