Quality in every detail
There are 130 years of experience in each KNIPEX pliers as well as the know-how of many specialists. The quality of our pliers lies in the sum of many functions and properties which are ideally coordinated with each other. Designed and manufactured with a high degree of reliability and subjected to rigorous tests.
The function determines the shape
Things always start with forged pliers handles. Their shape and dimensions are generated from the pliers design, and the most suitable design for forging die derivated from this.
Using special software, we can simulate the optimal distribution and compression of the 1,250 degree hot steel in the forging die.
Steel in best shape
We use high quality steel in our forging work, which is rolled according to our strict specifications.
We manufacture the dies with great accuracy from highly resistant material. The design and precision of the dies are important factors that affect quality and efficiency.
We design and build machinery
A number of mechanical processing steps gradually give pliers their function properties. To this end we deploy machines which in many cases we build ourselves according to our specific demands.
They show a great deal of experience and extensive expertise. Large quantities and modern automation enable us to achieve high efficiency during production.
Precision is produced and checked
The reliable implementation of our high demands with respect to quality and precision requires the most up-to-date test engineering.
The special performance of our pliers is contingent on compliance with the tightest of tolerances, often coming down to hundredths of millimetres.
The correct heat
Even good material only becomes tough and durable through careful heat treatment in precisely coordinated steps.
In this way we produce a molecular steel structure which offers optimum hardness and toughness.
Zero-tolerance when it comes to the point
We dedicate very special attention to the working areas of our pliers, particularly to the cutting edges and gripping teeth. Their reliability and durability are guaranteed by precise geometries and additional hardening using high frequency current.
Finishing – and more
The "final touches" are put towards the end of the production process, and the hand-friendly grip or plastic coating is applied.
Safety first: among other things, every single insulated pair of pliers must pass a voltage test at 10,000 volts.
Our brand stands for a promise: 100% reliability.
For example we check all of our diagonal cutters on wire before they leave the company.
This is time-consuming, but it makes sure that we are guaranteed to satisfy the high requirements of users throughout the world.
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