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KNIPEX 86 03 400 Zangenschlüssel XL Zange und Schraubenschlüssel in einem Werkzeug
KNIPEX 86 03 400 Zangenschlüssel XL Zange und Schraubenschlüssel in einem Werkzeug

86 03 400
Pliers Wrench XL
Pliers and a wrench in a single tool

  • The unique installation tool now also in 400 mm length
  • For opening widths up to 85 mm / 3 3/8"
  • Great for gripping, holding, pressing and bending workpieces
  • Optimised adjustment to the workpiece with hand-friendly position of grips
  • Reliable catching of the hinge bolt: no unintentional shifting
  • High lever transmission for strong gripping power
  • Fast adjustment by pushing a button directly on the workpiece
  • The ratchet type principle allows quick and easy tightening and release of all bolted connections
  • Parallel jaws give a more solid grip; its design allows flexible adjustment of all widths up to the specified maximum size
  • Smooth jaws, for damage free installation of quality union joints made from brass, red brass or stainless steel
  • Zero backlash jaw pressure prevents damage to edges of sensitive components
Technical attributes
Article No.
86 03 400
plastic coated
1,460 g
400 x 81 x 23 mm
REACH compliant
does not contain SVHC
RoHS compliant
not applicable
Jaw thickness (joint) (B2)
16.0 mm
Joint thickness (B3)
20.0 mm
Tips thickness (B1)
12.5 mm
Adjustment positions

Pliers and spanner in a single tool

The Knipex 86 03 400 XL pliers wrench – extremely powerful, for large components

The XL pliers wrench XL with a length of 400 mm is a versatile tool and combines various useful functions. It replaces a whole set of spanners, for example, and large open-end wrenches with its large grip width – metric (up to 85 mm) and imperial (up to 3 3/8 inches). It therefore saves a lot of money, particularly when used frequently on large pipe and hose screw connections, and reduces the weight to be transported. At the same time, it is still so compact that it fits in a tool bag. It can be adjusted very quickly directly on the component at the touch of a button. The hinge bolt then locks into place securely, preventing inadvertent adjustment. When under tension, the smooth gripping jaws are parallel to each other in every position, and hold the component accurately and with zero backlash, without damaging edges and sensitive surfaces such as chrome or brass – important, for example, for plumbing and heating installation.

The excellent mechanics of the XL pliers wrench reinforce the manual force applied 10 times over. With its large leverage, it acts as an extension of your arm. It holds components as securely as a bench vice. Even flat objects can be gripped extremely well and processed simply thanks to the high pressing force and parallel jaws. The proven ergonomics of the handles with plastic coating guarantee an agreeably comfortable, non-slip grip – even with frequent use.

Work is carried out according to the ratchet principle.

The ratchet function between the gripping jaws permits screwing in a similar way to a ratchet, enabling screw connections to be loosened or tightened quickly without the need to reapply the wrench after every screw movement.

Many additional application options

The XL pliers wrench grips, screws, bends and presses even hot, sharp-edged, dirty or slippery objects and reliably grips counter screw joints. It holds objects powerfully and securely at all times, and is a useful helper when working with contact adhesives (pressing to activate the adhesive force), when breaking open cable ties or breaking the edges of tiles.

Knipex quality: the 86 03 400 XL pliers wrench is manufactured in the Knipex factory in Wuppertal-Cronenberg using quality materials. As with the other models of pliers from the Knipex think tank, it stands for top quality and therefore - when used correctly - also for exceptional durability.

Brief overview

Screws, grips, holds, bends and presses

Very large leverage due to length of 400 mm

Replaces a whole set of spanners and large, expensive open-end wrenches

Flexible gripping up to 85 mm or 3 3/8 inches

Protects sensitive surfaces

Direct working on chrome, brass, stainless steel etc.

Fast adjustment on the component at the touch of a button

No inadvertent adjustment

Time-saving according to the ratchet principle.

10-fold reinforcement of manual force

Mobile bench vice

Reliable and durable

High performance chrome vanadium steel

Oil hardened

Made in Germany

Gentle application

Work carried out on polished or sensitive surfaces (e.g. bathroom fittings or quality brass and stainless steel pipe fittings) protects materials.

Adjustable jaw width

Large open-end wrenches with a fixed wrench opening are expensive. The XL pliers wrench with jaw width adjustable up to 85 mm (3 3/8 inches) offers enormous savings potential here.

Large screw joints

With its length of 400 mm, the XL pliers wrench generates high torque where necessary.

Ratchet principle

The ratchet function between the gripping jaws permits convenient, time-saving screwing according to the ratchet principle.

Multifunctional working

Whether bending, pressing or straightening work: the XL pliers wrench grips reliably.

Fast adjustment at the touch of a button

Replaces a whole set of spanners: can be adjusted at the touch of a button directly on the component (up to 85 mm).

Smooth gripping jaws

The Knipex pliers wrench is characterised by zero backlash component contact, thereby permitting gentle work on sensitive surfaces.

By way of comparison: conventional spanner

With a conventional spanner, the pressing on edges can damage the edges of screws.

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