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87 01 560
Pipe Wrench and Water Pump Pliers

  • Greater gripping capacity but much lower weight than comparable pipe wrenches
  • Fast push-button adjustment directly on the workpiece, no unintentional slipping of the joint
  • Fine adjustment for optimum adaptation to different sizes of workpieces and a comfortable handle width
  • 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
  • Pinch guard prevents operators' fingers being pinched
  • Chrome vanadium electric steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened
Technical attributes
Article No.
87 01 560
grey atramentized
plastic coated
2,780 g
560 x 103 x 29 mm
DIN ISO 8976
REACH compliant
does not contain SVHC  
RoHS compliant
not applicable  
Adjustment positions
Kapazität für Rohre (Zoll)
Ø 4 1/2 Inch
Capacities for nuts
120 mm
Capacities for pipes (diameter)
Ø 115 mm

High-tech water pump pliers in XXL format

For extreme physical work e.g. on large pipe fittings

The 560 mm long Knipex Cobra 87 01 560 is the biggest model of water pump pliers in the Knipex Cobra range. The benefits of working with these water pump pliers are plain to see: they can be positioned on the component quickly and are self-locking, e.g. on pipes and nuts. With its plastic-coated handles, the Knipex Cobra 87 01 560 sits firmly and comfortably in the hand. It is ideal for professional use on pipes up to a diameter of 4 ½ inches or 115 mm and for nuts with a wrench opening of up to 120 mm.

Grip quickly, adjust finely

For pipes, nuts, sleeves, for various kinds of components: the professional user applies the Knipex Cobra quickly and accurately with just one hand movement. The spring-loaded hinge bolt locks securely into place without adjusting inadvertently. Thanks to the 20-fold fine adjustment, the Knipex Cobra 87 01 560 can be ideally adjusted to different sizes of the component. This fine adjustment also ensures that the user is able to find a hand-friendly gripping position for every grip width.

The Knipex Cobra clamps onto the component securely by itself thanks to the jaw geometry developed by Knipex. This means the user can put all energy into the desired movement without pressing the pliers handle together – and thus without energy loss: round components can be turned, bolted connections tightened and released.

Tough and strong

We forge the Knipex-XXL-Cobra 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.

The Knipex Cobra is further stabilised by the box joint design. Unlike pliers with mounted joints, no tilting forces arise when under strain because the pliers handles stabilise each other in the joint.

Brief overview

High-tech water pump pliers in XXL format

Knipex Cobra: several manufacturing steps for high tool quality

Professional users expect a tool quality that will last for many hard years of work. We 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 use during assembly work, on the building site, in production and in the workshop.

Has a self-locking grip on various sizes of flat, round and angular components

All variations

301-400 mm
plastic coated
Length: 400 mm
Technical changes and errors reserved.