Great Neck "Midget Bolt Cutter"

Discussion in 'Muskie & Pike Discussions' started by Bub, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Bub

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    Anybody have a pair of these? Are they junk or pretty good quality for the price? Can't see spending 50 bucks on another piece of equipment that I might use a couple times a year! Thanks.
     
  2. Coot

    Coot It's all about the doin'

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    I see 18" Knipex bolt cutters on ebay in the $15-$20 range frequently.

    They are worth the investment
     

  3. crittergitter

    crittergitter Multi Species Angler

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    Well, if you use them once in your lifetime then you likely saved a musky's life. So, if you are interested in the survival of the fish you catch then yes, they are indeed a worthwhile investment!

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  4. BITE-ME

    BITE-ME Muskie Addict

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    Just bought some for $15 off Rollie & Helens website. They look like they will be able to do the trick on those 4X. I'm looking forward to trying them out.
     
  5. esox62

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    nope, im with ya bub. ive used mine twice in my life and they are the cheapos and worked fine.{glad i had em though} heck if you could get knipex for the prices these guys are showing , then fine. i spent 20 on mine 7 yrs ago..
     
  6. Paid about $40 for mine a few years back. "Like a hot knife through butter" on a 4/0. One-handed.

    Consider that you may be alone, possibly under big pressure when you need that tool. Had to separate my brother's hand from a thrashing fish some time ago & it was a struggle w/a cheap cutter.

    The blood you save may be your own....
     
  7. Pike

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    Bub,

    I purchased a cheap pair of small bolt cutters from Lowe's. I have had the pleasure of using them several times. They worked just fine. Only problem I have had with them is that they were made in China, but that is another issue.

    Pike
     
  8. Bub

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    Thanks for the input!
     
  9. Bub, I bought the ones from Rollie & Hellens in 2006. I had to replace them this fall. The metal broke at the one of the pivot bolts. I replaced it with one from Lowes. I'd go that route, the one from R & H is pretty cheaply manufactured, but they did work many times over the past couple seasons. The metal was not fatigued from being in the elements, just a bad cast in the alloy.
     
  10. I picked up a pair @ Harbor Freight, cheep! They will cut any hook – don’t know how they will hold up …
     
  11. Bub

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    Sounds like Lowes is the place to go. I'll check ebay for one of those fantastic deals too. big b16, that's exactly what I was concerned about. Thanks again ya'll!