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Knipex boosts jaw capacity

A 'new-and-improved' pliers wrench is also now available in black.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Knipex Tools says it has a new-and-improved 7 1/4″ version of its Pliers Wrench.

The new wrench is about 10% lighter in weight than the previous model and features an increased jaw capacity, from 1 3/8″ to 1 1/2″, as well as a narrower jaw profile for accessibility into confined areas.

The Pliers Wrench is now available in a new black atramentized finish or in the original chrome plated finish. Other new features for the Pliers Wrench include recessed areas for a better grip and laser-etched markings in both metric and imperial. This feature is key in determining the jaw opening before setting the wrench on the fastener. All of Knipex’s Pliers Wrenches feature a pinch guard to prevent operators’ fingers being pinched.

 “The revision of our 7 1/4″ size brings even more versatility and accessibility to one of our most popular product lines,” said Peter A. Grable, product manager, Knipex Tools. “Designed with hands in mind, users can more easily get strong gripping performance in hard-to-reach areas without the risk of experiencing hand or finger pinching.”

The full Pliers Wrenches line is forged and oil-hardened in chrome, vanadium electric steel and is also made available in 5″ to 16″ lengths with capacities from 7/8″ to 3 3/8″.  Zero backlash jaw pressure prevents damage to edges, and the tool’s smooth jaws are designed to prevent it from marring any workpiece surfaces. The parallel jaws evenly distribute force for a secure grip that is 10 times the pressure applied to the handles.

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