Knipex pliers wrench: the tool every professional needs

Published : 10/21/2022 17:10:18
Categories : Professional working tools guide

Are you a plumber, an electrician or anyone who uses spanners as part of everyday work? 

You are on the right page: in this blog we are going to introduce you to the KNIPEX pliers wrenches and explain why this tool will transform your work. 

Before starting, why KNIPEX? This German brand develops the best pliers solutions for professional needs, manufacturing performative, ergonomic and long lasting tools. It is considered the best pliers brand, therefore Mister Worker™ has decided to start a partnership with it, in order to recommend only the best quality products to its clients. Professionals from all around the world have already chosen KNIPEX pliers wrenches for their workshops and, after reading this blog, you will understand better why. 

What is a pliers wrench?

A pliers wrench is a pliers and a wrench in a single tool. Wrenches are designed to fit nuts, bolts and other standard fasteners, on the other hand pliers turn, squeeze and rotate irregularly shaped objects of any size. Therefore, this pliers wrench type can do all of this. 

Why choose the Knipex Adjustable Pliers Wrench?

The KNIPEX pliers wrench is practical and handy because it can substitute a whole set of wrenches and pliers because it is ideal for bolting, holding, pressing and bending. 

The pliers’ parallel jaws, which are parallel in any position under load, grip very powerfully with a force equal to 10 times the strength of the hand. In addition, the smooth jaws make them ideal for operating on sensitive materials, e.g. chrome fittings. 

The KNIPEX pliers wrench goes from 100 to 400 mm of length and with a 10-fold reinforcement of manual force. It is available with different handles, for instance with dip-insulated, 1000v VDE tested handles and with multi-components grips. This particular tool is perfect for repetitive work. When repositioning while bolting, it does not have to be removed from the workpiece like a wrench, due to the ratchet principle. 

What is the difference between the Knipex Wrench pliers and the water pump pliers?

The KNIPEX Pliers wrenches look similar to the water pump pliers but they register some significant differences.

First of all, the water pump pliers have the serrations on them, whereas the actual pliers wrench has a smooth jaw. This allows you to work on a delicate piece, such as chrome and plastic, without inflicting any damage on it. On the other hand, the water pump pliers serration can damage the surface of the object.

Secondly, the water pump pliers grip and clamp down on the workpiece whereas the jaws of the pliers wrench only move in a parallel motion. In this way, when you apply pressure to the workpiece the jaws find the absolute perfect fit the nut or the bolt. This parallel motion also helps in not inflicting damage on the object surface. 

Thirdly, the pliers wrench has a self-ratcheting action, contrary to the water pump pliers. Thanks to this feature, the user doesn't have to manually withdraw the jaws from the fastener. 

Both pliers adjust with the same mechanism, and it is worth mentioning that the pliers wrenches are as capable of gripping as the water pump pliers.  

What size is a Knipex pliers wrench?

The pliers wrenches of the brand are available in the following sizes:

  • 400 mm
  • 300 mm
  • 250 mm
  • 180 mm
  • 150 mm
  • 125 mm
  • 100 mm 

For instance the 150 millimeter size - goes from 0 to 27 millimeters, all the way to the biggest 400 millimeters version that goes from 0 to a massive 85 millimeter capability. The smallest one is the KNIPEX Pliers Wrench XS, just released by the brand. 

Where to buy Knipex pliers wrenches?

On Mister Worker™, professionals can buy the complete catalog of KNIPEX pliers wrenches, from the 100 mm XS to the 400 mm. You can order online and have the item shipped to you anywhere in the world. Among the best selling tools, find the following: 

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