Easily reaches into confined spaces (comfort handle shown; view larger
Knipex long nose pliers ensure an easy grip in confined spaces. The half-round tapered jaws are longer and narrower to reach where other pliers can't. These snipe nose side cutting pliers (model 26 11 200) feature unique elastic precision tips are stronger and more flexible to withstand twisting and bending without breaking.
With a serrated gripping surface, these pliers provide a secure grip with less slipping, and they feature an integrated side cutter for cutting soft, medium, and hard wire. The cutting edges are induction hardened to approximately 61 HRC and will cut medium hard wire maximum diameter 3.2mm and hard wire with a maximum diameter 2.2mm. They're completed by a non-slip plastic coated grip.
Quality in Every Detail
Sometimes we give our pliers a really hard time. We try to destroy them to find out what makes them good and long lasting. Because we don't want to leave anything to chance, we take a long, careful look.
The steel Knipex uses is precisely hardened with a maximum of 0.8 percent carbon and defined parts of chromium and vanadium, guaranteeing optimum cutting performance and service life — even though it requires special production and costs a bit more. But our high product demands require this.
The rivet of our high-leverage diagonal cutter also has to stand up to a lot of stress. That's why we literally give it backup: we forge it straight onto the pliers. This means extra effort as we have to precision mill the rivet to a few hundredth millimeters. But satisfied users are worth this effort.
Knipex also looks closely at the small details. The angles, the sharpness, the hardness, the toughness of the cutting edges. The precision and smooth movement of the joint. The handle design and the finish. We keep reviewing these subjects, we research, we test, and we improve our pliers.
Headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, Knipex is an independently owned family enterprise steeped in tradition and specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality pliers. It all started back in 1882 when C. Gustav Putsch set up his own forge shop in Cronenberg (now a suburb of Wuppertal), and the company is now run by a fourth generation of that family. The world's leading brand in pliers today, Knipex is focused on the performance, service life, and ergonomics of its tools in order to meet the high expectations of professional users.