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Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip

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Overall rating 5.0

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Reviews
Number reviews: 52
Overal rating: 5
Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by W. Draper & Sons
16th February 2022

These are very comfy to hold and use. The handles being large allows for an solid grip allowing you to use plenty of force so you can tighten glands etc nice and tight. Well worth the buy

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Mitie (Mobile Electrician)
14th February 2022

I purchased these to do SWA glands and theyre absolutely awesome, you can rapidly adjust between gland sizes as needed and the smooth jaw doesnt cause any damage to the brass whilst making off, excellent pliers.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by D P Plumbing And Heating
11th February 2022

Top quality tools I have multiple sizes of these and the cobras with teeth can not fault them and would not buy anything else. I am plumber and use them every day without fail

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by M-TECH
10th February 2022

Great to use on SWA glands that doesnt round off the edges and mark the gland. After using these its difficult to go back to grips with teeth

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Redpath Installs
7th February 2022

These pliers are amazing. The flat, smooth jaws mean no damage. You also get a lot of pressure with very little effort. I have had zero slippage with these

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by D.A. Plumbing and Heating Ltd
5th February 2022

Fantastic pump pliers, they have a good , firm grip and seem a lot more harder than other makes too and so far I have had no slippage either. 1 of my pet hates is when a tool slips and makes a mess of the fittings

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by MP ELECTRICAL
3rd February 2022

I brought the VDE version of these not really needed but wanted the protection just in case. Got them to make off armoured easier as I found my others kept slipping or when adjusting they scratched or marked the finish on the glands.

These are that easy to adjust that theyre great to release and regrip. With the flat mouth it prevents slippage and prevents marking the gland or accessory.

Comfortable to use and easy to adjust. Brought one set at first liked them that much I brought another set makes making off SWA so much easier

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by DCS Plumbing & Heating
1st February 2022

I bought these (250mm)on a whim earlier last year, and initially didn't like them as they take a bit of getting used to compared to cobra grips. Having persevered, I actually find they're one of my daily go to tools when plumbing, be it for 15mm compression nuts, as you can ratchet action on them without damage, up to pump union nuts, as the jaws open up to 52mm

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by C F Heating & Plumbing LTD
18th June 2021

Ive had my eyes on a pair of these for a while but didnt want them to be an expensive mistake! I borrowed a pair from a fellow engineer I was working with and they were great, easy to adjust and didnt slip. Will be buying myself a pair now.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Apex E C
13th June 2021

I own a few of these grips from knipex in different sizes and style. I have the 15° offset handle which is a knuckle saver for sure. Having smooth jaws on these makes that great for me as an electrician because you don't damage the glands wether plastic or brass.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by RP Electrical Contracting
7th June 2021

For years I lived with 2 pairs of Banco Pump Grips and got on with them Ok except for the occasional pinched finger. Then I progressed to Knipex Cobras so no more pinching fingers but now I'm using these and they're game changers - parallel action and non marring jaws make them perfect for decorative finishes and cable glands etc

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Around To
3rd March 2021

Very well built. Was a purchase on a whim and I’ve used it a little and it’s very good at what it does.
It grips as hard as you can squeeze it making it superior to adjustables which can slip and rely on pressure points that can round the nut which you don’t want on visible or chrome pieces.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Forsythe Joinery
27th February 2021

Not a plumber but these come in very handy for any nuts and bolts. The adjustment on them is great and easy. I like that once it's set it doesn't slip. Also since the jaws open but keep the desired size when you close them up again means you can use them one-handed for awkward fittings. They're just one of those tools that works well and your glad you've got it in the bag. Not cheap, but definitely one of the best quality hand tools I've got. Got the 180mm and 300mm, handy having two for tightening nuts on valves so you can keep the strain off the pipes.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Riverside Electrical & Property Services
22nd February 2021

Brilliant tool, replaces grips and adjustable spanners. Doesn't mark chrome fittings as the jaws are smooth and remain parallel. Not cheap but well made and very useful. If I lost mine I'd buy another set in an instant.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by JWP & Sons Gas
22nd February 2021

Bought these recently and I’ve been very impressed, the best of both worlds of the grips and adjustables, makes life that little bit easier. Every little helps.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by DRM Electrical
10th February 2021

Great tool, got them in many sizes, makes it a lot quicker and easier to make off glands and conduit, and even though they have a flat jaw they don’t really tend to slip or scratch, you can get the rubber caps for them though

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Adj Interiors
7th February 2021

Knipex is top quality but pricey tools, has to be said, but you'll not get anything much better. It has a racheting motion if you can learn to use the technique. They should have made it springloaded to aid that motion, perhaps they will in future.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Gas
6th February 2021

