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. 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. 913-9429
Mfr. Part No.82140
BrandGearWrench
€28.20
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 7 in - - 0.75 → 2.36 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9435
Mfr. Part No.82145
BrandGearWrench
€38.77
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units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 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. 913-9334
Mfr. Part No.82162
BrandGearWrench
€56.14
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- Water Pump Pliers 65.0mm - - - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9422
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 - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9407
Mfr. Part No.82131
BrandGearWrench
€26.79
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 5 in - - 0.39 → 0.98 in - - - -
RS Stock No. 913-9438
Mfr. Part No.82142
BrandGearWrench
€39.66
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 9 in - - 1.57 → 3.94 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. 913-9403
Mfr. Part No.82130
BrandGearWrench
€26.79
Each
units
- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 5 in - - 0.39 → 0.98 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 - - - -