Knipex pliers

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Knipex pliers

Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 pm

Anyone familiar with this brand? They're made in Germany, and they're at my local big box (Menards). The tools are expensive but they look like premium quality stuff!


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Re: Knipex pliers

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:32 pm

No, I've not seen or used them. Buy some, send me a pair, I'll let you know. ;)

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Re: Knipex pliers

Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:34 pm

These needle nose are just so nice; they have strippers for 14 and 12 gauge with cutters. The jaws are slightly wide too so they could do lineman plier duty in a pinch.

But this plier is something like $49 at Menards!

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Re: Knipex pliers

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:51 pm

That is quite pricy, but by the looks of the, they are precision cut/accurate, so one would expect them to perform well. One thing with the cutter, do the jaws close completely, in this case, bypass? This is an issue with most side cutters, the cutting face does not extend all the way into the joint, which means that it not only won't cut anything worth a damn, it moves the point of leverage away from the joint, making cuts all that much more difficult.

I still say you should send me a pair and I'll test them out for ya! :mrgreen:

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Re: Knipex pliers

Post by Admin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:15 pm

I have a set of Knipex slip jaw pliers. I like 'em. Yeah they're pricey but seem to be of top quality.

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Post by emtnut » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:00 pm

I'll second that .. .Knipex are up there with Klein (usa) and Wiha , with electricians anyways.

Certainly get what you pay for with these ;)
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Re: Knipex pliers

Post by Aaron » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:56 am

I could win the lottery, but I might be happier winning complete sets of Knipex, Wiha, and Kein tools. lol

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