Get a couple pair of these and ditch your adjustable spanners. Can get more grip and torque. Also dont have to take tool completely off like you do with spanner. Great quality as always from knipex.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Agps
5th February 2021

Perfect tool for them chrome fittings especially when doing a lot of fixtures, as they don't chew things up like traditional grips bit on the pricey side though but good tool

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Enertech FM Ltd
27th January 2021

Great tool for glands, flare nuts, bolts etc. Bit pricy but in my opinion worth it. Replaced my 6" adjustable for these and they hold up no bother. I'd definitely recommend these

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by FL Electrical
19th January 2021

This tool is great for using nuts and glands that you don’t want to scratch or ruin like you would with normal grips, not sure they’re worth it for the price tag that comes with them tho however they’re a great quality tool.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Concannon Heating Services
12th November 2020

Very good product but way over priced.
Had bahco grips that are less than half the price be better than knipex.
Was told that these would be the best possible grips and was very disappointed with how much they cost.

Personally wouldn't buy them again.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by N Barker Plumbing Heating and Gas Services
13th October 2020

Great grips, use on flat faced nuts on valves and controls, well built tools which I find virtually indestructible, have about five sets in differing sizes, all over two years old, still going strong with a lot of use

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by M J J Stannard Electrical
30th September 2020

I have the 180mm & 250mm pairs of these, they are expensive, I got them for £36 & £47 respectively. I use mine mainly for glanding cables as the smooth jaws don’t wreck the gland nuts, also the smaller set has been useful for working 6 - 10mm nuts & bolts so has replaced a small number of standard spanners. I do really like using them, they are built extremely well, and they open far wider than a similar sized adjustable spanner. If you can stomach the price, go for it, you’ll not regret it!

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by GH
24th September 2020

Great for use on brass cable glands and large lock nuts no need to carry stupid size spanners or slip with adjustable but they are pricey for what you get ...........

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by RJM Multi Trade Ltd T/A Bog Standard Plumbing
16th March 2020

Awesome grips, The smooth plate is great for Chrome nuts to avoid damage.
The larger set 24" are a little difficult to use as they open so wide.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Synergy Integrated Solutions Limited
14th March 2020

These are a great set of grips. Be cautious though when buying in mine, they are quite expensive (but well worth it) and appear larger than they actually are so when I ordered mine thinking they would be normal human sized, they were in fact teeny tiny ones, but in fact I’ve come to love them and uses them all the time!

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by S D Plumbing & Heating
4th February 2020

Really good set of grips, find them easy to use and it’s a nice fit in your hand. Best to use on chrome I find as it doesn’t scratch like the usual teethed grips

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by S.A.S Heating & Plumbing
22nd January 2020

I have found these to be great pliers the way they open and close is completely different to usual pliers.
They close smooth and give excellent grip on smooth nuts like and adjustable spinner but easier to use and adjust.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Atmosphere Renewables Ltd
8th August 2019

Absolutely love my flat faced jaw grips so handy for good leverage on nuts.
The best of both worlds in grips and adjustable spanner

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Greenwich Plumbing Company
8th May 2019

One of my favourite tools, not cheap but worth it.
Great for using on chrome nuts without damaging them and the adjustment mechanism is easy to use.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Walkwood Plumbing & Heating Ltd
24th January 2019

This pair of grips Is one of my most favourite tools in my tool bag, I will use it pretty much for everything, The build quality is never let me down it’s long-lasting I’ve had this item for around four years.
It has a hefty pricetag and when you’ve left it in a customers house you come to realise that you may never see your tall again and then the customer will call you and tell you that they have received the taller now give you back it is an amazing feeling to know there is some honest and genuine people there to reunite yourself with that tool

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Omi Gas
13th October 2018

Great tool really help with a nut that has been rounded off where a wrench won't work these will and the power you can put on a nut without these slipping is phenomenal.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by B H heating solutions
16th April 2018

Only got the small pair and only had month but seem ok not sure if they are worth the asking price those think will stick to my normal grips unles these come down in price a bit

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by JS HEATING
10th December 2017

Have a couple pairs of these in different sizes. Good for chrome fittings as dosnt mark them. Good quality build.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Wells Electrical
27th June 2017

Use 2 of these mainly for swa glands, they don't damage the glands at all due to the flat jaws. Also thin width of jaws.Push button is better than a channel lock system and allows for greater control of jaw opening size. High quality like all knipex tools will last lifetime.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Liam kerwood electrician
27th June 2017

