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KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers

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• Handy use when working in confined areas thanks to slim head design and pointed jaws (anti-twist)
• Gripping surfaces with special convex contour on one side for secure gripping of flat parts
• Milled groove in the gripping area permits small parts such as nails, pins and bolts to be held and pulled
• The reliable and diverse combination pliers when out and about
• Easy cutting thanks to the high leverage joint
• With cutting edges for soft, medium-hard and hard wire
• Long service life and stable tips
• High-grade special tool steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened

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  • Ease of Use is rated at a 5/5 for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers :

  • Features is rated at a 4/5 for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers :

  • Value For Money is rated at a 5/5 for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers :

  • Overall is rated at a 5/5 for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers :

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Review for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers by Get Home Improvements
9th December 2020

I got these to test and they feel light but strong. They cut through 2.5mm cable with no issues. The grip of the teeth let me pull out a wire from the strand again with no issues. As for stripping wires, I’d rather use my own wire strippers but I guess if you’re used to the pliers and had nothing else, they would do. Handy and always in my tool bag.

I got these to test and they feel light but strong. They cut through 2.5mm cable with no issues. The grip of the teeth let me pull out a wire from the strand again with no issues. As for stripping wires, I’d rather use my own wire strippers but I guess if you’re used to the pliers and had nothing else, they would do. Handy and always in my tool bag.


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Review for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers by Ewelectrics
19th November 2020

Reviewed these previously after a few days use and was unconvinced but after some use I’ve found them to be very capable, especially in the domestic electrical field. These are my #1 recommended tool to apprentices as they can loop over cable cores, cut well, fit anywhere and grip sheathing. They’re like the Swiss Army knife of side cutters in a small, high quality package. I’ve found them most useful in consumer units as their size makes them manoeuvrable behind breakers. Although reluctant at first, and I prefer tools at lease 200mm usually. I would highly recommend these as their size and abilities set these snip/pliers apart

Reviewed these previously after a few days use and was unconvinced but after some use I’ve found them to be very capable, especially in the domestic electrical field.
These are my #1 recommended tool to apprentices as they can loop over cable cores, cut well, fit anywhere and grip sheathing.
They’re like the Swiss Army knife of side cutters in a small, high quality package.
I’ve found them most useful in consumer units as their size makes them manoeuvrable behind breakers.
Although reluctant at first, and I prefer tools at lease 200mm usually. I would highly recommend these as their size and abilities set these snip/pliers apart


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Review for KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers by Around To
12th November 2020

Had these from the testers club, a fantastic pair of pliers. Good little second fix tool. The notching is alternating, giving it an excellent grip on all shapes and sizes of material. A positive and easy to use cutter. There is a smooth notch for gripping smaller cables and is also good for folding ends of conductors for a nice tight bend. The wire easily locates making it nice and simple. A good feel in the hand with a well designed comfortable grip. Highly recommend them and not exceptionally expensive.

Had these from the testers club, a fantastic pair of pliers.
Good little second fix tool.
The notching is alternating, giving it an excellent grip on all shapes and sizes of material.
A positive and easy to use cutter.

There is a smooth notch for gripping smaller cables and is also good for folding ends of conductors for a nice tight bend. The wire easily locates making it nice and simple.

A good feel in the hand with a well designed comfortable grip. Highly recommend them and not exceptionally expensive.


14th January 2021

Hi. I'm Peter of Keynston Services and I'm just going to talk about this little set applies that I was sent; I've been asked to give a few review points on.

Well, it comes from KNIPEX and it's called, variously, a KNIPEX combination pliers or needle-nose pliers. So on one advert I found here, it's called both: needle nose combination pliers. Elsewhere, it's just called combination pliers and the wrapping that came with them just has the part number on.

Now, when they arrived, they're rather a lot smaller than I imagined from the photograph and they don't really compare with what I normally carry as a pair of needle-nose, which are quite long; they've got a good reach. I rarely use them, but when I need to get inside somewhere, I can get in and pull things around with those. If there's a danger, I do have some fully insulated ones as well. So these, when I open them up, they're more of a stubby nosed thing to me, definitely not needle-nose. But there you are; that's what they're sold as. And they're sold as combination because they supposedly have a number of features.

Well, what are they used for? The picture that comes on the little card, and what I saw on the KNIPEX website, show that these are used for getting into small, tight areas. On their website, they showed one of these round European enclosures that you can use over here. I do have them over here and sometimes they fit; they're just right to go behind a ceiling rose, if there's some problems with space and wiring. These little boxes actually also work very well with these brush face plates that, again, the screw holes just line up with those, so I do use these. And indeed, they are small and dinky and do reach into those that are a small space.

