Construction projects can vary, so it makes sense that each of them will have different needs. For this reason, manufacturers of high-quality tools offer products in different types to ensure that there is something to fit every requirement. The rebar cutter is not an exception, as it comes in four different types. Despite their differences, rebar cutters are practical to the building process as they help speed up the process of cutting reinforcing steel bars to suit specific requirements. Moreover, they help increase worker safety, as they eliminate the need for manual labour, which can result in chronic injuries down the line. Here is an overview of the different types of rebar cutters:
- Battery-Powered – A rebar cutter can be powered by dependable lithium-ion batteries, which are rechargeable and capable of cutting in five seconds. It can help you cut up to 50 16mm bars or 100 12mm bars per charge. Being cordless, it can be brought almost anywhere, especially if you need to work in areas with no available electricity. A good battery-powered cutter weighs around 8kg and ensures a quick cut every time.
- Electric – Rebar cutters that run on electricity are common, and they operate with high-quality hydraulics for enhanced efficiency and safety. If you are going for this product, make sure that it comes with a 220 to 240V or 110 to 120V electric motor and an industrial strength machine head. It should be able to cut fast in less than 2.5 seconds.
- Dual-Powered – For a more versatile cutter, consider a product that can run on different power sources. That way, you can use them with or without electricity. Just make sure that the rebar cutter has rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
- Two-in-one – Some rebar cutters can help you save money by eliminating the need to buy multiple equipment. They come with a bender for rebar bending. If you need this, choose one with a single phase 220V to 240V AC – 50Hz electric motor, with 1150W of power for the cutter and a power input of 1050W for the bender.