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. 158-5300
    Mfr. Part No.03 06 180
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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
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    Mfr. Part No.2628 G 160 IP
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    Iron Wire; Piano Wire Iron Wire: 2 mm; Piano Wire: 1.8 mm - 160 mm 33mm Alloy Steel - - - - - 1.8mm - -
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    Mfr. Part No.13 96 200
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    - 2.5 mm² - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 157-6205
    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
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    £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 - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.02 06 180
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    £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. 763-8148
    Mfr. Part No.13 86 200
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    Stranded Wire Standard Wire: 15 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - Yes - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.03 07 200
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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 - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.2628 G-200 IP
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    £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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    Mfr. Part No.187A.18CPE
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    £25.64
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    Iron Wire Iron Wire: 1.8 mm - 185 mm 36mm Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - - - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.02 01 225
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    £18.31
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Hard Wire Hard Wire: 3 mm; Piano Wire: 2.5 mm; Stranded Wire: 14 mm - 225 mm - Tool Steel - 3mm - 14mm - 2.5mm - -
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    Mfr. Part No.02 06 225
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    £33.38
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Stranded Wire Hard Wire: 3 mm; Piano Wire: 2.5 mm; Standard Wire: 14 mm - 225 mm - Tool Steel - 3mm - - - 2.5mm - -
    RS Stock No. 763-8157
    Mfr. Part No.13 92 200
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    £41.10
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    - 2.5 mm² - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 442-0896
    Mfr. Part No.03 02 200 SB
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    £16.93
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.8 mm; Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Stranded Wire: 13 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - 2.5mm - 13mm - - - -
    RS Stock No. 517-8388
    Mfr. Part No.08 05 110
    BrandKnipex
    £21.49
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 2.5 mm; Hard Wire: 1.6 mm; Standard Wire: 9 mm - 110 mm - Vanadium Electric Steel - 1.6mm - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 707-4890
    Mfr. Part No.N409343
    BrandNWS
    £30.65
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    Soft Wire; M3.5 Screws - - 180 mm - Alloy Steel - - Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 297-1897
    Mfr. Part No.03 07 160
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    £24.56
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