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Knipex Owners Club 1180

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Knipex Owners Club
« on: November 29, 2021, 11:07:35 AM »
So far I've got the 5" and 6" Plier wrenches, and the 4" Cobra. I've got the 6" Cobra on the way, and it should be here this week.
I know I'll get more. I might try different types of pliers, maybe their cutters, or the twingrip.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 05:19:27 AM »
I’ve had the Cobra XS a while but the others are all fairly new as I’ve been upgrading my tool kit.
Think a 6” pliers wrench would be a good addition

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 10:03:25 PM »
These Knipex tools have served me well.


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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 11:52:24 PM »
I have several different Knipex but am too lazy to assemble them in one place for pics right now.

Linesman,Dikes,Needle Nose,Cable Cutters and Wire Rope Cutters and of course a healthy assortment of Water Pump and descendants of them too!

All are better than almost every other tool of the same use except for the Dikes for me I am still a Klein Man usually where those are concerned.

I used the Knipex Linesman pliers last week on a job a lot and I am not really sold on them over Kleins either,it is just a different feel but again Klein are tough to beat and better for beating with to me!
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 01:37:54 AM »
I have several different Knipex but am too lazy to assemble them in one place for pics right now.

Linesman,Dikes,Needle Nose,Cable Cutters and Wire Rope Cutters and of course a healthy assortment of Water Pump and descendants of them too!

All are better than almost every other tool of the same use except for the Dikes for me I am still a Klein Man usually where those are concerned.

I used the Knipex Linesman pliers last week on a job a lot and I am not really sold on them over Kleins either,it is just a different feel but again Klein are tough to beat and better for beating with to me!

Kleins are better for beating imo also. Milwaukee linesman pliers are even better in that regard, though worse than Klein and Knipex overall.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 03:59:28 AM »
I have the 6 inch Cobra Water Pump Pliers and the needlenose (no pics of that one yet) and I plan on getting some more :cheers: Really like the 6 inch Water Pump pliers so far :tu: :like:

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 05:30:37 AM »
I'm waiting for my 6" Cobra to arrive. :like:
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2021, 05:31:26 AM »
I like the 4" Cobra. I still find it a little small for my hand, but I can still get a decent grip on it.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 11:50:15 AM »


10" and 5" Cobras and 9.5" linesman pliers. I have another pair of linesman pliers, but they are currently hanging out above the ceiling of a restaurant I was working at earlier this week  :facepalm:
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2021, 06:02:37 AM »
yay, my 6" Cobra arrived!
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2021, 02:24:06 AM »
I made a sheath for the 6" Cobra and Plier wrench. And something else. :like:

I've used these shorts in a few reviews, to test scissors, serrated blades and cord cutters. I had purposefully left the side pockets intact, and today, I thought I'd make something.
I trimmed the excess fabric and folded it behind the pocket, to make a big pocket.


The pocket was made with three pieces of fabric, so I used the preexisting seams as guides to divide the pocket into three narrow pockets. Perfect for three long tools. :cheers:


I also sewed two belt loops on the back, but I forgot to take a picture of those.
RangerGrip for illustration purposes only.
So now I have a small homemade dump pouch, which has pockets for a few tools.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2021, 03:28:49 AM »
I made a sheath for the 6" Cobra and Plier wrench. And something else. :like:

I've used these shorts in a few reviews, to test scissors, serrated blades and cord cutters. I had purposefully left the side pockets intact, and today, I thought I'd make something.
I trimmed the excess fabric and folded it behind the pocket, to make a big pocket.
(Image removed from quote.)

The pocket was made with three pieces of fabric, so I used the preexisting seams as guides to divide the pocket into three narrow pockets. Perfect for three long tools. :cheers:
(Image removed from quote.)

I also sewed two belt loops on the back, but I forgot to take a picture of those.
RangerGrip for illustration purposes only.
So now I have a small homemade dump pouch, which has pockets for a few tools.
(Image removed from quote.)

 :like: :like: :like:
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2021, 09:07:55 PM »
Every day I'm working, this little tool pouch is in my messenger bag.


