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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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. 541-6832
BrandRS PRO
R 163.06
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm - - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 265-2647
BrandRS PRO
R 587.25
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - - - 7 → 9 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 401-090
Mfr. Part No.181.18CPE
BrandFacom
R 810.37
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 910-7185
Mfr. Part No.T3892
BrandCK
R 257.77
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- Round Nose Pliers 39.0mm - - - 152.0 mm - - - - 12mm - -
RS stock no. 487-090
BrandRS PRO
R 366.30
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2.5 mm Long Nose Pliers 51mm - Straight - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - 8mm - -
RS stock no. 517-8473
Mfr. Part No.88 01 300
BrandKnipex
R 749.92
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 300.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 600-7675
Mfr. Part No.88 05 180
BrandKnipex
R 648.47
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 180.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 623-6407
BrandRS PRO
R 1,005.81
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 815-6344
Mfr. Part No.00 20 09 V01
BrandKnipex
R 1,568.04
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- Plier Set - - - - 305 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 125-3904
Mfr. Part No.S 8393
BrandGedore
R 1,628.75
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- Plier Set - - - - 510 mm - 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 487-246
BrandRS PRO
R 467.90
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1.6 mm Combination Pliers 39mm - Straight - 200 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 239-8438
Mfr. Part No.2628S-200
BrandBahco
R 777.14
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3.0 mm Combination Pliers 39mm - Straight Iron Wire; Piano Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 665-8416
Mfr. Part No.4-84-488
BrandStanley
R 1,322.08
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS stock no. 418-9315
Mfr. Part No.8223
BrandBahco
R 1,045.33
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 210.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 734-006
BrandRS PRO
R 512.70
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 337-1513
Mfr. Part No.46 21 A11
BrandKnipex
R 351.80
Each
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 10 → 25 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 847-3819
BrandRS PRO
R 1,291.94
Each
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 5 - - - - -
RS stock no. 337-1490
Mfr. Part No.46 21 A01
BrandKnipex
R 369.59
Each
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS stock no. 161-079
BrandRS PRO
R 640.91
Each
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm Steel - - Yes - - -
RS stock no. 158-5300
Mfr. Part No.03 06 180
BrandKnipex
R 591.26
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2.2 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Steel Wire; Spring Wire 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -