Tools and Equipment
Knipex 8-in. electrical installation pliers perform several jobs
By Anthony Capkun
October 24, 2013 – Electrical installation pliers from Knipex Tools LP perform several tasks in one 8-in. hand tool, featuring side-cutting pliers, long-nose pliers, wire strippers, crimping pliers and cable shears. These pliers, along with a diagonal cutter, are the only tools needed for electrical installation, boasts Knipex.
The pliers feature induction-hardened cutting edges for cutting copper and aluminum wire up to 9/16-in. stranded or 5/32-in. solid, stripping holes for 12AWG and 14AWG, and crimp die for 12AWG to 20AWG. Other features include serrated gripping surfaces and pipe grip for flat and round material; a smooth surface near the tips for a non-damaging grip when bending wire loops; and clear-cut outside edges for reaming conduit or pipe, and for deburring feed-through holes. The multifunction pliers feature a slim, long-nose design for access into tight places, and a bolted joint for precision smooth action. Forged from high-grade special tool steel, the electrical installation pliers are available with plastic-dipped, multi-component grips or 1000V insulated handles.