Pliers

Pliers are hand tools designed for a wide range of applications and can be used for a wide variety of tasks to grip, lock, twist, hold, bend or cut materials like wires. Some pliers feature also a locking mechanism to securely hold the material in place, without the need to re-adjust.


Pliers are generally made from chrome vanadium steel, carbon steel, or other hardened steel alloys to ensure optimum durability, allow heavy-duty use without compromising the finish and prevent corrosion.


What are the most common types of pliers?


  • Cutters - occasionally called wire cutters, they are designed for cutting through wires and cabling and are available in variants like side cutting, end cutting and diagonal cutting

  • Longnose pliers - needle-nose pliers or snipe-nosed pliers, are suitable for multi-purpose tasks like bending and crimping and can be used in anything ranging from electrical work to jewellery making.

  • Combination pliers - designed to be both a functional pair of either round- nose, long nose or flat nose pliers with a built-in cutter that works with multiple applications

  • End cutter pliers - are designed to cut through or twist materials, such as wires, springs, nails, rivets and bolts

  • Waterpump pliers - occasionally referred to as a pipe wrench, are extendable and adjustable, which means they can adapt to fit almost any irregular shape due to their wide jaw, making them a versatile tool to have

  • Circlip pliers - a unique type of pliers that are used to install and remove internal circlips from a range of appliances

Who uses pliers?


Pliers are commonly used by professionals like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, gas engineers, car mechanics and DIY enthusiasts.


Note: If you are working with live or energised currents, ensure your pliers are VDE approved to ensure user safety.


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Description Price Cutting Capacity Plier Type Jaw Length Non Sparking Tip Style Material Cutting Capability Overall Length Material Number of Pieces Circlip Size Range ESD Safe Jaw Depth VDE/1000V Approved Height Safe
RS Stock No. 769-1782
Mfr. Part No.470.MT
BrandFacom
MYR779.82
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 14 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 417-1689
Mfr. Part No.180.CPE
BrandFacom
MYR186.12
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 176-0668
Mfr. Part No.513A.7
BrandFacom
MYR126.12
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 190 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 734-8851
Mfr. Part No.MOD.CPEA0PB
BrandFacom
MYR687.38
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- Plier Set - - - - 150 mm Chrome Molybdenum Vanadium Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 876-5196
Mfr. Part No.501AMPPB
BrandFacom
MYR190.26
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 250 mm Chrome Molybdenum Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3173
Mfr. Part No.180.CPESLS
BrandFacom
MYR168.90
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 876-4923
Mfr. Part No.431.LE
BrandFacom
MYR291.20
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- Long Nose Pliers 35mm - Straight - 135 mm - - - Yes 9mm - -
RS Stock No. 503-9867
Mfr. Part No.VE.A3
BrandFacom
MYR569.74
1 Set of 1
Set(s)
- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm - 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 401-090
Mfr. Part No.181.18CPE
BrandFacom
MYR200.33
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 185 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3161
Mfr. Part No.181A.18CPESLS
BrandFacom
MYR228.25
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 15 mm - - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 762-1540
Mfr. Part No.181EF.25CPE
BrandFacom
MYR138.99
Each
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3209
Mfr. Part No.187.16CPESLS
BrandFacom
MYR154.31
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- Combination Pliers 34mm - Straight Modern Material, Piano Wire, Soft Wire, Wire 165 mm Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 734-8863
Mfr. Part No.90370
BrandFacom
MYR548.15
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- Plier Set - - - - 125 mm - 2 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 910-3206
Mfr. Part No.179A.13SLS
BrandFacom
MYR150.95
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- Circlip Pliers - - Straight - 140 mm Steel - 12 → 25 mm - - - Yes
RS Stock No. 910-3199
Mfr. Part No.195.20CPESLS
BrandFacom
MYR210.99
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- Long Nose Pliers 69mm - Straight - 200 mm Steel - - - 3.6mm - Yes
RS Stock No. 530-756
Mfr. Part No.MODM.CPEA1PB
BrandFacom
MYR767.86
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- Plier Set - - - - 440 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 176-0674
Mfr. Part No.513.10
BrandFacom
MYR156.98
Each
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- Locking Pliers - - - - 235 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 794-7767
Mfr. Part No.401.MT
BrandFacom
MYR218.19
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- Long Nose Pliers 48mm - Straight - 160 mm - - - - 1mm - -
RS Stock No. 194-2703
Mfr. Part No.485.17
BrandFacom
MYR349.68
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 170 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 111-6724
Mfr. Part No.170A.25PB
BrandFacom
MYR76.90
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- Water Pump Pliers 46.0mm - - - 200 mm - 1 - - - - -