Combination pliers from KNIPEX
The all-rounder: the most important pliers functions in one tool
High leverage combination pliers enable particularly efficient amplification of manual force. Thanks to their design, they cut significantly easier than conventional combination pliers and can also cut very hard materials, such as piano wire. They can also grip with significantly less effort.
Multi -function pliers, like electrical installation pliers, combine the functions of gripping flat and round material, bending, deburring, cable cutting as well as stripping and crimping wire ferrules in one tool. With this all-rounder you get the perfect companion for everyday life in the electrical field.
What should you watch out for when buying combination or multi-function pliers?
No question: the supply of combination and multi-function pliers is immense. Pliers length, weight, material or degree of hardness of the cutting edges - there are a number of criteria that can help you with the selection. So maybe the ideal pair of combination pliers will soon join the pliers in your tool box.
1. The question of material
Robust and temperature-resistant. These are minimum requirements for high-quality combination and multi-function pliers. Most of them are made from special tool steel that can withstand mechanical loads.
2. The question of length
A pair of combination pliers is a classic tool - and hardly any aspect is as important when purchasing as the question: “Do the pliers lie comfortably in your hand?” Those with smaller palms and fingers are well advised to use pliers in the shorter range of the common 160 to 220 millimeter pliers length. Large hands, on the other hand, should grab the models of 220 millimeters. What may seem "unwieldy" to some is "just right" for others.
3. The question of cutting edge hardness
A very simple test can provide initial insights into the quality of the cutting edges: a sheet of paper should be easy to cut through. With the internationally used unit Rockwell (HRC), the degree of hardness of the cutting edges can be quantified.
The cutting edges of commercially available combination pliers usually lie between 60 HRC and 64 HRC. Versions at the upper end of this scale are particularly suitable for cutting hard materials.
Which criteria are decisive for you: An extensive test before buying is definitely recommended. This is how you answer your questions about handiness and quality.