Concreters' nippers or fixers' nippers
Twist and cut binding wire quickly and reliably
Concreters' pincers are also called fixers' pincers. Typical for this type are the short head compared to the conventional pliers and the long, slim handles, which allow the pliers to be turned easily and quickly in the hand.
The main task of pincers is to twist and cut binding wire when laying concrete mesh and reinforcement rods in reinforced concrete construction. Here, after the installation of the formwork, concrete is poured around the steel, which works as a reinforcement.
As a leading manufacturer of concreters' pincers, KNIPEX offers you a whole range of products that have been specially designed for this technology. For example, in order to be more powerful. This is why our range also includes high leverage concreters' pincers that can save up to 25% of effort compared to conventional pincers the same size.
The decisive factor here is that the head is shorter, which leads to better transmission of the hand force. In addition, the pliers legs of this version dampen the cutting impact particularly strongly, so that the highest level of operating comfort is also guaranteed.
Many of our pincers are also “better” in the sense of “more durable” thanks to atramentized surfaces. The phosphating is an important part of the comprehensive rust protection concept. In addition, the cutting edges are induction hardened so that still they cut through solder wire after long and intensive use.
What is a pair of concreters' pincers used for?
As the name suggests: Concreters' pincers are mainly used for concrete work. The inventor of modern reinforced concrete construction is a French man called Joseph Monier.
He had the idea of using a composite of steel and concrete to reinforce the wearing behaviour. In the construction process, the pincers help to twist the binding wires and cut them off in one step.