Bolt Cutters

Bolt Cutters

Bolt Cutters FBI Files

Unlock Level 10
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Axe • Blunt
Damage 30 45 60 75 90
Knockdown 150 180 210 240 270
Charge Time 0s 0.75s 1.5s 2.25s 3s
Range 2.75 meters
Concealment 27
Internal name cutters
Your favorite serial killers need more than just an axe, a knife or a glove with razor fingers. They need Bolt Cutters to quietly get into those places you thought were locked. Where you thought you were safe...

The Bolt Cutters are a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2, added during Halloween 2015 with the Lab Rats heist. It becomes available to all players who have reached level 10.


The Bolt Cutters deals medium damage and has a moderately fast swinging speed, and has very high knockdown power. Its attack range is also useful for engaging certain enemies without the player having to close in and risk getting hit.

With the correct skills, the Bolt Cutters can be used as a high-knockdown, high-concealment melee weapon in a Dodge and/or stealth build.


  • Players deal more damage per second with this weapon by attacking as quickly as possible, rather than fully charging attacks.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.



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