I have had no luck making bolt cutters work. I broke them. I tried making my own from the h.f. bolt cutters. I really didn't want to spend $$ on akbuilder jaws. I bought a ball head bit from eBay for $5.00. Drilled holes for the rivets to set in and used a bucking bar made from a grade 8 bolt. Some of the heads are not real pretty but it's solid.
I've had shit luck with taps breaking off - and I started working on this front end to make it a screw build. There's a broken off tap in one of the holes, that I've spent a good hour and a half smacking with a punch to break apart - still have chunks in the hole. The kit isn't for sale It's destined to be another rifle. I "don't give a shit about it" in the same sense that I don't give a shit about a WASR-10 - I'll run it over or chuck it out of a plane to see what happens, but it's not for sale.