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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Omschrijving Prijs 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-stocknr. 623-6407
FabrikantRS PRO
39,27 €
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 541-6826
FabrikantRS PRO
14,67 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 135 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS-stocknr. 541-6769
FabrikantRS PRO
12,73 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 135 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 8 → 25 mm - - - -
RS-stocknr. 663-049
FabrikantRS PRO
99,75 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 309 mm Steel 6 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 480-6802
FabrikantRS PRO
66,65 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Steel 4 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 847-3819
FabrikantRS PRO
58,23 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 5 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 444-4050
FabrikantRS PRO
19,14 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Long Nose Pliers 90mm - Straight - 279 mm Carbon Steel - - - 2.5mm - -
RS-stocknr. 864-0814
FabrikantRS PRO
46,04 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm High Carbon Steel 6 - Yes - - -
RS-stocknr. 631-9114
FabrikantRS PRO
211,65 €
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 668-5880
FabrikantRS PRO
66,15 €
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 833-5931
FabrikantRS PRO
56,51 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS-stocknr. 847-3734
FabrikantRS PRO
37,04 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 3 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 541-7043
FabrikantRS PRO
14,37 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Long Nose Pliers 46.5mm - Straight - 160 mm Chrome Steel - - - 9.5mm - -
RS-stocknr. 668-5884
FabrikantRS PRO
49,99 €
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 175 mm Chrome Nickel Steel 3 - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 541-7267
FabrikantRS PRO
37,79 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - Steel - 6.4 → 25.4 mm - - - -
RS-stocknr. 418-6243
FabrikantRS PRO
21,63 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Locking Pliers - - - - 178 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 161-215
FabrikantRS PRO
18,00 €
Each
Aantal stuks
1.6 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight Piano Wire 160 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS-stocknr. 864-0791
FabrikantRS PRO
8,73 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS-stocknr. 541-7100
FabrikantRS PRO
9,99 €
Each
Aantal stuks
- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 175.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS-stocknr. 161-243
FabrikantRS PRO
22,55 €
Each
Aantal stuks
2.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 180 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
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