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. 297-1897
    Mfr. Part No.03 07 160
    BrandKnipex
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.1 mm; Hard Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 10 mm - 160 mm - Tool Steel - 2mm Yes - - - - -
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 2.8 mm; Hard Wire: 1.8 mm; Stranded Wire: 9 mm - 140 mm - Tool Steel - 1.8mm - 9mm - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.03 06 160
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.1 mm; Hard Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 10 mm - 160 mm - Tool Steel - 2mm - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 910-3209
    Mfr. Part No.187.16CPESLS
    BrandFacom
    £32.88
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    Modern Material, Piano Wire, Soft Wire, Wire - - 165 mm 34mm Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - - - - - Yes -
    RS Stock No. 112-358
    Mfr. Part No.09 02 240
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 4.6 mm; Hard Wire: 3 mm - 240 mm - Vanadium Electric Steel - 3mm - - - - - -
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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.02 02 180
    BrandKnipex
    £18.18
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Hard Wire Hard wire: 2.5 mm; piano wire: 2 mm; stranded wire: 11.5 mm - 180 mm - Tool Steel - 2.5mm - 11.5mm - 2mm - -
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    Mfr. Part No.03 02 160 SB
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.1 mm; Hard Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 10 mm - 160 mm - Tool Steel - 2mm - - - - - -
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    Mfr. Part No.187.18CPESLS
    BrandFacom
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    Modern Material, Piano Wire, Soft Wire, Wire - - 185 mm 36mm Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - - - - - Yes -
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    Mfr. Part No.03 01 160
    BrandKnipex
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    Medium Hard Wire; Hard Wire; Stranded Wire Medium Hard Wire: 3.1 mm; Hard Wire: 2 mm; Standard Wire: 10 mm - 160 mm - Tool Steel - 2mm - - - - - -
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    Hard Steel - - 185 mm - Vanadium Steel - - Yes - - - - -
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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. 813-4347
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    BrandStanley
    £17.34
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    - - - 215 mm - Carbon Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 124-5815
    Mfr. Part No.08 26 145
    BrandKnipex
    £24.75
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    Copper Wire Copper Cable: 8 mm, Hard Wire: 2 mm, Medium Hard Wire: 3 mm - 145 mm - Chrome Plated Steel - 2mm Yes - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 239-8422
    Mfr. Part No.2628S-180
    BrandBahco
    £24.17
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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. 106-133
    Mfr. Part No.02 06 200
    BrandKnipex
    £27.88
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Stranded Wire Hard wire: 2.8 mm; piano wire: 2.2 mm; standard wire: 13 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - 2.8mm - - - 2.2mm - -
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