Style:Comfort Grip Product Description Pliers black atramentized. Handles with multi-component grips. Elastic tips: dimensionally stable even when twisted. Amazon.com Easily reaches into confined spaces (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 12 200) 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 comfort grip handles, which provide a wider grip.Cuts soft, medium, and hard wire (view larger).Quality in Every DetailSometimes 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.About KnipexHeadquartered 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. 26 12 200At a GlanceLong tapered jaws make reaching into confined spaces easyResilient precision tips snap back into place even after being twistedSerrated gripping jaw surfacePrecision induction-hardened cutting edgesChrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, forged and oil-hardenedSee larger image.SpecificationsCutting capacity: Up to 1/8-inch nail and wire pin; 3/32-inch wire rope strand and steel wireLength: 8 inchesWeight: 7.1 ouncesHandles: Multi-component grip See all Product description
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- Pliers black atramentized
- Handles with multi-component grips
- Elastic tips: dimensionally stable even when Twisted
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- These needle nose pliers are really really long. I’m impressed at how long the jaws of these pliers are, but that also comes with a downside: once the jaws are this long, they become more flexible. This is just simple engineering, they’re really long and thing so they can reach way down inside of small spaces, but they can’t apply nearly as much force as shorter pliers can. I really like this pair of pliers, but the flexibility of the jaws makes this a somewhat specialized tool. Sadly this leaves me reaching for other, less awesome pliers. Clearly I need to buy another set of slightly shorter Knipex needle nose pliers so I can choose the strength to length ratio that’s perfect for the job every time.
- These Knipex are the best needle nose pliers you can get. When handled and used, they feel pretty substantial. The tool articulation is very very smooth. The ‘needle’ is perfectly symmetric, and split in he center, unlike a $12 set I inspected from a very large supplier of legal knockoff, junk tools (ahem H.F…). You get what you pay for. And they ‘look’ like a $30 hand tool. These are replacing a $25 Craftsman Professional needle nose which I purchased about 8 years ago—which gently broke at the top…sometimes you don’t get what you pay for..in the trash. Buh-bye Craftsman.These Knipex are very similar to how old US forged hand tools used to be made (I have some from the 1950s and they are still fine to use). I am expecting these to be the only pair of needle nose pliers I ever need to buy in my lifetime.
- As I’ve grown older and used many tools for many years, I’ve found that higher quality tools function better and last longer. For me, investing in the best costs LESS than a cheaper tool. A standard needle nose plier is a go-to tool for most of us. This is my first tool from Knipex and will not be my last. As the other reviews state, it is strong, well designed, well made and functions well. I have used this tool for only a short time, but it is clear that it blows away the competition. I have good needle nose pliers from Craftsman, Klein and Channel Lock, but this is noticeably better. And not just incrementally better – I would say that it’s twice the tool. So is it worth $32 with free shipping – YES! When you grab this plier in your hand and squeeze your first wire, you’ll say “Ohhhh”. Don’t hesitate to buy this tool. You won’t be disappointed.I will say that because Knipex offers so many pliers, the selection is very difficult. I contacted the Knipex Chicago office in the US to get the part number of what I called a “standard needle nose plier” and the gentleman I spoke with (who was rather rude on the phone) ultimately emailed me to say that Knipex doesn’t offer the tool. Information for Knipex US and those of you shopping: The 2612200 is a standard needle nose plier. My experience with Knipex US does not keep me from giving it five stars.
- This is my third purchase of Knipex Tools, along side a pair of diagonals (7402200) and linesman pliers (0912240). The quality appears to be second to none, comfort, material, finish, all outstanding. I will say that I was a bit surprised by the length of the nose on these pliers compared to that of typical domestic brands but am happy to report the extra length has already proven a bonus. Knipex overall is a bit on the expensive side but you receive quality in return, not just a well known brand name, made in China. Made In Germany.
- This replaced my old “Craftsman Professional” needle nose that I had for many years which got lost but to be honest, I don’t miss it because the old one was not high quality. The nose would kind of twist over. I thought I’d replace it with a Klein Tools needle-nose but to be honest, I had looked at them and they seemed to be a bit bulky and while I generally like Klein tools, I wasn’t overly impressed. I had heard a lot of good things about Knipex so I thought I’d give them a try.This is very impressive. The metal is hard and polished beautifully (giggity) and the shaft is long and slender (giggity) … Really you can’t ask for more from a needle nose. One nice surprise was that the cutter on it was pretty sharp as well. In the past, I would never use it to cut things but it was a nice bonus to be able to do it. Went through 12/2 Romex rather easily.
- I recently decided to start upgrading my tool set from consumer quality Lowe Depot tools to something that will last, and ultimately settled on Knipex. After switching over a handful of tools already, I am extremely happy with the quality and workmanship put into their tools. The teeth are tight when closed and there is no side play in the two sides. I also like the comfort grip handles over the regular rubber coated, as it better fits my hands and makes them more comfortable to use. All of that, coupled with the tool steel used in the pliers themselves, and I can see using these for years to come.
- They arrived stiff, but they loosened to fall open after working them for 15 mins. I was impressed that the jaws were perfectly aligned, and after some good use, they haven’t twisted like every other pair I’ve ever owned. They alloy they’re made of is extremely hard. They’re worth the price.
- What can I say? It’s a knipex. The pliers do get tight right around the maximum range of opening, but that’s fairly standard for all needle nose pliers I have used. Through the normal range of motion these pliers are incredibly smooth and very comfortable. I do recommend the comfort grips, with the one exception being if you work around a lot of oil or solvents. Either of these materials can eventually ruin the Comfort grip. The standard grip seems to be much more resilient to these chemicals, especially solvents.