After gripping into the work piece, the Knipex Alligator holds onto pipes and nuts by itself. This self-locking effect is possible thanks to the special jaw geometry developed by Knipex. The user does not need to press the handles together, but can convert all energy directly into torque. This feature pays off in particular when loosening bolted connections that have become stuck.
Plumbing and heating work is often performed in confined spaces. The arched adjustment slot and slim head shape of the Knipex Alligator are an advantage here. As compact as these pliers are, the possible grip widths are surprisingly large due to the 9-step locking adjustment: pipes up to 50 mm (2 inches) and nuts up to 46 mm, which is 30 % more than with standard water pump pliers
The Knipex Alligator with its box joint design and double guide offers very high stability for professional use. The teeth on the gripping surfaces have been induction hardened to approx. 61 HRC. This guarantees a very long tool life with an ever “biting” hold on the component. The Knipex Alligator is sturdily built, easy to clean and thus an ideal tool for working outdoors.
|1000 Volt Insulated||No|
|Material Type||Chrome vanadium electric steel, forged, oil-hardened|
|Handle Type||Non-slip plastic|
|Other Surface Finish||Black atramentized|
|Warranty Information||Knipex Warranty|