My opinion, all snap ring pliers straight up SUCK! For hole long they have been around there still isn't a perfect tool for them!
Great video I like the detail shown. Good camera work. Thank you sir
Just to give your audience analysis paralysis, Knipex offers two snap ring pliers ranges (actually more, but I’m speaking of conventional sizes). The example in this video is from the “precision” range with lap joint and inserted tips. Alongside that range they offer an un-named range with a box joint and machined tips (and they offer them in a chrome finish option). I have a mix of both and don’t deal with snap rings enough to notice a difference. Gedore and Facom make similar circlip pliers if that’s a cheaper option wherever in the world.
I have a few Knipex tools and they are really awesome. Have some Snap On tools and they are also awesome but no experience w snap on pliers.
Take this with a grain of salt, and I could be wrong.
K-Nipex, K-Nife, I do believe that it would just be Nipex.
Good video, would definitely agree with your opinion in regards to the Snap-On quick release button.
I own them both. My tool box consist of only USA made snap on or German made knipex tools only.
Hands down the knipex pliers and knipex snap ring pliers are the top dog.
The knipex business end of the snap ring pliers, as you said is machined flat, this allows for a better grip of the snap ring when you have to put pressure against it compared to the snap on tapered end. Also the knipex has a longer, narrow reach allowing you to get into deeper, inside areas.
The Knipex set you have is different because that is the precision set and the tip is actually spring steel rods inserted into the Plier
the tip is a different steel to the pliers itself where as other circlip pliers tend to be drop forged beefy heavy duty the end pegs on the ones that you are reviewing is the precision version and they have the internal spring and the tip is spring steel it’s different stuff they are far superior to snap on
kNIPEX TIPS LOOK LIKE PUSHED AND SNAP ON FORGED IN ONE PIECE
Professional union millwright on a refinery rebuild in the Virgin Islands. Have been in the shop rebuilding pumps compressors turbines and gearboxes. Have been debating between snap on or knipex. I’m going with knipex 8 piece after this vid. Hard to beat snap on warranty where they just UPS a replacement but I think Knipex has the pliers market covered. I have a set of Cobras I got off the Matco truck in 2005 and I have severely used them and they are still my go to get er dun tool. Thanx for vid.
I got the master set from snapOn , I love them
I'm not a fan of knipex pliers/tools at all, but their snap ring pliers are hard to beat
$140 dollars for snap ring pliers. Damn but you can’t beat the quality.
Both Awesome Brands...great steel...but having the tips offset can be a problem sometimes...so because of that I'd choose the Knipex...but I love the reversible option on the Snap-On...in the end it just come down to personal preference.
Cool, video! My two favorite toolbrands. Knipex wins this one for me. 👍
The Knipex snap ring pliers are much the same as Facom, TopTul (Taiwan), Gedore and a number of European style snap ring pliers. The pin end is not machined into the plier forged body, they are ball bearing steel, pressed into body and not really removable. These bearing steel pins are really tough and durable. Note the precise alignment of the pins as they come together on the Knipex and the amount of mis-alignment on the Snap-On. The Knipex has a screw joint that is adjustable which can be used to adjust alignment, take-apart to clean and lube. While the Snap-On has a take-apart internal-external design, these lack the stability and alignment designs like the Knipex has when properly designed and made. The Spring in the Knipex works to great advantage when working with snap rings as they add better control of the plier that none of the internal-external convertible snap ring pliers have.
Currently own the Knipex, Facom, Gedore nd TopTul snap ring pliers as mixed set and have used the Snap-On and virtually all the screw together convertible USA made snap ring pliers. All of these screw together convertible snap ring pliers come loose when used often and the screw must be set just right or the bind or get floppy. Stay away from these as they sot of work at best. While the Snap-On ring pliers are better, they just don't work as well as the European internal or external and ring size specific pliers. If you work with snap rings lots, get the European design snap ring pliers, they simply work better. If working with BIG snap rings, get a set (internal-external) of the old USA made Waldes True-Arc snap ring pliers with the ratcheting handle. These are a MUST when working with snap rings in the larger than 4" or 100mm diameter rings. These big rings require a lot of force to deal with them, If they get away while working with them, they can cause injury or cause a lot of service problems.
Been waiting for something like this forever. Thanks again Tim. I know that wiha makes some with divots in them that hold the rings. There's a guy on youtube that has a video where he takes his knipex ones, and files one in to hold the snap ring in place.
Would you be able to do a video of these doing a physical test to see which ones hold snap rings better?
