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. 186-6069
Mfr. Part No.00 20 15
BrandKnipex
$292.37
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- Plier Set - - - - 10 in Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-3214
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70452
BrandSidchrome
$58.11
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- Locking Pliers - - - - - Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1490
Mfr. Part No.46 21 A01
BrandKnipex
$43.43
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1361
Mfr. Part No.44 11 J1
BrandKnipex
$29.91
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 12 → 25 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5931
BrandRS PRO
$128.36
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1456
Mfr. Part No.46 11 A0
BrandKnipex
$40.29
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-3211
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70481
BrandSidchrome
$97.12
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- Locking Pliers - - - - - Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 305-7419
Mfr. Part No.9897
BrandBahco
$295.98
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 200 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 763-8150
Mfr. Part No.13 96 200
BrandKnipex
$118.44
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2.5 mm² Combination Pliers - - Straight - 200 mm Tool Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 158-5451
Mfr. Part No.87 01 250
BrandKnipex
$99.64
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 878-3217
Mfr. Part No.SCMT70480
BrandSidchrome
$100.32
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- Locking Pliers - - - - - Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-7664
Mfr. Part No.2430 G-140 IP
BrandBahco
$66.19
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Hard Steel Wire: 1.25 mm Long Nose Pliers 40mm - Straight - 140 mm Steel - - - 15mm - -
RS Stock No. 337-1462
Mfr. Part No.46 11 A1
BrandKnipex
$35.76
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 10 → 25 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 727-6709
Mfr. Part No.02 06 225
BrandKnipex
$85.59
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Hard Wire: 3 mm; Piano Wire: 2.5 mm; Standard Wire: 14 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Stranded Wire 225 mm Tool Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 265-2625
BrandRS PRO
$61.23
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - - - 3 → 5 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1377
Mfr. Part No.44 11 J2
BrandKnipex
$35.24
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 19 → 60 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 815-6407
Mfr. Part No.00 20 03 V02
BrandKnipex
$162.93
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- Plier Set - - - - 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6832
BrandRS PRO
$33.21
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm - - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 732-814
BrandRS PRO
$24.62
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- Long Nose Pliers 53mm - Straight - 200 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1428
Mfr. Part No.44 21 J21
BrandKnipex
$36.61
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 170 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 19 → 60 mm - - - -
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