With its headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, Knipex has been manufacturing pliers and other tools since 1942 for the construction, electrical, aerospace, electronics, metalworking and plumbing industries. Read More


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PliersView all

  • Linesman Pliers

    Used by electricians and tradesmen for gripping, bending, cutting and twisting an assortment of wires and cables. Feature serrated cross-hatched knurled gripping zone for pulling and insulated handle

  • Locking Pliers

    Chrome vanadium / steel locking pliers equipped with adjusting screws and release triggers for secure hold over a wide range of objects. Available in various jaw styles to grip round, flat and large objects in various plumbing and welding applications

  • Long Nose and Needle Nose Pliers

    Can fit in confined and deep spaces; have a smooth / serrated surface to avoid marring and scratching, and for providing a firm grip. Suitable for grabbing, looping and cutting wires, as well as for gripping small objects

  • Plier Sets
  • Retaining and Lock Ring Pliers

    Widely used in the installation or removal of snap, locking or retaining rings. Feature steel construction for strength and durability, and jaw tips to securely hold ring ends and avoid breakage

  • Solid Joint Pliers
  • Specialty Pliers
  • Tongue and Groove Pliers

    Includes push button / groove joint / quick adjust and self-adjusting pliers to tighten or loosen pipes, tube fittings or connectors and for gripping, holding or turning irregularly shaped objects. Available in different handle materials and jaw lengths and widths

Cutting ToolsView all

  • Bolt Cutters

    Hard-wearing cutters ideal for cutting padlocks, chains, wire mesh and bolts. Feature chrome vanadium steel blades for long life and a forged-on stopper with elastomer insert for absorbing the cutting strokes. Can cut through tempered / prestressing steel wires with hardness up to 48 HRC

  • Cable and Wire Cutters

    Centre- / shear-cut cable and wire cutters featuring an internal opening spring with lock and screw joint for blade guidance. Have a robust design with a comfort grip handle to ensure precise operations. Blades are curbed and surface-grinded for extended durability

  • Cable Cutters
  • Diagonal Cutters

    Designed with a narrow head for cutting small pins and wires in compact spaces where larger cutters cannot be used. Feature oil-hardened edges having a hardness rating of 62 HRC and offered in vanadium steel, steel, tool steel, chrome vanadium steel & black atrementised steel options

  • Hook Cutters

    Solid, fixed, hooked and sickle-shaped dismantling cutters featuring a vacuum-hardened stainless-steel surgical / oil-hardened special tool steel blade for heavy-duty applications. Used to cut round cables, sector cables and conductor insulations

  • Nippers and Nibblers

    End cutting / precision / ESD nippers and notching pliers designed to cut through sheet metal without deformation and to twist and cut wires in a single operation. Available in different jaw lengths, widths and shapes

  • Snips Shears And Scissors
  • Wire Strippers and Cable Slitters

WrenchesView all

  • Adjustable Wrenches

    Ideal for tightening and loosening stubborn or worn-out fasteners from both soft and hard materials. Feature chrome vanadium steel construction for ensuring high strength and parallel smooth grip jaws to provide maximum contact with nuts or bolts

  • Box End Wrenches

    Ideal for turning square and hexagonal shaped nuts and bolts. Have closed loops of different sizes on both ends. Available in both SAE and metric sizes

  • Hex/Torx Keys

    Provide 360-degree rotation at angles up to 35 degrees. Feature insulated T-shaped handles for comfortable grip and increased turning power

  • Open End Wrenches
  • Pipe Wrenches
  • Service/Pump Wrenches

Crimping ToolsView all

  • Cable and Wire Crimping Tools

    Digital / insulated crimpers ideal for joining coaxial cables or signal connectors by deforming the metal components. Exhibit high resistance against thermal shocks and vibrations due to metal elasticity. Available in cushion-grip, dipped & non-slip plastic coated handle variants