Great video, not many of these on YouTube. The new push button snap-on aren’t as sturdy as the old thread style. Currently I would go with the knipex!!
I Own Them Both, But I Like The KNIPEX Better. Great Video Tim!!
It's pronounced 'neepex'.
One of those craftsmen pieces of crap wasted a whole afternoon for me trying to get a ring out of my Land Rover power steering box (in situ). Will get the Knipex thanks - too bad no stores carry them that I can find - so will have to wait a few days. Those Craftsmen's are sold everywhere under different brand names at a wide range of prices. AVOID!
ITS not "Canipex" its knipex (Ni-Pex)
Knipex are badass tools
I wasn't sure what set to get, now I know. Thank you.
Great vídeo thanks , wiha and knipex very good Tools.made in Germany 😍😍😍
3rd times the charm
My main gripe with knipex is the pn being printed on the grip and nowhere else. As a professional technician, getting them filthy and cleaning is an almost daily cycle. The letters wear very quick and if you ever do need to warranty, which I recently did I had to resort to googling the pn so I could get a replacement. Also, knipex directly has terrible warranty service so your best bet if you have 1, warranty through one of the tool trucks. I usually have the best luck with Matco
Thanks for the review, I've been looking at getting these. Im glad to see they hold the snap ring very well. Im tired of those interchangeable ones where they get misaligned and send snap rings flying.
Good to see what hype is all about. I'm having a hard time deciding between getting the Knipex or the Snap on snap ring pliers as they cost around the same.
Completely agree. As I get older I would rather have many that do one thing right rather than one that does it okay
Knipex make the best pliers of all kinds. Not even debatable. Anyone who knows good tools knows all about knipex. Excellent video
That was a great demonstration of why they are worth the money.
We all have struggled with shit circlip pliers, the multi function ones are the worst.
It isn't the struggle to get the circlip off or back on again, it is the search for the dam thing that has pinged off into the "empire of dirt" (copyright AvE.)
NEVER NEVER NEVER Spend money on this tools I worked for a company that buy lot of tools for the maintenance department and they bought us this set of 4 snap rings,they say life time warranty ,the tip of the mostly all the set we use got broke ,we send them back to the company to get warranty replaced , we receive a notification that they do not go to do the warranty exchange because the tools where modified .
A course if the tip got broke on all the pliers they are differents from the time that where manufacture and they are very expensive .
If you want good tools get Wiha Circlip pliers Magic Tips
knipex do make 45 degree snap ring pliers but not in the precision pliers shown in your vid.internal pliers 44 32 a12 /a22/a32/a42.external 44 31 j02/j12/j22/j32/j42.btw love your vids
Hey, my name's Darrell, and I just subscribed to your channel. I absolutely agree with you, quality tools are so much better and faster/easier to use than the lower cost alternatives. I was a professional auto mechanic/technician all of my working life, and I soon discovered that cheap tools aren't actually cheap. I was constantly replacing or repairing broken or worn out tools, which, in the long term, can get very expensive. Not to mention the lost productivity, aka lost income. So I started buying high quality tools. Although they cost, in many cases, considerably more up front, the speed and ease of use, as well as much improved reliability, saved me money in the long term. I also found that I wasn't as stressed out at the end of the day! Thanks for making videos like this. Most people have no idea how much difference good tools can make. Perhaps more people will learn these things after watching your videos.
is the k supposed to be silent to sound like nipex?
If you need screwdrivers, be sure to check out Vessel screwdrivers. I've used many and love 'em. They fit screws like no other.
Knipex the best quality and strong tools Made in Germany tools Forever 👏
It's good to hear somebody who knows how to pronounce knipex
How about removing blind hole snap ring in a housing?
Yes yes very nice, but what about those big thick heavy duty ones rings with a fair share of rust on them ? I just broke the tip of your biggest ones here :S
Thank You dear friend
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What do you use on small external rings without the two holes? My snap ring players doesn't fit, larger rings with two holes no problem. .
Would be nice to see some use cases for us weekend warriors
i wasnt looking for a commercial!!!!
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"life time warranty" what exactly does that mean? If I buy one for a new born baby, will they still be under warranty when he's 95? or is it like my car navigator with "life time maps", i.e. free maps for the expected life time of the navigator?
Product brochure. No information here. Move along.
Kernipex. Who kernew it was pronounced that way.
I have been using Knipex tools for years. Paying the higher price upfront is justified, as they last much longer than noname products.
made out of fully forged high alloy custom german vanadium steel
also known as...... steel