Knipex Tools LP has released a series of Precision Circlip Pliers with an overstretching limiter for all snap rings with a diameter of 1/8 inch to 3 15/16 inches. The series includes internal circlips for bore holes and external circlips for shafts.
Both series of Precision Circlip Pliers feature an overstretching limiter with an adjustable screw stop to prevent overexpansion of circlips and a bolted joint for precision operation. The pliers’ spring steel tips are compressed and form-fitted, giving users up to 10 times longer service life compared to turned tip pliers, according to the company.
The external Precision Circlip Pliers have a spring inside the joint, which prevents the spring from getting dirty or lost. Both series of pliers are forged out of German chrome vanadium electric steel and feature straight or 90-degree tips and non-slip plastic coated handles.
Ideal for series production applications, users only need to set the diameter once, making installation both simple and reliable without the risk of stretching out snap rings,” says Todd Shumate, president, Knipex Tools. “Conventional circlip pliers tend to distort circlips and increase the chance of the circlip flying off, but the durable precision tips of the Precision Circlip Pliers fit circlips without any distortion.”
Knipex Tools LP is the North American sales and marketing organization of Knipex‐Werk of Wuppertal, Germany. For more information, visit knipex-tools.com.