The upper jaw on these pliers looks like the beak of a bird of prey — it’s not hard to see why Knipex calls the pliers Raptors. As you squeeze the Raptor’s handles the jaws remain parallel, which allows them to grip hex bolt heads and nuts sized 3/8″ through 1-1/4″ perfectly, without rounding. Since the pliers grab the flat sides, they work especially well on fasteners with rounded edges.
You can easily adjust these 10″ pliers to one of fifteen positions, with the push of a button. Then you squeeze the handles to make the the final size adjustment. This design allows you to quickly tighten and loosen fasteners by releasing the handles and repositioning the pliers.
Knipex manufactures the Raptor from chrome vanadium electric steel, tempered and oil-hardened for durability. A non-slip plastic coats the handles, and a guard prevents fingers from getting pinched.
At $30 a pair, Knipex’s Raptor pliers may be an affordable substitute for a drawer full of wrenches.
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