Color:Original version Product description Resilient precision tips snap back into place even after being twisted Half-round, long, pointed jaws With additionally hardened cutting edges (hardness approx. 61 HRC) for soft, medium hard and hard wire Plastic coated handles Amazon.com 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. Cuts soft, medium, and hard wire (view larger). 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. About Knipex 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. 26 11 200 At a Glance Long tapered jaws make reaching into confined spaces easy Resilient precision tips snap back into place even after being twisted Serrated gripping jaw surface Precision induction-hardened cutting edges Chrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, forged and oil-hardened See larger image. Specifications Cutting capacity: Up to 1/8-inch nail and wire pin; 3/32-inch wire rope strand and steel wire Length: 8 inches Weight: 7.1 ounces Handles: Plastic-coated grip See all Product description
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- Elastic precision tips
- Half round, long jaws with serrated gripping surfaces.
- Induction-hardened cutting edges that cut medium hard wire up to 3.2 mm in diameter and hard wire 2.2 mm in diameter.
- High-grade special tool steel, forged, oil-hardened.
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- Knipex is a great German brand. The quality is really high. That being said, it doesn’t seem that these are too much better than my Channellock brand long nose pliers if at all better. I don’t regret the purchase of any Knipex tools though. The “Pliers Wrench” and “Cobra” adjustable pliers are great. It is the unique Knipex tools that are more impressive. Maybe buy the long needle nose pliers from Channellock and save the money for the unique Knipex pliers. Or maybe keep them all Knipex so they match :)This is high quality and matches those but is pretty similar to slightly less expensive Channellock long nose pliers. If the price doesn’t bother you, these are very nice.
- These are, by far, the best. No question. Made in Germany. A superior grade of steel. The jaws hold up to literally -tons- of abuse. The cutting edge eats through whatever I throw at it. I use these for just about anything- without hesitation.I have had dozens of needle-nose pliers, long nose, curved, etc. They are kind of a staple to everyday tinkering, fixing, adjustments, for the shop, home, auto stuff- it’s immensely useful. These are definitely the best I have ever owned.
- I primarily use needle nose pliers to twist and tighten stainless steel ties and wires of various gauges. ALL needle nose pliers I used in the past get screwed up after just a few twists which put a high lateral load onto just one tip which usually bend out of alignment. Knipex needle tips do twist and get out of alignment under high load, but always go back to their original shape without deforming unlike others. I find this quite fascinating. It’s not the strongest needle nose pliers (Snap On is stronger), but this plier seems to be designed to twist and bend under load, and to go back to its original shape and alignment without bending. Snap On pliers are much harder to bend, but once they twist, they are bent permanently. After multiple twists and bending, I can still pick up a single strand of hair with Knipex pliers. My Snap On plier can not.
- Thought I’d never find a pair of needle nose I like better than my kleins for electrical work, these are a little longer in the nose and are excellent pliers,,have both the standard grips and the over molded grip models, I like the standard grip models for working with wiring because the are easier,to manipulate than the bulky larger grips which are better if you need to use maximum force.
- Ok, let’s be clear, I’m addicted to knipex pliers and when I need a specific plier, my first reach is for a knipex. (my second choice would be Klein and third a Crescent). When you need a needle nose plier, you want one where the jaws are precisely aligned and that the plier can be squeezed without fear that the jaws will misalign. First rate product.
- This was my first knipex purchase and largely due to their reputation for quality. When I received mine I was very disappointed with it. When closing the pliers the tip would make contact but the other areas of the teeth would not which left a rather large gap. Going by other pictures I could see this is not correct so I got a bad unit. I had higher expectations of their brand and assumed there would be a level of quality control to ensure this wouldn’t happen.
- Given the quality of this product, its price is more than fair. Every detail spells quality, from the finish to the perfect alignment of the jaws, the balance of the tool, and an efficiency that is complemented by its machine elegance. Sturdy and functional, superb craftsmanship and materials of the highest quality. Highly recommended.
- The machining is very clean and the pliers open and close as if they float on air, no sticking or hard opening like with some pliers. The cutter is perfect and each side of the tip is the same exact size, unlike with some pliers where 1 side can sometimes be slightly “fatter” or “thinner”. Knipex are perfectly even and equal.The only bad is that 1 of the handles red rubber comes up a bit higher then the other, but this is nothing, also I can use knife if need to trim it down a bit. And one more thing I did not like is the handle comes marked with a barcode. I have a huge collection of Knipex and this is the first time I see a barcode on the handle, but it is located on the other side of the main markings you see in the product image.