Regular bolt cutters come in a range of sizes. Confusingly, though, manufacturers are inconsistent in their conversions of Imperial to metric size, so that models of 430mm, 450mm and 460mm are all sold as 18″ tools.
Regular-sized bolt cutters
The sizes of bolt cutters available are: 300mm (12″); 350mm (14″); 450mm (18″); 600mm 24″; 750mm (30″); 900mm (36″); 1.05m (42″) and 1.2m (48″).
Compact bolt cutters
Compact bolt cutters are 200mm (8″) in length or less.