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Phillip submitted these very nice electricians’ pliers.  At first glance they look like plain needle-nose pliers, but if you look closely you’ll note that there are a few extra features designed into the jaws.  Specifically, they can strip 14-gauge and 16-gauge wire, and they can crimp solderless terminals — and still serve as quality needle-nose pliers.

The ones pictures come from Knipex, whom we’ve heard good things about in past comments.  They also offer a more modern-gripped version for those of you who enjoy that kind of thing.

Street pricing ranges from $25 to $35 or so, which isn’t bad for a quality set of pliers, IMHO.

Electricians’ Pliers [Knipex]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

2 Responses to Reader Find: Electricians’ Pliers

  1. Old Donn says:

    Klein’s the industry standard electrician’s plier, but if these are as good as Knipex’s other stuff, they’re worth a look.

  2. Sparky says:

    These are slick tools! About klein being the leader… Its only because they are the only so called “quality” tool made in America and there are so many union guys that won’t buy a much higher quality tool made in Germany.

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