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Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm

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Overall rating 4.9

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Reviews
Number reviews: 7
Overal rating: 5
Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm by Mde
21st October 2021

Great pair of pliers the price of them, have them a very long time and they are very good. Fit for anything and on of the better pair of pliers on the market at the minute. Great job.

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm by Keynston Services
30th September 2021

A really useful set of pliers. These fit nicely in the palm of the hand, with a comfortable cushion grip. A very useful feature I found (not mentioned in the Knipex blurb) is the two grooves cut into the needle nose. These are intended (by Knipex) for gripping nail heads for pulling nails out. BUT, I found that this part of the pliers is excellent for doubling over solid copper wire, making a very neat fold when you need to double over a single wire for a solid electrical connection.

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm by Martyn Smith
9th June 2021

Great little product. I was given these to try and thought I'd barely use them but I now use them practically every job. Alot smaller than normal long nose pliers but really handy. The cutting blade on them is really sharp also.

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm by Eastside Electrical Services
10th April 2021

Love these they have a lovely feel to them they are strong even to the very point with no fear of twist I think for the cost you won't be dissapointed

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm 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.

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm 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

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Review for Knipex VDE High Leverage Needle Nose Pliers 145mm 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.

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23rd May 2022

Hello. My name's Jamie. I'm a heating engineer, and this is a Tool Talk review on behalf of Expert Trades of these Knipex combination pliers.

Now, I've been using them for a few different things. And if you're a qualified electrician, you might say, well, I can do that with just my side cutters, but I'm not as good as you. So, I've been making use of these for a number of different things, and here they are.

So first of all, they do have the ability to cut cable, which has been pretty useful. They've also got some pretty good teeth here to get some good grip. I don't know if my camera's focusing on that. To get some good grips on rounded-off nuts and bolts, just to be able to get them started. They've also got some grip on the inside there, which has been quite useful.

I was struggling to get a vent pin out the other day. My pin nose pliers weren't strong enough to turn, but these got a good grip on, and because they go from quite thin to quite thick pretty quickly, they're really strong. So, I was able to get that pulled round and open that vent pin with ease really. So I was really happy about that.

You'll also see that right in the middle there, they've got this tiny little hole there, which was useful for when I was doing some twin and earth to strip the cable, and then I can get it in between that and bend it around so I could get the bend on it to get a good grip on the terminal. So, that was pretty useful.

They've also got a really good grip. Good ergonomically designed grip. And they've obviously got the obvious things like they're insulated to a thousand volts and all that kind of stuff. So, quite a good multiuse tool. Yeah. Really happy with it. It's very smooth when I open and close it, which is always good as well.

So that's it really. They're a Knipex product, so you expect quality, but they definitely have come with quality. So I'm really happy with it. So, that's the Knipex combination pliers. My name's Jamie, and this has been a Tool Talk review. Thank you for watching the video. See you in a bit.


7th April 2021

Hello, I'm Martyn. This is my review of the Knipex Snipe Nose Pliers, which I've been trialling for couple or three weeks now. Very, very small as you can see, they fit in your hand quite nicely. I mean in comparison to my normal long nose pliers, you can see they're sort of probably half the size, if that. That said though, they're extremely, extremely... Found them to be extremely useful tool really.

Got a cutting blade there. I mean this is a 2.5 cable this, sort of cuts through that fairly easy really. Can use it for stripping as well obviously if you want to. No problems sort of pulling back cable. Got this little sort of knock out or nudge in it there is part of it for sort of gripping hold of cords or whatever and pulling them. It's doing an easy job of stripping the cable as well. They are quite good, it's just me being a little bit light handed there really. Like I say, you can use that then for bending the cords over with or whatever. It's really, really, really good tool.

Sort of if you get yourself in a bit of a pickle, you can't quite reach something inside a consumer unit, they're perfect for that really. Just sort of you got a wire at the top, you just need to sort of get that into space where it's a bit of a tight space, absolutely perfect for it. I was really, really surprised to be honest with just how good they were. I thought that my normal sort of long nose pliers would be more than sufficient really, but these really are very, very handy. Like I say, because they are quite a lot smaller, they are quite easy to fit into small gaps and stuff like that.

That cutting blade is really sharp. I've cut faceplate screws and bits like that with it as well. Yeah, I'm really, really impressed. Would definitely recommend them. Thank you.


7th April 2021

Hi guys, Steve here, or Spud the sparky, I've been asked by Expert Trades, part of their TOOL TALK group, to review these KNIPEX. I've always known it as KNIPEX, needle nose, combination pliers. Usually, I use C.K long nose pliers, these however, have a little notch in them, which is good for doubling over. Nice sharp little cutter here, which goes through a single insulated conductor fairly easily.

You can do a multitude of things... Like you can with most other needle-nose pliers. The only negative point I've got from my perspective is they aren't very long, which my C.K ones are. Fairly robust, sturdy handles, ergonomic design. That's one of the things they've got over the other pliers I've used. They fit quite nicely into hand, got the little stoppers at the top. Stop you from touching any live parts if you are using them for pulling out live cables. Obviously not supposed to be doing that, but yeah. Nice little set of pliers. So yeah, I'm Steve or Spud the Sparky. That's one of my expert trades reviews. Thanks for listening. Cheers.


7th April 2021

Right today it's a quick review of the Needle Nose Combination Pliers from Knipex. I like Knipex stuff. It's always good quality and straight off the bat nice and easy to use.

Now these are a small pair. I don't know whether you can get a slightly bigger pair, but these ones are really nice for if you want to have a light tool bag or a testing tool bag, and you can throw these in there because you can do a lot with them. You'd have these in your bag instead of having your long noses and your combination pliers. As you can see, these are normal full-size pliers, I put the codes in just so you can see what I'm running with. That's a bit muddled but it doesn't really matter. And as you can see these are the one two five versions, which are nice! They feel nice in the hands. They're not too small. Don't feel like a child's toy. I found that they have really good grip because the teeth inside here aren't level. I don't know if you can see this, when it focuses in on itself, there you go. Teeth are staggered so they close really nicely and they give an amazing grip.

You've also got the normal bit in the combination plier where you can grab all the old... Little bit of a bolt that's giving you a bit of aggro. But normal, good quality. Use them a little bit when testing. And they're quite nice. I like the fact they're still needle nose, but they aren't ridiculously long. I find with these, these are really good, but because they're so long, you end up feeling like you're halfway away from where you're moving the cables. It's good and they do the job, but sometimes you just want to be a little bit closer, which is where these come in really, really well. And it saves you having two tools with you.

Would I recommend them? Yes. Would I say they'd replace these? No, your every day you're going to want these with you all the time. But, say you want to cut down and you just bringing your second fixed tools in, or you're not sure what you're doing, like you're doing a bit of testing or the job's coming to an end, and you don't want to lug all your tools around. Or also, you've got all three of these on you. This is great. Just to have on you just as a get-out-of-jail-free card. You can pretty much do a lot with these that you can do with those. But obviously you've got one lighter tool as opposed to having two. So would I recommend them? Yes. I haven't used them for months, but as they're Knipex, you know you're going to have the quality, you know they're going to last, you know they're going to stand up to the test of time. Hopefully that's informative. Hope you like them.


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.


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