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Knipex Cobra® High-Tech Water Pump Pliers grey atramentized, with non-slip plastic coating 250 mm 87 01 250

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The cobra xs has V-shaped jaws that are not only good for gripping round pipes but also the hex fasteners. They grip the corners of hex nuts and bolts tight enough to make sure no slipping occurs when turning. The jaw geometry is common across the cobra range of pliers. Multiple adjustment positions Bottom line, the 10 inch cobras are simply Knipex and therefore exhibit the Knipex quality. This means they are perfectly engineered, forged from oil hardened steel, teeth do not round off, handles are comfortable and won’t pinch, and the pliers have a slim profile that fits in most spaces. Wrap up However, if you need something more chunky but not far from the Knipex 10″ cobra, I would suggest you go for the 12″ or 300mm Knipex water pump pliers. They have the same qualities as the 10″ but a tad longer and heavier. Therefore, they are a better fit for giant hands.

The Knipex cobra xs are excellent miniature water pump pliers but have one shortcoming. The handles are not covered with plastic or rubber for a more comfortable grip. Unlike the other cobra pliers, the XS has naked textured handles which apparently were deliberately left that way to maintains the pliers slim profile. Although they are not that bad, they are not as comfortable as the 5″ cobra. There are many reasons why most people prefer the Knipex 10 inch water pump pliers. These are the major ones: Great size Given that a multitool is used as pliers or a knife 90% of the time, the functionality is there, especially because the Cobras are vastly superior pliers to anything you will find in a multitool regardless of size or price. I still think the drivers and the pry/cap lifter on a multitool are worthwhile and I have a new appreciation for the can opener, all of which you lose in a knife/Cobra carry, but there is something to be said for a great uncompromised knife and a great uncompromised pair of pliers. The Cobras are “water pump” pliers. There is a similarly sized set of pliers from Knipex that are wrench pliers. The difference can be found in the ratcheting mechanism and the shape of the jaws. In addition to being set at a slight angle, the water pump pliers have a recess in the jaws when closed while the wrench pliers have flat, parallel jaws. I chose this pliers designed instead of the wrench pliers because it is more versatile, capable of doing what the wrench pliers can and a bit more.Unfortunately, not all cobra pliers are versatile for multiple applications. For example, the 22″ cobra is very heavy in the hands and only suitable for heavy-duty applications such as turning large pipe fittings and nuts of up to 4.5″ diameter. On the other hand, the 4″ Cobra, popularly known as the Knipex Cobra XS, is more of an EDC pair of adjustable pliers suitable for use in very tight spots and for light duty applications. And this brings us to the question, which Knipex cobra pliers are the most versatile? Which Cobra Pliers are the most versatile? I love seeing innovation in how people carry stuff. We have enough new gadgets and steels to keep us occupied forever but Knipex encouraging people to carry differently in the EDC space is a cool idea and one I would like to see more of. I would never have guessed that a pair of small pliers like this would be an EDC item but they clearly are and they work great. The hinge on the Knipex Cobra XS is a box-joint, which increases the tool’s durability. Box joint also helps to keep the jaws aligned. V-groove jaws The Knipex cobra series offers the largest range of water pump pliers sizes. It provides 8 different sizes with the smallest cobra pliers measuring 4″ (100mm) long and the largest 22 inches (560mm). The other sizes are 5″, 6″, 7-1/4″, 10″, 12″, and 16″. So the answer is: yes, absolutely, you can use these along with a knife as a multitool replacement.

The Knipex Cobra boasts an innovative jaw geometry developed by Knipex, allowing it to firmly grip components without requiring constant pressure on the plier's handles. This feature minimises energy loss, allowing users to focus their strength on desired movements. Whether you need to turn round components, tighten bolted connections, or release fastenings, the Cobra ensures a secure hold and optimal efficiency. Choose Knipex Cobra for Unparalleled Performance Besides the perfect size, the 10 inch cobras are lightweight yet sturdy. The handles are slim and fit very well in the hands. Unlike other tongue and groove pliers, you can tell that these are not for giant hands only. Anyone with an averagely sized palm and not a lot of hand muscle will find these perfect. They are a huge relief for women too. The 10″ cobras pliers are long enough to provide the leverage you need for most tasks. Much of the length is on the handles, which is great for any pliers. As class A levers, pliers with long handles and a shorter distance between the jaws and pivot provide good mechanical advantage. This makes the 250mm knipex water pump pliers a perfect size. Lightweight and sturdy The Knipex Cobra Range from ITS.co.uk features some of the world's most efficient water pump pliers from one of the markets leading hand tool manufacturers! At ITS you've come to expect great quality tools that you can trust from us, and the Knipex Cobra range is no exception. Effortless Handling of Pipes, Nuts, and MoreThe overall slim profile of the tool lets you get into very tight spaces with ease. The thin jaws in particular let you get into spaces where the 125mm Knipex Cobra cannot. This is very important for a plant engineer who at times needs a small tool to inspect and tighten fasteners in hidden areas. Gripping capacity Gripping pipe with cobra xs (source: Knipex) The Knipex Cobra XS pump pliers offer 11 adjustment positions. The many positions ensure that the jaws close in on workpieces tight enough.

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