  • Crimping Tool Dies

    Solar connector dies / solar crimp locators ideal for establishing temporary / permanent electrical connections. Compatible with both insulated & non-insulated plug connectors and terminals of sizes ranging from 15 to 10 AWG

  • Crimping Tool Kits

    Crimping kits and end-sleeve crimp assortments, such as crimpers, dies, crimping pliers, locators, standard cable connectors and stackable insert trays. Available in crimping and ratcheting modes

  • Hose Crimpers

Sockets and BitsView all

  • Insulated Hand Ratchets

    Have interchangeable sockets to help loosen and tighten different-sized bolts and fasteners. Feature an insulated and durable grip to reduce the possibility of electric shocks

  • Socket Extensions
  • Socket Wrench Accessories
  • Sockets

    Chrome-plated steel sockets designed to easily tighten or loosen rusty nuts / bolts Available in SAE / Metric dimensions and different drive sizes

Screwdrivers and NutdriversView all

  • Multi-Bit Screwdrivers

    Easy-to-carry pen style control cabinet keys featuring fastening clips for opening control cabinets and tightening / loosening screws. Eight-arm control cabinet twin keys with interchangeable bits also available

  • Nut Drivers

    Feature hollow shafts to fit long bolts, precision heads for securing hex nuts and threaded rod ends for loosening nuts easily. Available in different shank lengths and hex sizes

  • Screwdrivers

Hand Tool KitsView all

  • General Hand Tool Kits
  • Insulated Tool Sets

    Insulated open end, sockets and tool sets containing wire strippers, dismantling knives, wrenches, insulating clamps, insulating mats, electrician gloves and cables. Available in kit sizes ranging from 5 to 48 pieces

Hand Saws and SawhorsesView all

  • Hand Saws

    Feature a 6-inch steel blade with 25 teeth per inch for fine cutting of metals and woods, as well as irregular and curved workpieces. Have an insulated pistol-design handle for shock resistance and easy grip

About Knipex

The brand's extensive catalogue includes wire strippers, dismantling tools, gripping pliers, nippers, cutting pliers, pincers, water pump pliers, pipe wrenches, cable & wire rope shears and more. Knipex bolt cutters are designed for cutting chains, bolts, wire meshes & padlocks and feature angled handles for minimising the operator effort by reducing force requirement. These Knipex cutters further come equipped with non-slip dual component handle sleeves for a secure grip and induction-hardened cutting edges for handling high-strength metals. For gripping, clamping and holding workpieces during welding operations, Knipex clamping-jaw locking pliers are suitable because of their toggle lever action that provides a high clamping force with minimal manual effort. These compact locking pliers feature rolled-steel construction facilitating a one-hand operation to provide user comfort for prolonged use and are offered in jaw widths ranging from 2.625 to 5.515 inches.

Things to Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

Knipex part numbers often cross-reference to various OTC products. So, if you're looking for a Knipex tool that is either obsolete or out of stock, chances are we have the equivalent item available.


These tools are small in size and require compact packaging. They are suitable for courier shipment & air freight.

Major Trade Names

CoBolt Bolt Cutters

These cutters feature precision cutting edges for cutting both soft & hard wires with ease. These cutters cut components, such as rivets, bolts & nails instantly. They have induction hardened cutting ...Read more 

SmartGrip Pliers

These pliers are ideal for applications that require frequent changeovers to workpieces having different sizes. They have an automatic adjustment feature for single-handed operation & adjustment. They...Read more 

Knipex Competitive Advantages

Knipex Bix

These tools cut sealing sleeves and pipes without generating any shavings. Their compact design fits in hand & offers job site portability and the locking mechanism enables safe transport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Knipex pliers need lubrication?

Yes, Knipex pliers should be lubricated at regular intervals with a motor oil or industrial oil.

Which crimping pliers are ideal for twin ferrules?

Pliers like self-adjusting wire ferrule crimping pliers are suitable to crimp twin ferrules.