Twelve combination pliers in a comparison test

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Twelve combination pliers in a comparison test
Jorg Lohse

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Twelve combination pliers in a comparison test

12 combination pliers tested
Jammed?

There are situations in life where you have to put a lot of pressure on. It means squeezing your cheeks, no fine motor skills are required, only the result counts. These are situations for combination pliers, the nothing-right-but-almost-everything-masters among tools.

Twelve Klemmer and Kneifer put to the test.

Klaus Herder

December 8, 2016

Test winner: Hazet 1850M-33


Twelve combination pliers in a comparison test


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Hazet 1850M-33.

Providers: Hazet, Tel. 0 21 91/79 20, www.hazet.de

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Price: 23.50 euros (bought at Trost Fahrzeugteile, Fellbach)

Dimensions: Total length 186 mm, handle length 109 mm, mouth opening max. 35 mm

Weight: 232 g

Country of Manufacture: Germany

Laboratory tests: Paper test passed; Separation of test wire passed very well with little effort

Processing: very good surface quality, very clean finish; Joint very smooth and play-free; Two-component handles very well secured; Labeling somewhat incomplete (provider address missing)

Workshop practice / ergonomics: relatively light, comparatively long and perfectly in the hand handles, ergonomically flawlessly designed; Due to the relatively slim head, it can also be used well in somewhat narrow areas

Conclusion: The most expensive pliers in the test are inexpensive in the truest sense of the word. A closer look is also fun, and in practice there is nothing to complain about. Combination pliers for life – a close but well-deserved test victory.

MOTORRAD verdict: very good

Buying tip: Wiha Basic Z 01 0 180 01


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Wiha Basic Z 01 0 180 01.

Providers: Wiha, Tel. 0 77 22/95 90, www.wiha.com

Price: 12.50 euros (bought at the Hornbach hardware store, Ludwigsburg)

Dimensions: Total length 181 mm, handle length 116 mm, mouth opening max. 43 mm

Weight: 242 g

Country of Manufacture: Vietnam

Laboratory tests: Paper test passed; Separation of test wire passed with normal force

Processing: good to very good surface quality, clean finish; Joint smoothly and play-free; Single handles well secured; Labeling somewhat incomplete (provider address missing)

Workshop practice / ergonomics: relatively light, very slim, comparatively very long and easy to hold handles, very good power transmission, easy to use even with wet fingers, ergonomically well designed; due to its relatively slim head, it can also be used well in somewhat narrow places; its compact shape makes it perfect for a bag and / or tool case

Conclusion: Very easily. And simply good – this is what classic German craft pliers looked like 50 years ago, and there are good reasons why they are still on offer. The attractive price makes the purchase decision easy.

MOTORRAD verdict: very good

Twelve combination pliers in a comparison test

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