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. 158-5300
Mfr. Part No.03 06 180
BrandKnipex
SGD42.93
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Steel Wire: 2.2 mm; Spring Wire: 2.2 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Steel Wire; Spring Wire 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 305-7419
Mfr. Part No.9897
BrandBahco
SGD268.09
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 200 mm - 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 623-6407
BrandRS PRO
SGD73.98
1 Set
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5372
Mfr. Part No.26 16 200
BrandKnipex
SGD52.39
Each
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- Long Nose Pliers 73mm - Straight - 200 mm Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7071
BrandRS PRO
SGD24.82
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 396-6060
Mfr. Part No.88 06 250
BrandKnipex
SGD56.58
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5293
Mfr. Part No.02 06 180
BrandKnipex
SGD48.13
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Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Piano Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 11.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Stranded Wire 180 mm Tool Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7267
BrandRS PRO
SGD69.17
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - Steel - 6.4 → 25.4 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 467-6601
Mfr. Part No.00 19 57
BrandKnipex
SGD139.94
Each
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 517-8473
Mfr. Part No.88 01 300
BrandKnipex
SGD52.24
Each
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 300 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 879-3072
Mfr. Part No.T05T
BrandIrwin
SGD44.72
Each
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 250 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6781
BrandRS PRO
SGD24.99
Each
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- Circlip Pliers - - Bent - 125 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 327-0729
Mfr. Part No.2427G-160
BrandBahco
SGD63.89
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Medium Hard Wire: 3.8 mm; Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Copper and Aluminium Cable: 13 mm Long Nose Pliers 46mm - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 418-6243
BrandRS PRO
SGD37.91
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 178 mm Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1377
Mfr. Part No.44 11 J2
BrandKnipex
SGD24.00
Each
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 180 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 19 → 60 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 297-1910
Mfr. Part No.03 07 200
BrandKnipex
SGD56.73
Each
units
Medium Hard Wire: 3.8 mm; Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Standard Wire: 13 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire 200 mm Tool Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 442-0931
Mfr. Part No.25 02 160 SB
BrandKnipex
SGD33.75
Each
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- Long Nose Pliers 50mm - Straight - 160 mm Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 182-436
BrandRS PRO
SGD64.02
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - - Steel - External: 7 → 48 mm, Internal: 6.4 → 25.4 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 337-1456
Mfr. Part No.46 11 A0
BrandKnipex
SGD26.02
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - 3 → 10 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 297-1948
Mfr. Part No.26 17 200
BrandKnipex
SGD64.05
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- Long Nose Pliers 73mm - Straight - 200 mm Vanadium Electric Steel - - - - Yes -