Combination Pliers

Combination pliers are a useful set of hand tools also known as Lineman pliers or Side-Cutting pliers and are an extremely versatile piece of equipment to have available in a professional or DIY toolbox. These types of pliers have multi-purpose jaws that can be used for gripping, twisting, bending and cutting wires and cables.

How do combination pliers work?

These pliers work by relying on the strengths of the user to deliver accuracy by opening and closing the levers together during the application to open and close the jaws, which in turn multiplies the force through the leverage applied.

What are the key features of combination pliers?

  • Most combination pliers have insulated handles or grips that reduce the risk of electric shock when working with electrical wires
  • There are variations of pliers that are non-sparking and VDE/1000V approved for use with live electrical wiring and cabling to ensure the safety of the user
  • Combination pliers offer multi-purpose functionality that can be applied across a wide range of precision tasks including cutting, gripping, bending, and much more
  • Serrated grips offer superior grip on materials that may slide or be difficult to grip
  • The cutters on the pliers offer hardened and sharp blades for stubborn materials, however, it is advised to check with the manufacturer for recommended cutting guidelines
  • Some pliers are designed with a locking handle to ensure that they do not accidentally lose grip and damage the cable or the user
  • Who uses combination pliers?

    These types of pliers are commonly used by:

  • Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Network Engineers
  • Cable installation technicians
  • DIY enthusiasts

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    RS Stock No. 911-1042
    BrandRS PRO
    £44.24
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    - Maximum of 1.6 mm @ 1600 N/mm², Maximum of 2.5 mm @ 800 N/mm² - 270 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 847-3774
    BrandRS PRO
    £9.47
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    - - - 200 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-3065
    BrandRS PRO
    £18.91
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    Hard Wire, Soft Wire Maximum of 1.8 (Hard Wire) mm, Maximum of 1.8 (Soft Wire) mm - 160 mm 35mm Steel - 1.8mm Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 136-6976
    BrandRS PRO
    £19.17
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    Hard Wire, Soft Wire Maximum of 2 (Hard Wire) mm, Maximum of 2 (Soft Wire) mm - 180 mm 29mm Steel - 2mm Yes - - - - -
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    - 1.8 mm - 177.8 mm - Carbon Steel - - - - - - - -
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    £25.42
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    Piano Wire; Medium Hard Wire 2 (Piano Wire) mm, 2.5 (Hard Wire) mm, 3.5 (Medium Hard Wire) mm - 190 mm 38mm Steel - 2.5mm - - - 2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 136-6973
    BrandRS PRO
    £18.23
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    Piano Wire; Medium Hard Wire 2 (Piano Wire) mm, 2.5 (Hard Wire) mm, 3.5 (Medium Hard Wire) mm - 180 mm - - - 2.5mm - - - 2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 125-3067
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    £20.48
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    Hard Wire, Soft Wire Maximum of 2.5 (Hard Wire) mm, Maximum of 2.5 (Soft Wire) mm - 200 mm 43mm Steel - 2.5mm Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 136-6993
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    £24.51
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    - - - 150 mm 29mm Carbon Steel - - - - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.03 06 180
    BrandKnipex
    £21.66
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    Steel Wire; Spring Wire Steel Wire: 2.2 mm; Spring Wire: 2.2 mm - 180 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - Yes - - - - 2.2mm
    RS Stock No. 184-7620
    Mfr. Part No.2628 G 160 IP
    BrandBahco
    £21.48
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    Iron Wire; Piano Wire Iron Wire: 2 mm; Piano Wire: 1.8 mm - 160 mm 33mm Alloy Steel - - - - - 1.8mm - -
    RS Stock No. 763-8150
    Mfr. Part No.13 96 200
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    £51.20
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    - 2.5 mm² - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - Yes - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.13 01 160
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Hard Wire: 1.6 mm - 160 mm - Vanadium Electric Steel - 1.6mm - - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.2628 G-180
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    Iron Wire; Piano Wire Iron Wire: 2.5 mm; Piano Wire: 2 mm - 180 mm 36mm Alloy Steel - - - - - 2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 158-5502
    Mfr. Part No.03 02 180 SB
    BrandKnipex
    £15.33
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.4 mm; Hard Wire: 2.2 mm; Stranded Wire: 12 mm - 180 mm - Tool Steel - 2.2mm - 12mm - - - -
    RS Stock No. 763-8148
    Mfr. Part No.13 86 200
    BrandKnipex
    £55.09
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    Stranded Wire Standard Wire: 15 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 158-5293
    Mfr. Part No.02 06 180
    BrandKnipex
    £24.09
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Stranded Wire Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Piano Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 11.5 mm - 180 mm - Tool Steel - 2.5mm - - - 2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 297-1910
    Mfr. Part No.03 07 200
    BrandKnipex
    £26.72
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.8 mm; Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Standard Wire: 13 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - 2.5mm Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 184-7636
    Mfr. Part No.2628 G-200 IP
    BrandBahco
    £21.76
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    Iron Wire; Piano Wire Iron Wire: 3 mm; Piano Wire: 2.5 mm - 200 mm 39mm Alloy Steel - - - - - 2.5mm - -
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