Size:7-1/4 inches Product Description Pliers wrench. Amazon.com Self-ratcheting action (view larger).A one-of-a-kind tool with unlimited possibilities, the patented, easy-to-use Knipex pliers wrench is a fantastic tool for fastening, gripping, holding, and bending. Its slim profile allows easy access to confined spaces, making it one of the most versatile tools in your toolbox. This model (86 03 180) has a 7-1/4-inch length and a 1-3/8-inch opening capacity. It features a time-saving push button adjustment with 13 adjustment settings and infinite positions for quickly locking onto a variety of workpieces. Its parallel smooth jaws avoid damaging soft or plated materials and provide even, full-contact gripping of a wide range of sizes. It’s a great tool for tightening locknuts, exerting pressure to activate the adhesive power of contact adhesives, edge breaking in tile work, snapping cable ties, and utilization as a small vice.Unlike an open-end wrench with uneven compression that can cause surface damage, this Knipex pliers wrench offers zero backlash under pressure. With a 10-to-1 lever ratio, the cam action design ensures a strong, secure grip without hand or wrist strain. The self-ratcheting action allows for fast, easy operation while eliminating the need for additional tools. The Knipex pliers wrench is available in a number of grips and sizes for a variety of applications.Excellent for gripping, holding, pressing, and bending applications (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. 86 03 180 Pliers Wrench, 7-1/4-InchAt a GlanceSlim profile design head fits into tight placesSmooth, parallel gripping jaws for work on sensitive surfacesAdjustment at the touch of a button, and stays fixed for repetitive workInfinitely variable adjustment of widths across flats for metric and inch workpiecesCam drive increases force to up to 10 times the applied hand powerChrome vanadium electric steel, forged and oil hardenedSee larger image.SpecificationsJaw capacity: 1-3/8 inchesAdjustment positions: 13Length: 7-1/4 inchesWeight: 9 ouncesHandles: Plastic coated See all Product description
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- Plastic coated handles
- Parallel jaws allows infinitely variable gripping of all widths making it excellent for gripping, holding, pressing, and bending
- The lever transmission is greater than 10 -1 for strong gripping power
- Works using the ratchet principle with no unintentional shift of the gripping jaws and no slipping of the joint
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- Tell your trusty thumb-detecting-nut-rounder to visit your grandpa in hell, and drop a chunk of your rent on these in a 10″ and a 7″.You’ll be the envy of your job site. Your ex girlfriend from high school will call you and tell you she messed up. Your mother might finally quit her drinking. Well, probably not, but she’ll be mighty impressed with how quickly you fixed that plumbing under her sink.Anyway, this is a beautiful and excessively useful wrench that has launched me into a lifelong relationship with Knipex. If I ever lost this tool, I’d replace it quicker than my tears would dry. It’s that perfect.
- Think of this as a substitute for a Crescent-type adjustable wrench, only a much better design. The ratcheting adjustment system together with the ability to squeeze the handles together like pliers results in a rock-solid, slip-free hold on your bolt or fitting. No jaw slop when turning. Way more secure than any conventional adjustable wrench I have used. I can’t find an easy way to adjust the opening one handed, but that’s a small price to pay for such a solid grip.In tight spots where you can only turn a few degrees, you don’t have to repeatedly remove the wrench and put it back on the nut as with a conventional adjustable wrench. You simply let up on the handle pressure and turn in reverse. The jaws gently glide over the nut without rounding it, and you’re set for another turn. Saves time.The 7″ version is good for 90% of household and automotive tasks. Length with jaws fully closed is 7 1/4 inches; with jaws open widest, 8 1/8 inches. Maximum jaw opening is 1 3/8 inches.$44 for a hand tool? That’s what I spend in one week on beer and smokes, and the wrench will last forever and not kill you.
- This was the last pair of pliers wrenches I needed to complete my set of all the sizes of pliers wrench available! This is the smallest one of the bunch and while extremely cute, it is also very handy. The jaws on this set have been ground down much narrower than all the other pliers wrenches, which makes them extremely handy for grabbing small things in tight spaces. These also still open up to nearly an inch wide, so even though they’re tiny and can easily fit in your pocket, they can still be used to take some big things apart.I cannot recommend the Knipex pliers wrench series of pliers enough. You really can’t have too many of them! Once your’e done with them, you might as well get the cobras while you’re at it. With those two lines of pliers, you can fix almost anything!
- I got the 5-inch model. I was shocked by how small they are when I opened the package.At first I was thinking “These look like little toy pliers… Maybe I’ll give them to my 3 yr old son”But, Immediately after using them for the first time, I have realized that this is NOT a toy!These tiny pliers are incredibly well built, and the leverage makes it possible to grab things really tightly. I was able to easily smash the edge of a nickel. (See my included picture.)I can’t wait to add the 10” set to my collection.Highly recommended!
- It is okay. I have owned the 10″ and 12″ versions for quite a while. Perhaps they raised my expectations too high. The action is not smooth and apparently one of both of the lobes has a high spot which I feel as I fully open /close the jaws. Does it actually affect the use of the tool? No.The casting and finish are not as nice as my other two. The wrench definitely does not look as good as the sales pictures posted on Amazon. Does it actually affect the use of the tool? No.Do either of these “flaws” matter? Yes.When you pay a premium for a premium tool, you expect 5 star workmanship in all areas. Even more importantly it concerns me if Knipex is taking shortcuts with quality in order to increase productivity. We all have seen so many tool manufacturers go down that path and it is very disappointing when they do. I own many Knipex cutters, small pliers & large wrenches because I appreciate quality tools. I wish I could have given my most expensive Knipex hand tool 5 stars.
- The knipex pliers wrench is a really useful tool. I’d been eyeing them for years but never bought them due to their exorbitant cost. This year I received them as a birthday gift. The Knipex Pliers Wrench are very much better than a conventional adjustable wrench in that they grip the fastener tighter as more torque is applied to the handle in one direction, exhibit a ratcheting action in the other, have a larger jaw capacity than a conventional adjustable wrench of the same length, and are lighter than similarly sized adjustable wrenches. The Knipex pliers wrench are also a decent pair of pliers. The smooth jaws grip surprisingly well thanks to the 10:1 compound leverage although this does make adjustments a bit fussy. They’re also slightly more ergonomic than the much cheaper Knipex Cobra pliers I already own. Their only negative is their cost and that was a deal breaker for me. This was made even worse by the availability of the much cheaper and similarly useful Knipex Cobra Pliers.The Cobra pliers are also better than a regular adjustable wrench. They have the same adjustment mechanism, range of adjustment, and also grip tighter with increasing torque one way and ratchet in the other. They WILL engrave aggressive teeth marks in whatever they’re used on, although they can be used and adjusted so that this is minimised by making sure the toothed sections of the Cobra plier’s jaws are close to parallel and engage opposite flats of a fastener.I still think the use of an adjustable wrench, pliers, or pliers wrench on a fastener is only acceptable due to the necessity of a task combined with the lack of a better option.I see the Knipex Pliers Wrench as a small incremental improvement of the Knipex Cobra Pliers. I would’ve bought them myself long ago had they only been a small increment more expensive. If you NEED a lightweight adjustable wrench that doesn’t slip or mar fasteners then I’d say they’re worth it. If not, the Cobra Pliers are less expensive and more versatile.