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Tools that bite

Cobra has introduced a range of tools that will aid professional decorators remove things likes sockets, switches, pipework etc. that need to tackled before decoration can be undertaken.

The Cobra range from pliers’ specialists KNIPEX now includes versions that will get virtually any job done where pipes and nuts are involved.

All products in the KNIPEX family are self-locking to pipes and nuts: the result is that there is no slipping from the workpiece and all work is considerably less strenuous. The teeth, which are offset against the direction of rotation, enable this effect for perfect, efficient gripping, holding, pressing and bending. There is no need to fiddle around to get the correct opening width; simply place the upper half of the jaw onto the workpiece and slide the lower jaw in position to fix the pliers in place.

The gripping surfaces have specially hardened teeth (approx. 60 HRC) that ensure reliable gripping due to high wear resistance. Instead of a plastic coating, a ribbed, non-slip handle provides grip so that the handles of this small tool are kept slim and easy to use. Other features include a box joint for stability and durability via a double guide, as well as a pinch guard to protect against crush injuries.

Safety is also important when it comes to your pliers. Working at height is associated with increased risk and this is the reason KNIPEX initially developed a flexible fall protection system. The ‘Tethered Tools’ range, which includes Cobra® pliers, brings safety and reassurance to users of tools working at height or in locations where falling tools could be a risk.

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