Pliers

Pliers are hand tools designed for a wide range of applications and can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including to grip, lock, twist, hold, bend or cut materials like wires. Pliers come in many sizes and styles depending on their application, from wire strippers and tin snips to bolt and pipe cutters. Some pliers feature a locking mechanism to securely hold the chosen material or object in place without the need to re-adjust, also eliminating the risk of cramp or injury in the user's hand from long-term use.

Pliers can be made from several different materials, but are generally made from chrome vanadium steel, carbon steel, or other hardened steel alloys to ensure optimum durability. This also allows for heavy-duty use without compromising the finish and prevents corrosion, keeping the blades strong. To ensure user comfort, there are many styles of pliers designed with soft-grip handles. These may be especially useful for frequent users as these handles will cushion the palm and fingers and prevent strain or cramping.

Please note: If you are working with live or energised currents, ensure your pliers are VDE-approved to ensure user safety.

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What are the most common types of pliers?

  • Cutters - also known as wire cutters. As the name suggests, these tools are designed for cutting through wires and cabling and are available in application-specific variants such as side cutting, end cutting and diagonal cutting.
  • Longnose pliers - (needle-nose pliers or snipe-nosed pliers) These tools are suitable for multi-purpose tasks like bending and crimping and can be used in anything ranging from electrical work to jewellery making.
  • Combination pliers - designed to be both a functional pair of either round-nose, long-nose or flat-nose pliers with a built-in cutter that works with multiple applications.
  • End cutter pliers - are designed to cut through or twist materials, such as wires, springs, nails, rivets and bolts.
  • Water Pump pliers - occasionally referred to as a pipe wrench, these are extendable and adjustable so that they can adapt to fit almost any irregular shape. Due to their wide jaw, they are an incredibly versatile tool to have in your collection.
  • Circlip pliers - a unique type of pliers that are used to install and remove internal circlips from a range of appliances.

Who uses pliers?

Pliers are commonly used by professionals like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, gas engineers and car mechanics, but are also handy tools for anybody to have in their home. They are also popular with DIY enthusiasts and craftspeople, such as jewellery makers and miniaturists.


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Beskrivning Pris Cutting Capacity Plier Type Jaw Length Non Sparking Tip Style Material Cutting Capability Overall Length Material Number of Pieces Circlip Size Range ESD Safe Jaw Depth VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe
RS-artikelnummer 668-5893
VarumärkeRS PRO
520,41 kr
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Chrome Nickel Steel 3 - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 833-5931
VarumärkeRS PRO
584,31 kr
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS-artikelnummer 847-3819
VarumärkeRS PRO
602,10 kr
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 5 - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 864-0814
VarumärkeRS PRO
476,05 kr
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- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm High Carbon Steel 6 - Yes - - -
RS-artikelnummer 445-8841
VarumärkeRS PRO
58,80 kr
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2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm Punch Pliers - - - - 288 mm Carbon Steel 6 - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 536-357
VarumärkeRS PRO
80,45 kr
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- Flat Nose Pliers 25mm - Straight - 130 mm Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 847-3787
VarumärkeRS PRO
102,26 kr
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 668-5938
VarumärkeRS PRO
216,93 kr
Each
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 847-3728
VarumärkeRS PRO
84,27 kr
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- Flat Nose Pliers - - Straight - 130 mm Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 265-2625
VarumärkeRS PRO
326,36 kr
Each
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - - - 3 → 5 mm - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 418-6243
VarumärkeRS PRO
223,70 kr
Each
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 178 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 418-6265
VarumärkeRS PRO
204,48 kr
Each
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 250 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 734-006
VarumärkeRS PRO
123,64 kr
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 864-0788
VarumärkeRS PRO
90,27 kr
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS-artikelnummer 668-5884
VarumärkeRS PRO
516,90 kr
Pr. Set
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- Plier Set - - - - 175 mm Chrome Nickel Steel 3 - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 536-341
VarumärkeRS PRO
58,01 kr
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- Flat Nose Pliers 25mm - Straight - 130 mm Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 864-0791
VarumärkeRS PRO
90,27 kr
Each
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS-artikelnummer 541-6769
VarumärkeRS PRO
131,60 kr
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 135 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 8 → 25 mm - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 847-3807
VarumärkeRS PRO
141,35 kr
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3.0 mm Flat Nose Pliers - - Straight - 5.7 in High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 541-6781
VarumärkeRS PRO
149,11 kr
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
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