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KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 03 180 Alligator® Wasserpumpenzange
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung
KNIPEX 88 01 180 Anwendung

88 03 180 KNIPEX Alligator® Water Pump Pliers

  • Good access to the workpiece due to slim size of head and joint area
  • More output and comfort compared to conventional water pump pliers of the same length: 9-notch adjustment positioning for 30 % more gripping capacity
  • Self-locking on pipes and nuts: no slipping on the workpiece and low handforce required
  • Gripping surfaces with special hardened teeth, teeth hardness approx. 61 HRC: high wear resistance and stable gripping
  • Box-joint design for high stability due to double guide
  • Robust construction, insensitive to dirt; particularly suitable for outdoor work
  • Pinch guard prevents operators' fingers being pinched
  • Chrome vanadium electric steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened
Technical attributes
Article No.
88 03 180
EAN
4003773042860
Pliers
chrome-plated
Head
chrome-plated
Handles
with non-slip plastic coating
Weight
181 g
Dimensions
180 x 37 x 12 mm
Standard
DIN ISO 8976
Reach
no  
RohS
no  
Adjustment positions
9
Capacity for pipes, inches (diameter)
Ø 1 1/2 Inch
Capacities for nuts
36 mm
Capacities for pipes (diameter)
Ø 42 mm

Energy-saving, tough, very compact and slim water pump pliers

Full torque on pipes and nuts thanks to self-locking effect

After it is pressed, the Knipex Alligator No. 88 03 180 holds onto pipes and nuts by itself. This self-locking effect is possible thanks to the special jaw geometry developed by Knipex. The user does not need to press the handles together, but can convert all energy directly into torque. This feature pays off in particular when loosening bolted connections that have become stuck.

Compact design – big gripping capacity

Work in the plumbing and heating area is often conducted in confined spaces. The arched adjustment slot and the slim head shape of the Knipex Alligator offer an advantage here. As compact as these pliers are, the possible grip widths are surprisingly large due to the 9-step locking adjustment: pipes up to 42 mm (1 ½ inches) and nuts up to 36 mm, which is 30 % more than with standard water pump pliers of the same size.

Stable and wear-resistant – also when used outside

The Knipex Alligator with its box joint design and double guide offers very high stability for professional use. The teeth on the gripping surfaces have been induction hardened to approx. 61 HRC. This guarantees a very long tool life with an ever “biting” hold on the component. The Knipex Alligator is sturdily built, easy to clean and thus an ideal tool for working outdoors. In the 180 mm long version, you can easily take this Knipex Alligator with you, for example in the outside pocket of work clothes. The chrome plating is not only an advantage when used for plumbing installation work. It also makes sense when the pliers are kept permanently in the car, because condensation can arise there caused by changing temperatures.

Brief overview

Energy-saving water pump pliers for a secure grip

Self-locking effect on pipes and nuts thanks to special jaw geometry

Large grip width (up to 1 ½ inches / 42 mm and wrench opening 36 mm) with low weight (181 g)

Gripping teeth induction hardened to approx. 61 HRC for a permanent, secure hold

High stability thanks to the box joint design

Protection from pinching due to forged closing limiter

Made from forged chrome vanadium electric steel

Chrome plating for best rust protection

Knipex Alligator: several manufacturing steps for high tool quality

We forge the Knipex Alligator from chrome vanadium steel and use a multiple stage hardening process to give it the ideal balance between hardness and toughness. This makes it extremely durable. To achieve a lasting secure “bite” on the work component, we use high-frequency current to bring the gripping teeth to a hardness of approx. 61 HRC.

Professional users expect a tool quality that will last for several years of hard use. We therefore develop and manufacture our pliers for the most demanding users imaginable: for craftsmen. Every pair of pliers from Knipex is manufactured to the highest standards using the best materials. A purchase for many years of safe, reliable work.

Chrome-plated surface for better rust protection

Grips self-locking round components with a diameter of up to 42 mm

High gripping capacity: grips self-locking nuts and screws up to a diameter of 36 mm

Due to special jaw geometry, holds firmly with self-locking onto the component even under heavy load

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