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. 487-236
BrandRS PRO
€20.43
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1.0 mm Combination Pliers 37mm - Straight - 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 732-814
BrandRS PRO
€12.14
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- Long Nose Pliers 53mm - Straight - 200 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-164
BrandRS PRO
€23.07
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3.0 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 911-1051
BrandRS PRO
€42.69
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2.8 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 210 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 541-7059
BrandRS PRO
€17.51
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-237
BrandRS PRO
€25.67
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1.8 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight Piano Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 161-243
BrandRS PRO
€24.04
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2.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 180 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 864-0791
BrandRS PRO
€8.55
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 606-529
BrandRS PRO
€16.98
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- Long Nose Pliers 32mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - - 1.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 480-6802
BrandRS PRO
€64.90
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6854
BrandRS PRO
€13.75
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 165 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 19 → 60 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3746
BrandRS PRO
€12.11
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 178 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3793
BrandRS PRO
€13.40
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 5.7 in High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3765
BrandRS PRO
€7.06
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3737
BrandRS PRO
€7.35
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 130 mm High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5938
BrandRS PRO
€20.21
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250.0 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6753
BrandRS PRO
€14.22
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 135 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 911-1058
BrandRS PRO
€34.38
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2.8 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 220 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 548-170
BrandRS PRO
€6.31
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 130 mm Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-063
BrandRS PRO
€24.67
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- Flat Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm Steel - - Yes - - -
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