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. 847-3787
BrandRS PRO
MYR54.36
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 130 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5929
BrandRS PRO
MYR464.70
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- Plier Set - - - - 300 mm Steel 4 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 833-5972
BrandRS PRO
MYR253.39
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- Plier Set - - - - 250 mm - 3 - No - - -
RS Stock No. 540-2007
BrandRS PRO
MYR99.30
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- Combination Pliers - - Straight - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-158
BrandRS PRO
MYR327.60
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- Plier Set - - - - 260 mm Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3752
BrandRS PRO
MYR45.42
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 120 mm High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-215
BrandRS PRO
MYR110.62
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Piano Wire: 1.6 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight Piano Wire 160 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 541-7059
BrandRS PRO
MYR99.84
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 536-357
BrandRS PRO
MYR43.62
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- Flat Nose Pliers 25mm - Straight - 130 mm Stainless Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 864-0791
BrandRS PRO
MYR48.76
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 6 in High Carbon Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 710-0646
BrandRS PRO
MYR131.40
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- Plier Set - - - - 180 mm High Carbon Steel 3 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-164
BrandRS PRO
MYR131.51
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Piano Wire: 3 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 200 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 847-3702
BrandRS PRO
MYR93.78
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- Combination Pliers - - Straight - 160 mm Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 847-3737
BrandRS PRO
MYR41.89
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 130 mm High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 245-0520
BrandRS PRO
MYR100.04
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- Long Nose Pliers 17mm - Straight - 140 mm Steel - - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 668-5900
BrandRS PRO
MYR92.09
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 250 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-243
BrandRS PRO
MYR137.03
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Piano Wire: 2.5 mm Combination Pliers - - Straight Medium Hard Wire 180 mm Steel - - - - Yes -
RS Stock No. 911-1067
BrandRS PRO
MYR247.16
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- Water Pump Pliers - - - - 135 mm - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3793
BrandRS PRO
MYR76.37
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- Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 5.7 in High Carbon Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 875-5809
BrandRS PRO
MYR61.96
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1.6 mm Long Nose Pliers - - Straight - 160 mm Steel - - - - - -
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