Product News: Portable Tools
Pump Pliers combine automatic adjustment, pushbutton styles.
Press Release Summary:
March 27, 2013 - Designed for use in confined or hard-to-reach areas where access to nut or bolt is difficult, 10 in. long Cobra® Quick Set Pliers have 2 in. gripping capacity and built-in shifting mechanism. Latter lets user slide top handle forward to achieve desired capacity instead of pressing pushbutton. Forged from high alloy German chrome vanadium steel, these self-locking pliers feature nonslip textured coating on handles, box-joint design that promotes stability, and serrated gripping surface.
Original Press Release
KNIPEX Tools Offers New Cobra® Quick Set Pliers
Press release date: March 1, 2013
New pliers combine features of automatic adjusting pump pliers with the traditional push-button pump pliers
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The new Cobra® Quick Set addition to the Cobra® Water Pump Pliers family from KNIPEX Tools LP combines the features of automatic adjusting pump pliers with the traditional push-button pump pliers.
Distinguished by a blue button and measuring 10 inches in length, the Cobra Quick Set Pliers feature a 2-inch gripping capacity and are the perfect tool for the professional tradesman for use in confined or hard-to-reach areas where access to the nut or bolt is difficult. The pliers are ideal for use during repetitive work.
Now, instead of having to press the patented push-button mechanism to adjust the tool, the user can simply slide the top handle forward to achieve the desired capacity. A built-in shifting mechanism allows the operator to smoothly and easily adjust the tool to the correct capacity when access to the push-button is limited. The tool adjusts easily with one or two hands.
Like other tools in KNIPEX Tools’ Cobra family, the Quick Set Pliers feature a thin head that fits into tight places and a serrated gripping surface that can grip any shaped object–round, square, hex or flat. A fine adjustment provides optimum fitting for different size work pieces, and a guard prevents finger and hand pinching. The tool is self-locking on pipes, nuts and other work pieces, ensuring that there is no slipping off the work piece, and low hand force is required.
The Cobra Quick Set Pliers are quality constructed with a box-joint design that provides high stability because of the double guide. Special, induction hardened teeth to approximately 61 Rockwell hardness enable low wear and secure gripping. The pliers are forged from high alloy German chrome vanadium steel for greater resistance against distortion. A nonslip textured coating on the handles ensures a secure grip.
About KNIPEX Tools
KNIPEX Tools LP is the North American sales and marketing organization of KNIPEX-Werk and is located in Arlington Heights, Ill. KNIPEX-Werk, Wuppertal, Germany, is the largest manufacturer of professional quality pliers in the world, producing up to 65,000 pliers per day, or up to 325,000 pliers each week. The company concentrates its efforts on being the best pliers manufacturer in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency and its pliers satisfy the highest expectations in terms of performance, ergonomics and service life. www.knipex-tools.com