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Gripping pliers from KNIPEX

Safe gripping in tight spaces

KNIPEX also offers you top quality products in the area of gripping pliers. For example, when it comes to particularly universal solutions.


Like snipe nose pliers. If you follow the official DIN standard, only the term "snipe nose side cutting pliers" can be correct.


In everyday language, however, a variety of alternative names have been established. Like "radio pliers" for variants up to 160 mm or "stork beak pliers" for the 200 mm long version.


Both combine several functions similar to combination pliers. They make it possible to grip and cut with just one pair of pliers.

Thanks to their slimmer design with the long, semicircular gripping jaws, they enable working in confined spaces – such as in switch boxes, the principle application place of telephone pliers.


In short: The finest assembly, bending and adjustment work can be effortlessly carried out with gripping pliers from KNIPEX. In addition to classic flatnose pliers, our range also offers a variety of special solutions such as needle nose pliers, long nose pliers, mechanic's pliers or relay adjusting pliers.


As different as these KNIPEX gripping pliers are in their design, they clearly have one thing in common: excellent workmanship down to the smallest details.


For example: Round nose pliers with cutting edges for fine silver Jewellery from KNIPEX. Their extremely precisely machined tips with gently serrated gripping surfaces grip even very thin parts in order to move and position safely. The highest quality materials are used and these precision mechanic pliers are particularly hardened, in order to ensure that the jaws of these pliers are break- and twist-proof despite their thin cross-section.


Gripping pliers in different types of pliers


The main task of gripping pliers is already summarised in their name: First of all, it is about gripping and holding different workpieces. Since gripping pliers are not a single type of pliers, but rather an entire category, they sometimes differ significantly in design and function.


For example, in the form of highly specialised pliers such as the halogen bulb exchange pliers, the gripping surfaces of which are covered with plastic so that nothing is damaged when installing glass base incandescent lamps. Or the duck bill pliers, with the help of which foreign bodies such as wood splinters can be carefully removed from tissue.


When handling microelectronic components, electronics gripping pliers are used, in which special protection against electrostatic discharges plays a major role. Multifunctional grippers also offer several work steps in one hand tool. An example: Flat nose pliers with center cutters, which are, among other things, ideally suited for grasping and separating individual conductors in cable harnesses.


Gripping pliers all have the same basic structure: handle, joint and pliers head. From this point of view, many other types of pliers also fall into the “gripping pliers” category. Water pump pliers for work in the plumbing installation, for example. Or assembly pliers for gripping and adjusting work in hard-to-reach places such as engine compartments.