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Pliers and Cutters. 

Types of Pliers and Cutters

Circlips are mainly used to hold assemblies of components on to a shaft or in a recess which means that to remove them they have to be either expanded or squeezed.

This means that there are two sorts of circlip pliers; inside pliers for circlips in holes and outside pliers for circlips on shafts.

Circlip pliers

Circlip pliers (pronounced 'sir-clip') are a version of pliers specially designed to put in and remove circlips, which are found in a wide variety of equipment and machinery. Consequently they are generally regarded as an Engineer’s or Mechanic's tool.

This means that there are two sorts of circlip pliers; inside pliers for circlips in holes and outside pliers for circlips on shafts.

For lighter or occasional use C.K offers an adjustable circlip pliers set. This has a push button feature that changes the pliers so that they can be used on both internal and external circlips, without the need to change the heads.

The tips of the circlip pliers are important. They have to be slightly angled in on inside pliers and slightly angled out on outside pliers. This is so that they hold the circlip securely.

If they were straight the circlip would tend to ‘ping’ off; irritating and potentially dangerous.

For convenience and access in tight places, there are two form of circlip plier; straight and bent.

The sizes of circlips and the pliers to be used on them are commonly referred to as size codes in the German DIN standards. The following chart gives the DIN codes:

     Plier size                Circlip diameter              Inside DIN Code           Outside DIN Code

140mm fine point               3-10mm                              A0                                    J0

       140mm                        12-25mm                             A1                                    J1

       180mm                        19-60mm                             A2                                    J2 

       220mm                       40-100mm                            A3                                    J3

       300mm                       85-140mm                            A4                                    J4

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