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Milwaukee Tool expands pliers lineup in May 2015


July 23, 2015
By Renée Francoeur


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July 23, 2015 – Milwaukee Tool has redesigned and expanded its pliers line with 14 new products. With slimmer grips and application-specific designs, the expanded line up of fastening and cutting pliers are up to 30% lighter than their predecessors, Milwaukee says.

The new straight jaw pliers line, which includes sizes from 6-in. to 20-in., feature grips and exposed metal handles with an “aggressively ground head for reaming and punching applications”, the company said.  The exposed handles and reaming head give users the ability to ream EMT and punch electrical knockouts with their pliers; without having to peel or remove their plastic handles.

Milwaukee’s new hex-jaw pliers line features three sizes—8-in., 10-in., and 12-in.—and are optimized for hex-bolt applications using a patent pending hex-jaw design.  

The new lineup of cutting pliers consists of three tools for the core trades: 9-in. high leverage lineman’s pliers, long nose pliers, and diagonal cutting pliers.