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We’ve always heard positive things from readers (and friends) regarding Knipex’s offerings, so we’re thinking about giving these auto-adjusting pliers a try.  As you can see in the picture, they’re pretty much standard slip-joint pliers, but a second joint in the middle lets them automatically slip to the correct size. 

Street pricing starts around $40, though there don’t seem to be a ton of people selling ’em right now. 

It sounds quite convenient, but most of the ones I’ve come across were manufactured by low-end brands.  My guess: if Knipex thinks it’s worth manufacturing, it probably works.

Have any of you used these?

Note: I’d link the Knipex site directly, but a) there’s not much additional information there, and b) the site’s having some XML programming troubles.

Street Pricing [Froogle]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]


3 Responses to Finds: Knipex’s Auto-Adjusting Cobra Pliers

  1. eschoendorff says:

    I hope these work better than what Robogrip did for pliers. Knowing Knipex, they’re probably excellent. I’ll stick to my “manual” Cobras though….

  2. dc says:

    Anglo-American is the major US importer of Knipex, plus some other good European brands: http://www.angloamericantools.com/ .

  3. Aaron says:

    http://www.chadstoolbox.com carries the full range of Knipex tools at great prices. Having dealt with them, they are a class act – fast shipping, great email service and are constantly adding only the best tools.

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