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. 734-258
Mfr. Part No.8224IP
BrandBahco
R 918.60
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 120 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 305-7419
Mfr. Part No.9897
BrandBahco
R 2,888.50
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 200 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS stock no. 239-8438
Mfr. Part No.2628S-200
BrandBahco
R 738.46
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3.0 mm Combination Pliers 39mm - Straight Iron Wire; Piano Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 418-9315
Mfr. Part No.8223
BrandBahco
R 993.53
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 210.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 876-6571
Mfr. Part No.2855
BrandBahco
R 3,530.49
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- Wire Twisting Pliers - - - - 224 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 876-6584
Mfr. Part No.28-29/S4
BrandBahco
R 2,725.32
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS stock no. 876-6587
Mfr. Part No.9938
BrandBahco
R 3,607.25
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm - 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 519-844
Mfr. Part No.7224
BrandBahco
R 672.71
Each
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 146 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 876-6534
Mfr. Part No.9853
BrandBahco
R 1,785.77
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 469-7030
Mfr. Part No.8231
BrandBahco
R 1,087.34
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 225.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 184-7692
Mfr. Part No.2430 G-160 IP
BrandBahco
R 674.89
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1.5 mm Long Nose Pliers 50mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - - 16mm - -
RS stock no. 184-7620
Mfr. Part No.2628 G 160 IP
BrandBahco
R 608.62
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2.0 mm Combination Pliers 33mm - Straight Iron Wire; Piano Wire 160 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 361-3126
Mfr. Part No.9893
BrandBahco
R 2,928.33
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 235 mm - 5 - - - - -
RS stock no. 124-6116
Mfr. Part No.TAH8224
BrandBahco
R 939.82
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - Yes
RS stock no. 876-6575
Mfr. Part No.2855D
BrandBahco
R 4,474.99
Each
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- Wire Twisting Pliers - - - - 282 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 184-7670
Mfr. Part No.2430 G-200 IP
BrandBahco
R 653.49
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1.5 mm Long Nose Pliers 74mm - Straight - 200 mm Steel - - - 17mm - -
RS stock no. 733-851
Mfr. Part No.2628 G-180
BrandBahco
R 651.58
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2.5 mm Combination Pliers 36mm - Straight Iron Wire; Piano Wire 180 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 687-9940
Mfr. Part No.2521V-160
BrandBahco
R 582.54
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- Round Nose Pliers 42.0mm - - - 160.0 mm Steel - - - 7mm - -
RS stock no. 327-0729
Mfr. Part No.2427G-160
BrandBahco
R 777.20
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13.0 mm Long Nose Pliers 46mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 687-9938
Mfr. Part No.2427V-200
BrandBahco
R 1,076.84
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3.1 mm Long Nose Pliers 70mm - Straight - 200 mm Steel - - - - - -