Circlip Pliers

Circlip pliers, sometimes known as retaining ring pliers or snap ring pliers, have been specifically designed for installing and removing circlips. Circlips are circular clips made out of semi-flexible metal and are generally used to keep components fitted on shafts or housing and for bearings used for mechanisms that twist, spin, turn or pivot. Circlip pliers feature a different design to standard pliers at the tip. Standard pliers usually have flattened or sharpened tips (depending on application) whereas circlip pliers have tips shaped to fit the grip holes of circlips in order to manipulate them. TypesTwo different types of circlip pliers are available:
  • one for internal circlips
  • one for external circlips
. Some models have the ability to switch between the two, and are referred to as convertible or reversible circlip pliers. Some pliers are available with range of interchangeable tips, or replaceable tips. This can make your circlip pliers more versatile, as you will be able to fit them with different angle or different size tips, or simply replace a damaged tip when needed. The tips are normally screwed into the pliers, and it is straightforward to swap them. When deciding which plier you require, you should consider the diameter of the circlip that you want to install or remove. Individual pliers work with circlips of specific diameters, although there are some standard sizes.

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Description Price Circlip Size Range Maximum Circlip Size Minimum Circlip Size Tip Style Overall Length Standards Material ESD Safe Height Safe Number of Pieces
RS Stock No. 541-6781
BrandRS PRO
£12.15
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3 → 10 mm 10 mm 3 mm Bent 125 mm DIN J01 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-7267
BrandRS PRO
£31.69
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6.4 → 25.4 mm 25.4 mm 6.4 mm Straight - - Tough Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 851-7525
BrandRS PRO
£40.83
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15 → 49 mm, 9 → 45 mm 45 mm, 49 mm 15 mm, 9 mm Bent, Straight - - Chrome Molybdenum Steel Yes - -
RS Stock No. 182-436
BrandRS PRO
£30.54
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External: 7 → 48 mm, Internal: 6.4 → 25.4 mm External: 48 mm, Internal: 25.4 mm External: 6.4 mm, Internal: 6.4 mm Straight - - Tough Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6826
BrandRS PRO
£12.15
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3 → 10 mm 10 mm 3 mm Straight 135 mm DIN A01 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 265-2625
BrandRS PRO
£25.99
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3 → 5 mm 5 mm 3 mm Straight - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6832
BrandRS PRO
£12.87
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3 → 10 mm 10 mm 3 mm Bent 125 mm DIN A01 - - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6753
BrandRS PRO
£12.15
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3 → 10 mm 10 mm 3 mm Straight 135 mm DIN J01 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6860
BrandRS PRO
£10.48
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10 → 25 mm 25 mm 10 mm Straight 135 mm DIN A01 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6769
BrandRS PRO
£10.48
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8 → 25 mm 25 mm 8 mm Straight 135 mm DIN J01 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6797
BrandRS PRO
£10.85
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8 → 25 mm 25 mm 8 mm Bent 125 mm DIN J11 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6848
BrandRS PRO
£10.48
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10 → 25 mm 25 mm 10 mm Bent 125 mm DIN A11 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6876
BrandRS PRO
£11.64
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Straight 175 mm DIN A2 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6775
BrandRS PRO
£11.37
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Straight 175 mm DIN J2 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6854
BrandRS PRO
£11.75
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Bent 165 mm DIN A21 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 541-6810
BrandRS PRO
£9.75
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19 → 60 mm 60 19 mm Bent 165 mm DIN J21 Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 265-2647
BrandRS PRO
£22.56
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7 → 9 mm 9 mm 7 mm Straight - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 182-9977
BrandRS PRO
£17.40
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Straight 180 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 182-9978
BrandRS PRO
£18.23
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Bent 180 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 182-9979
BrandRS PRO
£16.85
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19 → 60 mm 60 mm 19 mm Straight 180 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - -
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