I use 10 gauge black annealed wire in several products. 12, 14 and 16 gauge wire is used mostly as a bundling material. As a cost saving measure I bought the wire in rather large coils which are heavy and awkward to handle until they have been cut into smaller sections. The wire arrives new in a pickled and oiled state so I store it outdoors and let Mother Nature remove the oily residue by weathering.
I’m happy with how I have my wire supply set up now so it is really handy to cut a piece quickly and with little effort. The coils are hung on the wall just outside the door near my primary work station. I welded a tang on the bolt cutter and mounted it on a swivel at comfortable working height near the wire. I can just uncoil the length I need and place it in the bolt cutter jaw and cut.
|Bolt cutter on swivel mount.|
|Uncoil and snap.|