Pliers

Pliers are hand tools designed for a wide range of applications and can be used for a wide variety of tasks to grip, lock, twist, hold, bend or cut materials like wires. Some pliers feature also a locking mechanism to securely hold the material in place, without the need to re-adjust.


Pliers are generally made from chrome vanadium steel, carbon steel, or other hardened steel alloys to ensure optimum durability, allow heavy-duty use without compromising the finish and prevent corrosion.


What are the most common types of pliers?


  • Cutters - occasionally called wire cutters, they are designed for cutting through wires and cabling and are available in variants like side cutting, end cutting and diagonal cutting

  • Longnose pliers - needle-nose pliers or snipe-nosed pliers, 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

  • Waterpump pliers - occasionally referred to as a pipe wrench, are extendable and adjustable, which means they can adapt to fit almost any irregular shape due to their wide jaw, making them a versatile tool to have

  • 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, car mechanics and DIY enthusiasts.


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


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Description Price 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 Stock No. 763-8150
Mfr. Part No.13 96 200
BrandKnipex
$112.56
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2.5 mm² Combination Pliers - - Straight - 200 mm Tool Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 245-0536
BrandRS PRO
$37.89
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- Long Nose Pliers 17mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1456
Mfr. Part No.46 11 A0
BrandKnipex
$37.18
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5300
Mfr. Part No.03 06 180
BrandKnipex
$61.23
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Steel Wire: 2.2 mm; Spring Wire: 2.2 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Steel Wire; Spring Wire 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 337-1462
Mfr. Part No.46 11 A1
BrandKnipex
$33.00
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 10 → 25 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 500-1474
Mfr. Part No.00 20 11
BrandKnipex
$140.47
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- Plier Set - - - - 185 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5372
Mfr. Part No.26 16 200
BrandKnipex
$83.90
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- Long Nose Pliers 73mm - Straight - 200 mm Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 614-794
Mfr. Part No.7890
BrandLindstrom
$108.15
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- Long Nose Pliers 32mm - Straight - 132 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-6069
Mfr. Part No.00 20 15
BrandKnipex
$272.43
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- Plier Set - - - - 10 in Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 864-0814
BrandRS PRO
$108.62
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- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm High Carbon Steel 6 - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 265-2625
BrandRS PRO
$57.05
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - - - 3 → 5 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 305-7419
Mfr. Part No.9897
BrandBahco
$275.78
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 200 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-164
BrandRS PRO
$42.85
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Piano Wire: 3 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 727-6715
Mfr. Part No.30 16 160
BrandKnipex
$66.83
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- Long Nose Pliers 46.5mm - Straight - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 833-5931
BrandRS PRO
$118.44
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS Stock No. 763-8148
Mfr. Part No.13 86 200
BrandKnipex
$117.77
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Standard Wire: 15 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 200 mm Tool Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 862-6473
Mfr. Part No.501APB
BrandFacom
$120.68
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-3217
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70480
BrandSidchrome
$160.48
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- Locking Pliers - - - - - Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1490
Mfr. Part No.46 21 A01
BrandKnipex
$40.07
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 623-6407
BrandRS PRO
$75.62
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
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