Hey Krystal, I’ve used them all during my career:

• Pelican pick, wrecking bar & hand saw
• Manual collar cutter
• Petrol 2-stroke & 4- stroke
• Bent shaft and straight shaft
• 2 x Other Branded Battery Collar cutters

And now the new Battery powered Westernex Collar Cutter, a machine made for the year 2020. Light weight construction, well balanced, simple, safe, easy to use, very quiet, less vibration and most importantly has the grunt equal to, if not better than any petrol collar cutter that I have used.
We trailed the cutter in both soft regolith and fresh rock (GMD) down at the bottom of the pit, to my surprise it performed exceptional well. The combination of RPM and light weight construction, means cutting is breeze, resulting in a nice clean cut at depth. Even the greenest of techies can master the art of cutting after a few collars.
No more fumes, no more flammable liquid usage and storage concerns, no more trigger lock, isolation is easy (Simply remove the battery) no heat, no burn for the left handers, reduced decibels, minimum service required, reduced vibration and you don’t need to be all big and strong to cut collars safely & efficiently.
Battery life- We cut ten collars, 4 x in fresh rock and 6 in topsoil/overburden and there was still plenty of juice remaining.
In my opinion, not only the best battery collar cutter out there, possibly is the top machine on the market (Battery & Petrol) .

Exploration- KCGM

Westernex have capably supplied my field programmes for the last 25 years.

Antipa Minerals

The Westernex team are committed and very helpful. We, at times, have stock depletion that can delay drilling programs. Westernex are very helpful in resupplying stock as soon as possible. The team can be relied upon to go over and above to assist clients in times of need.

Field Supervisor

Always helpful and reliable.

Supervisor Exploration

Westernex and their staff are leaders in the mining supply chain, always very helpful and friendly.

Senior Field Techinician

Ordering equipment and consumables was just easy. Alternate products were presented well and accurately. The whole process was simple and well executed. Thank you!

Managing Director

I find the team at Westernex very approachable, helpful and they will go out of their way to service their needs. I hope the team that I deal with both here in Kalgoorlie and in Perth stay for a long time, as it is hard to get the right people. Thank you greatly for all your help and support.

Coreyard Technician

I have always had pleasant dealings with Stefanie Lucy. Since Ben Seinor and, now, Krystal Coleman have come on board, I have put the majority of my consumable orders through Westernex.

Managing Director

Used Westernex happily for many years, good service and quality - no issue with using them in the future. Recently purchased a small order and the sales team was very helpful despite the size - no job is too small! And no cold calling.


The team at Westernex are very diligent and professional, offering a supreme level of service with a happy and cheerful disposition. I always like to deal with Westernex and Krystal and her counterparts keep Bryah's business.

Exploration Manager

Once again, Emergency Service Cadets would like to thank Westernex for the donation of the calico bags.

Every year, the Emergency Service Cadets from Southern Hill Christian College put together bags for underprivileged children in the Philippines.

Southern Hill Christian College

Would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very efficient handling of our order; I personally appreciate your excellent communication skills.

Director of Exploration

Dealing through Westernex is preferred by myself and our company because of the ease of ordering over the phone, huge range of products, very prompt delivery and very friendly staff.


We have been dealing with Westernex for many years now and you don't stick with a good service for no reason. Our business deals with constant short notice changes which can be challenging for us. Westernex is one company that makes dealing with these changes easier. The team at Westernex has a 'Can Do' attitude and always goes that extra yard to help us out. We will continue to deal with Westernex in Perth and Kalgoorlie for many years to come.


I have been involved in the exploration industry for over twenty years and therefore value honest and reliable support. That’s why over the years I have built a strong relationship with the Westernex team.

Purchasing Manager

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