It does say on KNIPEX's website that it's got pointed jaws. It's what they call them on their own website and they say that because of there's a slight angle here in the gripping area, you've got improved gripping, and I couldn't really tell that. It does have an interesting feature that if I can show you, it may show up, that there is a groove partway down. You see the nose there? They say that's used for pulling pins. Now, I did actually find that was useful, having that groove there. When you got to pull out a pin, it does work and you can remove that. So, one small feature, maybe that's why they call it a combined unit.

And then, they also say on the KNIPEX website that you get easy cutting due to the size and something about the jaws. Well, that is where I have had a problem. I'll just show you now. I used these on a couple of jobs last week. I was dealing with some normal twin and earth 2.5. When it comes to cutting it, the jaw is smaller. If I look at a... Well, if I trying to show you against a normal pair of side cutters, or even that needle-nose cutter there, the length of the cutting blade there is insufficient, so I ended up having to hack off the wire. So, when they say easy cutting... Well, if I take a piece of one mill flex, yes, it cuts that easy. Again, on their website, it does show quite a lot of the round cable that they use over on the continent rather or twin and earth, which is wider, so that was quite a disappointment there.

When it comes to features of the device, they call it combination. Well, combination means trade off and, as I've said, this cutting jaw is just too short to deal with 2.5 twin and earth. It was okay for the one mill flex and also, it is fine, as I said, getting into small enclosures, getting into a back box. You can get in there, but compared to a normal set of pliers, it's a good 10, maybe 15mm, shorter on the reach in there. And as I showed before, considerably shorter than a standard set of needle-nose pliers. So, there's a bit of a trade off there within the features.

Does it improve my work? Well, I said I used it for a couple of days on two jobs and the dinky size of it... Now, look, it fits in the palm. It's such a small set. If a couple of times I had to reach in somewhere a little bit small, it's small size is an advantage. If I compare it to the normal side cutters I use, it's slightly shorter, as you can see. Slightly shorter at the end, so if there was any problems getting in somewhere that was good.

Cutting cable, well, as I showed you, cutting anything larger than 1.5 twin and earth or round flex was difficult. I was impressed with the nail pulling. Here we are; there's another. See, that was quite good although, again, other pairs of pliers will also pull out the nail, but they did what it said on the tin.

But where I was surprised, and this is something I discovered, when it comes to doubling over cable, often when you're running a cable, especially a single cable, into a connection, you want to double over the cable. We'd often take a pair of pliers, double it over, faff around squeezing, what I found here almost accidentally is that because of the very small rounded end, I could roll the cable over, which if you see there is now a loop. But then by putting it in those grooves that KNIPEX say are intended for pulling nails, I found I could squeeze that up very quickly and double over the cable, so that was an unexpected discovery I made.

What was my favourite feature of this? Well, it actually had to be the small groove because getting nails and pins out is something we do occasionally, but it's not something that occurs on every job, but doubling over the cable was a surprisingly good feature that I discovered. But as for the rest of it, the reach was not enough for other work, so my gut feeling over this is that, overall, this is too small. It's too bespoke for general use with these tiny little features. Maybe suits European electricians suited to work on rounder cables and these smaller enclosures in the wall.

If I hadn't discovered the doubling over, I'd actually be saying, "No, it's not worth it." But that one little accidental discovery, for me, means it's going to have a place, probably low down, in my toolbox; maybe in my pocket. I'll keep that for a while and see how much I use it. But overall, it has not replaced the individual items of side cutters, big pliers, the long needle-nose pliers. So, all in all, it's a no for me and I'm out.


14th January 2021

Hi, this is Andy Bennett from Bennetts Safe Gas. Just a review on these new Knipex Needle-Nose Combination Pliers. Quite a nice tool. It's very, very comfortable to hold and no resistance whatsoever.

Nice teeth, sharp, good grip. Cable cutting is better than what I'm used to compared to these cheapo ones. And these ones don't fully open. When you do open them, they are not easy to close. These ones are easy, simple.

Let's just compare them cutting a bit of cable. It makes it not quite so easy compared to these ones. A lot easier. Strips, cuts. Nice little tool. Tells you how many volts it can take, 1,000 volts. Hopefully I'll be nowhere near that. Compared to these, there's no information. None at all. Yeah. Thank you to Tool Talk. Nice little tool.


14th January 2021

Hi folks, how you doing? My name's Gary from Get Home Improvements, a local handyman in Aberdeen. I've been given the task of looking at the Knipex pliers. See these are, I think it's a 0826145SB pliers. Registered for up to 1,000 volts. It feels really good, there seems to be no issues with them. Use them for, obviously, cutting the cables, cutting cables no problem. It cuts through really relatively quite easily as well. As you can see, you can take them score around them, no problem. Take them apart, works great. Even fantastic. Got a really good grip. And also, if you want to pull a whole cord wire out, fantastic for that as well. So cuts really, really easy. Good pliers.

