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. 913-9447
Mfr. Part No.82150
BrandGearWrench
€122.85
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units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent, Straight - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-7070
Mfr. Part No.82108
BrandGearWrench
€204.75
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 7 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9343
Mfr. Part No.82118
BrandGearWrench
€127.37
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- Slip Joint Pliers - - - - 203.0 mm, 254.0 mm, 305.0 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 913-9416
Mfr. Part No.82133
BrandGearWrench
€25.33
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 5 in - - 0.31 → 0.98 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9330
Mfr. Part No.82160
BrandGearWrench
€44.23
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- Water Pump Pliers 54.0mm - - - 118 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9419
Mfr. Part No.82134
BrandGearWrench
€25.33
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 5 in - - 0.31 → 0.98 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9337
Mfr. Part No.82158
BrandGearWrench
€39.55
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- Water Pump Pliers 48.0mm - - - 254 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-7061
Mfr. Part No.82005D
BrandGearWrench
€38.75
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- Combination Pliers 3.15in - Straight - 13.46 in - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9438
Mfr. Part No.82142
BrandGearWrench
€39.66
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9407
Mfr. Part No.82131
BrandGearWrench
€26.79
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 5 in - - 0.39 → 0.98 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9403
Mfr. Part No.82130
BrandGearWrench
€26.79
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 5 in - - 0.39 → 0.98 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 768-7073
Mfr. Part No.82006D
BrandGearWrench
€32.94
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- Combination Pliers 2.95in - Straight - 13.27 in - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9413
Mfr. Part No.82136
BrandGearWrench
€30.07
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9429
Mfr. Part No.82140
BrandGearWrench
€28.20
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9425
Mfr. Part No.82139
BrandGearWrench
€28.20
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9444
Mfr. Part No.82146
BrandGearWrench
€38.77
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9334
Mfr. Part No.82162
BrandGearWrench
€56.14
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- Water Pump Pliers 65.0mm - - - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9435
Mfr. Part No.82145
BrandGearWrench
€38.77
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9422
Mfr. Part No.82137
BrandGearWrench
€30.07
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9431
Mfr. Part No.82143
BrandGearWrench
€39.66
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 in - - - -