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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2021, 08:28:19 AM »
I made a dump sheath for my Knipex pliers, but it is too big to go itself in a pouch or pocket. So I needed something smaller.
I discovered that the 6" Knipex tools fit perfectly in these narrow plastic sheaths, that come with blackhead removers.
These are the absolute minimum that is required. They are weigh nothing, add no bulk, and allow the pliers to go in a pocket or pouch, while keeping them closed, and prevent them from damaging anything.
The plier wrench is nice and smooth, but the Cobra head is a little more aggressive, with nasty corners, so the sheath will not last long. No biggy, I can re-enforce it with some duct tape or something.
I'm gonna get another one for my Cobra as well.
I trimmed the flap with the scissors to make the handles go past it to get it to close properly. Or I can just put the flap inside and have it open.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2021, 12:55:52 PM »
:like: great work on the pouch RP
I like fabric better than other materials in the pocket
I like maxpeditions for throwing in my bag but I’ve found all but the smallest of the pocket pouches a bit bulky, whereas fabric is lighter and I tend to not try to over stuff it as much… :think: maybe that’s the problem :dunno: :facepalm:
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2021, 08:28:33 AM »
I may take the time to make a fabric sheath, and I'll even put a belt-loop on it. For now the plastic ones are fine. I'll get a second one tomorrow for the Cobra.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2021, 09:04:32 PM »
These are my Knipex typically used for small parts, electrical and automation tasks. They are typically kept much cleaner than the others as I certainly don't want dirt, grime and metal dust or shavings to make their way into the work these are used on. (And a tiny adjustable wrench just for fun - it does actually do useful work at time in tight spaces).

I haven't gotten around to using the new little pliers wrench yet, but it is small and seems to be as nicely built as the rest.  :tu: 

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2021, 10:05:49 AM »
What a lovely collection! :like:

I'm wondering if I should get the 4" plier wrench.
I have the 4" and 5" cobras. I like the 4" better, it seems it gives me a better grip than the 5", which seems weird. :think:
I have the 5" plier wrench, so I am wondering if the 4" one will be better than the 5".
Decisions, decisions...
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2021, 10:15:37 AM »
 :rant:
I can't find the 160mm bolt cutters anywhere down here. :'(
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2021, 10:59:24 AM »
I'm wondering if I should get the 4" plier wrench.

It is a fair bit narrower and shorter, so for narrow spaces of pocket use it is nice. I believe I will continue to use the 125mm more, but time will tell. If you have both you have the choice :)

Which 160mm bolt cutter model are you looking for?

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2021, 12:03:58 PM »
The cheapest. ::)
I found some on our ebay, but the prices are a bit high. I'll wait until it pops up in amazon.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2021, 03:15:23 PM »
The best cutter I have for the size is the Knipex 6101200. It is utterly great, and easily beats all the diagonal and similar sized compound cutters I got. I've had mine for years and despite abuse it is still as new. Others have broken off, gotten dull or notched, and in general come and gone - this one is still around.

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2021, 12:32:29 PM »
Guess what I have on the way! :D
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2021, 12:29:09 AM »
Seems like a handy sized bolt cutter.

Now you just need bolts...? Or fences? Or a piano? (I have no idea about pianos, but as they seem to be the standard that cutters are measured by I figure there must be lots of piano cutting).

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2021, 07:02:54 AM »
 :ahhh :mail:
Now that was some fast shipping.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2021, 12:30:05 PM »
Very fast indeed! Wish companies were that fast around here. I'm positively surprised by anything that takes less than a week.

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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2021, 01:52:39 PM »
Seems like a handy sized bolt cutter.

Now you just need bolts...? Or fences? Or a piano? (I have no idea about pianos, but as they seem to be the standard that cutters are measured by I figure there must be lots of piano cutting).

Its Piano Wire which is sort of like stranded Aircraft Cables and really tough to cut without the right tool.
I have had my Knipex Stranded Cutters for a long time somehow without misplacing them and nothing else cuts this type of cable like they have!

I use these cables for lifting mechanisms and security tethering so things do not walk away without me wanting them to.
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2021, 03:57:29 PM »
I do know piano wire - sometimes my offbeat humour is too off I guess. :twak:

I guess they are used as a measurement unit as they are plenty hard and come in various sizes. Those pliers just said piano though so I thought I'd take them at face value - piano cutting would be very impressive!  ::)

"Simple is hard"
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No Life Club Posts: 1,692
Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2021, 11:22:07 PM »
I do know piano wire - sometimes my offbeat humour is too off I guess. :twak:

I guess they are used as a measurement unit as they are plenty hard and come in various sizes. Those pliers just said piano though so I thought I'd take them at face value - piano cutting would be very impressive!  ::)

Sorry my mistake I guess and I have zero non-sarcastic bones in my body! :dunno:
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Re: Knipex Owners Club
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2021, 03:24:08 AM »
Sorry my mistake I guess and I have zero non-sarcastic bones in my body! :dunno:

No worries - in retrospect it seemw like I wrote that in an impulsive brain fog.  :cheers:

(Oh, and that  :twak: was for myself for being too off :D )

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