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. 687-9928
    Mfr. Part No.2678V-200
    BrandBahco
    £39.35
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    Copper Wire; Iron Wire; Piano Wire Copper Wire: 4 mm; Iron Wire: 3 mm; Piano Wire: 2.5 mm - 200 mm 39mm Alloy Steel - - - - 4mm 2.5mm - -
    RS Stock No. 500-1367
    Mfr. Part No.02 02 200
    BrandKnipex
    £19.75
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    Hard Wire; Piano Wire; Hard Wire Hard wire: 2.8 mm; piano wire: 2.2 mm; stranded wire: 13 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - 2.8mm - 13mm - 2.2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 124-5827
    Mfr. Part No.13 82 200 T
    BrandKnipex
    £50.39
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    Copper Wire Copper Cable: 15 mm - 200 mm - Tool Steel - - - - - - Yes -
    RS Stock No. 125-2019
    Mfr. Part No.FMHT0-75469
    BrandStanley
    £35.98
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    Piano Wire Piano Wire: 2 mm - 200 mm - Forged Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 122-9868
    Mfr. Part No.70101
    BrandEga-Master
    £101.30
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    - - Yes 180 mm - Beryllium Copper - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 772-4191
    Mfr. Part No.VDE 8250-160 H
    BrandGedore
    £33.00
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    Piano Wire Piano Wire: 1.6 mm - 160 mm 35mm Steel - - Yes - - 1.6mm - -
    RS Stock No. 687-9925
    Mfr. Part No.2678V-180
    BrandBahco
    £34.84
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    Copper Wire; Iron Wire; Piano Wire Copper Wire: 3 mm; Iron Wire: 2.5 mm; Piano Wire: 2 mm - 180 mm 36mm Alloy Steel - - - - 3mm 2mm - -
    RS Stock No. 772-4126
    Mfr. Part No.8210-160 JC
    BrandGedore
    £30.33
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    Medium Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 1.6 mm - 160 mm 34mm Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 847-8091
    Mfr. Part No.8133-200 JC
    BrandGedore
    £43.47
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    Medium Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 1.6 mm mm - 200 mm - Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 768-7073
    Mfr. Part No.82006D
    £33.12
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    - - - 13.27 in 2.95in - - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 687-9916
    Mfr. Part No.2678V-160
    BrandBahco
    £33.09
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    Copper Wire; Iron Wire; Piano Wire Copper Wire: 2.7 mm; Iron Wire: 2 mm; Piano Wire: 1.8 mm - 160 mm 33mm Alloy Steel - - - - 2.7mm 1.8mm - -
    RS Stock No. 705-5934
    Mfr. Part No.03 01 180
    BrandKnipex
    £12.35
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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. 393-905
    Mfr. Part No.PS20509C
    BrandCrescent
    £21.30
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    Soft Wire; Medium Hard Wire Soft Wire:2.3 mm; Medium Hard Wire:2.3 mm; Cable:10 mm² - 210 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 124-5813
    Mfr. Part No.08 22 145
    BrandKnipex
    £15.64
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    Copper Wire Copper Cable: 8 mm, Hard Wire: 2 mm, Medium Hard Wire: 3 mm - 145 mm - Tool Steel - 2mm - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 772-4135
    Mfr. Part No.8210-180 JC
    BrandGedore
    £31.78
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    Medium Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 1.6 mm - 180 mm 38mm Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 813-4340
    Mfr. Part No.fmht0-70814
    BrandStanley
    £21.51
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    - - - 200 mm - Carbon Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 772-4194
    Mfr. Part No.VDE 8250-180 H
    BrandGedore
    £34.26
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    Piano Wire Piano Wire: 1.6 mm - 180 mm 38.5mm Steel - - Yes - - 1.6mm - -
    RS Stock No. 124-6112
    Mfr. Part No.TAH2628G-160
    BrandBahco
    £25.92
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    Iron Wire Iron Wire: 1.8 mm - 160 mm 33mm - - - - - - - Yes -
    RS Stock No. 772-4138
    Mfr. Part No.8210-200 JC
    BrandGedore
    £36.00
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    Medium Hard Wire Medium Hard Wire: 1.6 mm - 200 mm 42mm Steel - - - - - - - -
    RS Stock No. 125-2047
    Mfr. Part No.STHT0-74456
    BrandStanley
    £10.51
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    - - - 150 mm - Forged Steel - - - - - - - -
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