KNIPEX Tools Hose Clamp Pliers Wins 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Award

Single tool for hose clamps of different sizes makes work easier and provides reliable gripping

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The KNIPEX Tools LP patented, hose clamp pliers won a Pro Tool Innovation Award.

KNIPEX (Model #85 51 250A SBA) hose clamp pliers have rotatable, universal tip inserts for reliably gripping spring hose clamps in all positions up to 2 ¾ -inch diameters. With a slim-head design and narrow-head width, the tool works especially well in confined areas.

Distinguished by a push button for fine adjustment, these pliers are quick and comfortable to use with 25 adjustment positions. Fast adjustment on the workpiece can be made with the push of a button. For durability, it is manufactured of forged, oil-hardened chrome vanadium electric steel.

“We’re honored to have our hose clamp pliers recognized with a Pro Tool Innovation Award,” said Alan Sipe, president and general manager, KNIPEX Tools. “The award-winning design of the hose clamp pliers gives users the flexibility of one tool for tackling a range of hose clamp sizes.”

“Certain manufacturers go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings,” said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “The winners deserve a coveted spot in the tool box of any tradesman, contractor or DIYer.”

A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and the KNIPEX hose clamp pliers were selected as a recipient of this honor.

“The tip inserts allow users to go after hose clamps from any angle,” noted the judging panel. “With so many automotive applications and a variety of ‘creative’ ways to leave those clamps for someone else to remove, we really appreciate the innovation on KNIPEX Tools’ hose clamp pliers.”

About KNIPEX ToolsKNIPEX 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.

About the Pro Tool Innovation AwardsThe Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen in the electrical, plumbing, MRO and concrete fields as well as general contractors and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools in the residential and commercial construction industry across a wide variety of categories. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards are backed by over a dozen media sponsors, including its founding member, Pro Tool Reviews, who hosts the awards each year on their website. Visit for more information about the Pro Tool Innovation Awards.

About Pro Tool Reviews Pro Tool Reviews is a successful online tool review magazine with content written by electricians, plumbers, carpenters, framers, concrete/masonry professionals and general contractors. PTR reviews are written by professionals, for professionals. For additional information, please visit

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