Would I use them for stripping wires with myself personally? No, I've got a different kind of ones for stripping, anyway. So I don't know. Would I utilise them for that? Works. As I said, I have wire strippers I use for it. But for the cutting the wires, no problem. Yeah, I think it's absolutely fantastic. Really good. As I said, really easy for cutting. Seems to be no issues. This 1.5mm twin and earth, cuts with no issues at all whatsoever. I'm trying it on a live circuit yet, I'm not going to try it up to 1,000 volts. No way. But hopefully you'll like the review and thanks very much Tool Talk.


11th December 2020

There it is. So, Knipex needle nose pliers. Handy little size, nice, sharp tool for stripping cables. Generally very handy, easy to use. Pinpoint accuracy. Sharp, easy second fix pliers to use, nice little alternating grip on the needle portion. Very open gripping portion to grip cables nicely without damaging them at all. Not massively wide open.

Yeah, nice. Polished design, nice bit of weight to them, so all right with that. The Knipex needle nose pliers, very handy little electrical tool. Knipex, very well renowned for making pretty good quality items. Yeah, very impressed with them. Nice chunky grip on them, no chance of slipping past and accidentally giving yourself a little buzz. Lovely.


11th December 2020

Hi guys, it's Macauley's SmartPipe Plumbing Services. I hope you're all doing well. Before we get started, I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Tool Talk TV for sending me out this product to review on their channel. It is the KNIPEX Needle-Nose Combination Pliers.

As a gas engineer, I do do a lot of boiler work and I've been using this for a week or so now on boilers. And why I've not got one sooner, I don't know. It's really handy to have in the toolbox. It's only small. It fits in the palm of the hand, so it's handy to fit into a toolbox kit. Doesn't take up too much space like other long-nose pliers and other cutters do, making more room for other tools which we like.

So I'll just give you a close-up of the tool. You see at the top you've got your long-nose pliers. You've got your, like most combination pliers, they have the cutting blades in the middle, you've got your wider grip, and then right near the top is your thinning grip for your wire. I will do a slight demonstration. So I will cut the wire and then we can pull it off. And they're also, they're really sharp and they will cut the wire very easily. They'll also cut straight through the thicker 3-core, not a problem.

So as a gas engineer, and to other gas engineers I would recommend these as they're handy for getting into cut wires, they're handy for getting to pull clips out, pull wires out of boilers. But even for electricians to get into back boxes, for plumbers to work in the cisterns maybe, I don't know. But as a gas engineer, I would use these on a day-to-day basis. Highly recommend.

In regards to improving the product, I'd like maybe the needle-noses to be slightly a bit longer. Not too much so it makes the product too much bigger, but it's just for getting to them tighter, hard-to-reach spaces; that would help. But other than that, quality product as KNIPEX always is. Made of quality material. And the hand grip on them is really nice; they fit in the hand really nicely. They are 100 volt rated tested, so no worries if you do get a shock, they won't blow up. Made in Germany, as all KNIPEX products are, as you would know if you're a KNIPEX fan like myself.

Not much else I can really say about these products, other than go get yourself a pair. Thanks guys. Hope to see you all again soon.


18th November 2020

I've been given a pair of 200-mil bolt cutters, which are beautiful, and some 145 needle nose pliers by Tool Talk to give a review on. So first we'll start with these little numbers. I usually quite like smaller tools, and the quality on these is incredible. All the teeth are offset, so on thinner things you can really get a good grip on it. Like most, they've got cutting teeth near the bottom of the jaws for a bit more leverage and a bigger notch in there for grabbing cables and whatnot. Also, a tiny little one for, I suppose cores, which will be quite good for folding them over, or if you don't want to damage them.

I haven't found much use for them, apart from I usually use this size of 200-mil pair of long nose, just because you can get in gaps a bit more. But these, as an electrician you can find will fit into a back box where most won't, and you can really put them in and get a grip of cable. That's quite nice. Plus, with being so tiny, it'll fit in your tool bag anywhere or go in your pocket and you can forget about them all day.

I'm not sure the needle nose on them is something I'll use a lot more for anything other than really getting them into a back box, because I'll just slot in. But other than that, they do expand pretty quickly, so you can't really get it into anything deep or I don't know. That's the typical use for needle nose pliers anyway, really finding things where you shouldn't be.

They would be good in a consumer unit, working cables around, because that's always a little bit finicky. So these will fit in more enclosures, but no, the quality of them I couldn't fault. They've got a decent weight to them, which is always a little bit encouraging, because you know they're good gauge metal.

The grip on them is probably one of the best I've got. I don't use any KNIPEX gear, really. My old employer had a pair of insulated cobras and they were incredible, but this is really my only other interaction with them.

Not too much to say about them, but they do have their use. They'll probably save you a lot of time and hassle for that one job that they're really capable of. So I can't fault that, and I'm sure they're going to be put to good, good use in the future.