Great for using on glands. Narrow sleak design means they can fit in tight spaces and will not slip. Excellent build quality as alway with knipex

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by AMR Heating Solutions
10th June 2017

Great grips with anti marking. Ideal for when working on chrome etc. Definitely worth having in your kit

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by J W Heating & Plumbing Solutions Limited
3rd June 2017

Strong grips available in a variety of sizes perfect for chrome as these will not damage the nut, a must for your toolbox.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by ABH Plumbing & Heating
9th May 2017

Really good, well built pliers. Strong grip, non marking. Good for finishing. A tad expensive but worth the cost.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
30th April 2017

Quality built pliers from knipex, not solid grip and feels solid in the hand. Great for a multitude of tasks but as others have stated come into the own when used in chrome.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Integrated Engineering (SW) Ltd T/A Bristol Gas
16th April 2017

A thing of beauty. I have at least one of most sizes of these and the 300mm are the most used tool in my bag.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by S Crawforth Plumbing & Heating
5th April 2017

Just bought a pair of these. Fantastic to use and especially good to use on chrome fittings as it doesn't leave a mark on the fitting.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Xpress Heating
5th April 2017

Amazing, where have you been all of my life!!
They live in my service bag and are used almost daily, most deserving of a full 5 star review

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Ascot Plumbing
5th April 2017

Have various sizes. Dont lnow how ive managed with out them excellent bit of kit. Reasonably priced.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by DM Heating & Plumbing
4th April 2017

Great especially for use on chrome fittings

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Modern Home Plumbing
4th April 2017

I think these are a genuine replacement for an adjustable spanner but I use them as an extra tool to supplement the other grips and spanners I have. Expensive but worth it, just.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by PARAGAS
24th March 2017

Bought these and within a couple of days the rubber handles stared coming off. Not impressed so returned. Overpriced so stuck with Bahco.

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Johnstone Plumbing and Heating
3rd March 2017

Great tools good quality premium price but worth the money

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Tim Isle Tiling
16th January 2017

Very good quality

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by The Plumbing People
21st October 2016

A very useful tool and very precise

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Review for Knipex Plier Wrenches, Multi-Component Grip by Hampshire Technical
1st September 2016

So easy to use a geat alternative to an adjustable wrench

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22nd January 2018

Hi. I'm Terry Burgin of Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer. I'm a member of Expert Trades. Today I'm doing a tool talk review.
Today, the tool I'm gonna review is the Knipex flat jawed grips, I would call them. I'm not sure what their official name is. Basically they're great for if you're doing anything with radiate valves or any Conex nuts that you don't wanna mark. They work exactly the same as grips. You can just adjust the size and then just clamp it onto the fitting. Then you've got a nice flat surface like a pair of spanners, but it's adjustable, so you can move easily to whatever size you wanna go to.
I've had these grips now for about six months. They're really hard wear and they get thrown around here, there, and everywhere. But they're still looking pretty much new. They got a bit of paste on them, but they're really good.
Value for money, they are pretty expensive. But, I would, again, pay that every day before I bought a cheaper alternative. I'm Terry Burgin, and I recommend the Knipex Flat Jawed Grips.


Asked on 5th April 2017 by DCB Plumbing & Heating

Are these grip the best on the market? Iv seen some good reviews over the Internet, iv had a of pair rothembergers that have lasted me nearly 10 years, do these make a big difference in day-to-day work and does the jaw adjustment slip or does it feel very sturdy?

Answered on 5th April 2017 by PARAGAS

I bought these and within a day the rubber handles fell off!

Answered on 14th April 2017 by Hampshire Technical

Personally had no problems and love all my knipex gear cant beat it.

Answered on 5th October 2018 by David Hainey & Co

You get the speed of pump pliers but the precision of a bacho


Asked on 4th April 2017 by Masterheat Boiler Installations

Does anyone know what the largest version of these are, my current ones of these are about 300mm, I want something for pumps. Also they are expensive but best tool I bought last year, just wondering who the best value supplier is?

Answered on 4th April 2017 by DJPHS

From what i can see, the largest ones are 250mm

https://www.knipex.de/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=art_detail&isMobile=&parentID=2362&groupID=2408&artID=34807

Answered on 5th April 2017 by Modern Home Plumbing

Yep, I think that's the largest, you'd get them on gas meter unions fine but not pump nuts. I bought the stubby Nerrad wide jaw adjustable that fits on pump nuts, you can hit it with a hammer and it won't break so great for pump nuts.

Answered on 11th April 2017 by Robinson Heating

The xl are the largest ones at 400mm go for about £110 I think.


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