Recently, Knipex Tools released its first ever slip joint pliers after many years of waiting. They call it the Knipex Twin Grip pliers and the part number is 82 01 200. These pliers are the first of their kind in the Knipex Tools line of pliers and among slip-joint pliers. They come loaded with exciting features that you will love.
The twin grip pliers are probably the most versatile slip-joint pliers you have put your hands on. In fact, some people say the new pliers are the mother of all slip joint pliers but let us find out if it is true.
Features of the Knipex Twin Grip Slip Joint Pliers
- Gripping capacity range: 4mm – 22mm (5/32″ – 7/8″)
- Length: 8″ long
- Handles: Non-slip handles or comfort-grip
- Joint adjustment style: Precision push-button adjustment up to 5 positions
- Jaws: Uniquely combines front and side gripping
- Unique design of the jaws to ensure optimal transfer of force from the handles to the object.
- Slim head design for working in confined spaces
- Constructed from chrome vanadium electric steel and oil-hardened
- Side jaws designed to grip round, square, hex, and flat materials
1. Push button adjustment
As you can see, the new Knipex slip joint pliers have some unique features that make them stand out. One of them is the push button on the joint that makes adjustment of the jaws easy and smooth.
You just press the button in and slip the jaws to your desired size and release. The jaws can adjust up to 5 positions to expand the jaw width from 4mm to 22mm. There is no other slip joint pliers on the market that offers that kind of precision adjustment and range.
2. Front and side gripping teeth
Unlike other slip joint pliers that feature only the side grippers, the Knipex Twin Grip pliers uniquely integrate both the side and front grippers on the jaws. Hence the name Twin Grip.
The front grippers are notched and have vertical serrations for gripping bolts and screws. They turn the pliers into a screw extractor for removing stripped screws and rounded bolts. If you know the Vampliers screw extractor pliers or the Japanese Engineer pliers, you will recognize the design of the front gripping area of the TwinGrip. It provides a good grip on stripped screw heads that cannot be extracted with a screwdriver.
On the other hand, the side grippers are not round like those of other slip joint pliers. They are designed like the Cobra pliers to provide fantastic gripping on a variety of shapes including round, square, hex, and flat. The jaws allow you to use the pliers as a wrench and are perfect for gripping flat metal bars.
3. Reliable gripping of flat workpieces
The jaws of the Twin Grip pliers integrate the three-point system, which offers 3 points of contact on flat metal bars. This unique design of the Knipex TwinGrip jaws makes it the best slip joint pliers for gasping flat metal bars.
4. 5 Adjustment Positions
Most slip-joint pliers offer only a single adjustment position but the TwinGrip offers 5 precision adjustment positions. This provides a bigger gripping range from 4mm to 22mm, which is all you need for most applications.
Overall, the new Knipex TwinGrip pliers are a great pair of slip joint pliers. They are forged from Chrome Vanadium Steel and have hardened teeth for increased durability just like the other Knipex pliers.
The Twin Grip pliers are indeed designed and built to do much more than the regular slip joint pliers, which makes them the most versatile. They are available on many online retail stores including Amazon and KCTool. I have put a link to the new pliers on Amazon below.