Tools Q & A: Knipex Linesman Pliers Review



knipex linesman pliers review, knipex vs klein, knipex 09 02 240Knipex Linesman Pliers Review

Knipex Linesman Pliers are excellent for cutting wire and cables – and can be used for more applications than linesman require.

 

Knipex Linesman Pliers Pros:

  1. Additional gripping zone below the joint for powerful leverage and pressing performance
    with cutting edges for soft and hard wire
  2. Have a large cable recess that lets you snip large bundles of wires easily
  3. Rivet is closer to jaw so that you get more power behind your crimp
  4. Serrated cross hatched knurled gripping on the jaws to get a grip on your wires
  5. Precise induction hardened (64 HRC) cutting edges for long life and easy cutting of soft, hard and ACSR wire
  6. Vanadium electric steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened
  7. Dual component grip handles for maximum comfort

Cons of the 09 02 240 base model is that they don’t come with a built-in crimper.

 

Here’s the Knipex linesman pliers base model (check price):

If you require Knipex Linesman pliers with a crimper, consider looking at Knipex 09 12 240 SBA 9.5-Inch Ultra-High Leverage Lineman’s Pliers with Fish Tape Puller and Crimper (check price):

Or if you need Knipex insulated linesman pliers, take a look at the Knipex Insluated Linesman Pliers (check price):

 

 

knipex linesman pliers with crimper, knipex linesman pliers quality, Details of Knipex Linesman Pliers:

The Knipex linesman pliers come with a high transmission ratio for easy cutting that requires 50 % less effort compared to conventional (non-linesman pliers) combination pliers thanks to an optimized transmission ratio perfected by the Knipex team.

The Knipex linesman pliers have a solid construction for heaviest strain and should be used for more than cutting wires in the field.

Even if you aren’t a linesman, these pliers are an excellent choice for your home garage or workshop. The ergonomic and optimized handles are shaped for firm contact with your hand to reduce fatigue while using them.

And, with a beefed up gripping zone, you’ll maximize the pull with cross-hatched knurled gripping zones built into the jaws.

The video of the Knipex linesman’s pliers with crimpers will give you a good idea of the features – straight from the horses mouth. These are the 09 12 240 Knipex Linesman Pliers with Crimpers to be exact – (see more details here).

 



Knipex Linesman Pliers Quality

knipex linesman pliers with crimper, knipex linesman pliers reviewsKnipex uses precisely hardened steel for maximum performance. They test their linesman pliers excessively and do the dirty work up front to make sure the product you buy is a quality tool that will last a lifetime.

The Knipex quality assurance team spends the time to test the linesman pliers for precision movement and cutting angles. The beat the hell out of their pliers to make sure they won’t fail you.

Knipex also analyzes their linesman pliers to make sure that all the cutting angles are set up to give you maximum benefit with the least effort. You are on the job all day cutting wires, you deserves to have the best tool for the job.

Guys who have used the Knipex linesman pliers say they hold up very well in extreme environments. Knipex is known for making top-notch pliers from well-hardened steel.

Most cheap pliers are made from softer steel that hasn’t been hardened as well and can bend or snap when used in tough conditions. You don’t want to be in that situation on the job.

So, if you are undecided on whether to buy the Knipex linesman pliers, don’t wait. These are a first rate, long-life tool that will outlast your career snipping cables.

 

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  • The rivet has been reduced in size and moved closer to the jaws to create an ultra-high leverage design for 25% easier cutting power
  • Features a universal terminal crimper and a fish tape puller on the backside
  • Serrated cross-hatched knurled gripping zone on the jaws for pulling and gripping
  • The recess on the back now has an oval shaped design which works better on thicker, round or oval shaped cable
  • Additional gripping zone below the joint for strong gripping of wires and pulling wires; precise induction hardened (64 HRC) cutting edges for long life and easy cutting of soft, hard and ACSR wire, dual component grips for added comfort.
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  • The recess on the back now has an oval shaped design which works better on thicker, round or oval shaped cable
  • Additional gripping zone below the joint for strong gripping and pulling wires
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  • Serrated cross-hatched knurled gripping zone on the jaws for pulling and gripping
  • The recess on the back now has an oval shaped design which works better on thicker, round or oval shaped cable
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  • The rivet has been reduced in size and moved closer to the jaws to create an ultra-high leverage design for 25% easier cutting power
  • Features a universal terminal crimper and a fish tape puller on the backside
  • Serrated cross-hatched knurled gripping zone on the jaws for pulling and gripping
  • The recess on the back now has an oval shaped design which works better on thicker, round or oval shaped cable
  • Additional gripping zone below the joint for strong gripping of wires and pulling wires; precise induction hardened (64 HRC) cutting edges for long life and easy cutting of soft, hard and ACSR wire, dual component grips for added comfort.

 

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About Knipex:
Headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, Knipex is an independently-owned family enterprise steeped in tradition and specializing in the manufacturing of high-quality pliers. It all started back in 1882 when C. Gustav Putsch set up his own forge shop in Cronenberg (now a suburb of Wuppertal), and the company is now run by a fourth generation of that family. The world’s leading brand in pliers today, Knipex is focused on the performance, service life, and ergonomics of its tools in order to meet the high expectations of professional users.



 

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