Pliers

Pliers are hand tools designed for a wide range of applications and can be used for a wide variety of tasks to grip, lock, twist, hold, bend or cut materials like wires. Some pliers feature also a locking mechanism to securely hold the material in place, without the need to re-adjust.


Pliers are generally made from chrome vanadium steel, carbon steel, or other hardened steel alloys to ensure optimum durability, allow heavy-duty use without compromising the finish and prevent corrosion.


What are the most common types of pliers?


  • Cutters - occasionally called wire cutters, they are designed for cutting through wires and cabling and are available in variants like side cutting, end cutting and diagonal cutting

  • Longnose pliers - needle-nose pliers or snipe-nosed pliers, are suitable for multi-purpose tasks like bending and crimping and can be used in anything ranging from electrical work to jewellery making.

  • Combination pliers - designed to be both a functional pair of either round- nose, long nose or flat nose pliers with a built-in cutter that works with multiple applications

  • End cutter pliers - are designed to cut through or twist materials, such as wires, springs, nails, rivets and bolts

  • Waterpump pliers - occasionally referred to as a pipe wrench, are extendable and adjustable, which means they can adapt to fit almost any irregular shape due to their wide jaw, making them a versatile tool to have

  • Circlip pliers - a unique type of pliers that are used to install and remove internal circlips from a range of appliances

Who uses pliers?


Pliers are commonly used by professionals like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, gas engineers, car mechanics and DIY enthusiasts.


Note: If you are working with live or energised currents, ensure your pliers are VDE approved to ensure user safety.


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Description Price Cutting Capacity Plier Type Jaw Length Non Sparking Tip Style Material Cutting Capability Overall Length Material Number of Pieces Circlip Size Range ESD Safe Jaw Depth VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe
RS Stock No. 541-7065
BrandRS PRO
PHP650.53
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- Combination Pliers - - Straight - 125 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 445-8841
BrandRS PRO
PHP668.46
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2.5 mm, 3.0 mm, 3.5 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm Punch Pliers - - - - 288 mm Carbon Steel 6 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3702
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,053.01
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- Combination Pliers - - Straight - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 864-0782
BrandRS PRO
PHP569.63
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3.0 mm Flat Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5972
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,843.42
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3765
BrandRS PRO
PHP477.03
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7100
BrandRS PRO
PHP821.03
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 175 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3752
BrandRS PRO
PHP535.39
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 245-0536
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,309.69
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- Long Nose Pliers 17mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 875-5767
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,105.43
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1.6 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Hard Wire, Soft Wire 140 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5929
BrandRS PRO
PHP5,365.02
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5938
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,284.20
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 911-1042
BrandRS PRO
PHP4,346.41
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2.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight - 270 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 875-5773
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,183.86
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2.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Hard Wire, Soft Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3743
BrandRS PRO
PHP923.71
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 254 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3762
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,660.18
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- Plier Set - - - - 180 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5922
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,415.52
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 200 mm Chrome Nickel Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5903
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,412.41
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3787
BrandRS PRO
PHP634.22
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7116
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,555.75
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 300 mm - - - - - - -
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