Milwaukee has decided to stun electricians even more by upgrading their 6-in-1 combination pliers into 7 functions combination pliers. Yes, a single pair of pliers that can perform the tasks of 7 tools. That’s the Milwaukee 7-in-1 high leverage combination pliers.
These type of pliers combines up to 7 distinct functions to allow you to attain maximum productivity in your electrical installation. It is a perfect tool for a professional electrician who wants to reduce the number of tools to the job site without compromising on the quality of work.
The Milwaukee 7-in-1 electrician pliers have excellent build quality, feel heavy for heavy-duty work, and have insulated handles to prevent electric shock. The handles also have holes on the ends for attaching a lanyard. Furthermore, the handles are designed to provide high leverage when operating the tool.
Functions of the Milwaukee 7 in 1 Combination Pliers
- Length: 9″
- Wire stripper capacity (8-18 AWG solid and 10-20 AWG stranded)
- Bolt cutters for #6 and #8 bolts
- Wire cutters for electrical wires
- 1/2″ – 1″ conduit reamer
- High leverage handles with cushion grips.
- Lanyard holes on the handles
The following are the 7 tasks you can accomplish with the new multifunction Milwaukee combination pliers for electricians.
The cutters on these multifunctional pliers are round and sharp. This enables you to make clean cuts even with wires as large as 12 AWG.
2. Stripping wire
These combination pliers have a wire stripper with wide stripper holes. You can strip solid core wires of sizes 8awg to 18awg or stranded wires of sizes 10awg to 20awg. The stripper holes are as wide as the jaws and they strip wires with minimal damage on the strands.
Reaming conduit is very important in electrical installations. It removes burrs from freshly cut conduit to prevent damage to conductor insulation.
The head of these Milwaukee 7in1 combo pliers integrates a unique reaming design that lets you smooth out rough inner edges of 1/2″ – 1″ Conduit.
If you want to ream the outer edge of a conduit, you can use regular combo pliers with a round gripping area on the jaws.
4. Gripping, grabbing, and twisting wires
The cross-hatched jaws of these pliers are wide and strong enough to grasp wires without releasing or causing damage. They are also good for pulling wires or fish tape through conduits or studs without damage. You can also use the sturdy jaws to twist wire ends together when joining stripped wire to make a strong electrical bond. Unfortunately, these Milwaukee-7-in-1 pliers don’t have a round gripper on the jaws for gripping round fasteners and small-sized pipes
5. Cutting bolts
There are two bolt cutters on one side of the hinge for numbers #6 and #8 bolts. These are ideal for cutting to length the bolts for wall outlet covers and light switches.
To use the bot cutters, just thread in the bolt to the correct hole until it comes out on the other side. Then squeeze the handles to snip it off.
If the bolt is hard to turn by hand, use a screwdriver to remove it. As you unscrew it from the hole, you clean the threads out.
This tool has a crimper behind the hinges. You can use it to crimp wire terminal ends for solid electrical connections. This is the feature that is not on the 6-in-1 Milwaukee combination pliers.
7. Making wire loops
When wiring electrical outlets it is important to loop the ground wire around the screw terminals on the receptacle. This helps create a strong electrical bond.
You can use the jaws of regular pliers to bend the wire ends or the round nose pliers. However, the latter makes better loops. Alternatively, if you have the Milwaukee 7-in-1 combination pliers, you can use the loop maker hole on the hinge to make very nice wire loops. The looping hole accepts wires of up to 32 AWG.
Other additional features that make the Milwaukee 7-in-1 combo pliers great are the spring-loaded mechanism that keeps the jaws open and a latch to lock the jaws. The pliers also come with lanyard holes at the back of the handles for attaching a split ring or lanyard. Needless to say, the handles provide a very comfortable grip on these 9″ high-leverage multi-function pliers from Milwaukee.
There you have it! That’s the new Milwaukee 7-in-1 high leverage combination pliers that does the job of 7 different types of tools. It is a must-buy for professional electricians and hobbyists who want contractor-grade pliers that can take the place of about 3 tools in the tool pouch without compromising on the quality of work.