External Circlip Pliers Straight 7”(12pcs)

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External circlip pliers – straight, also known simply as external circlip pliers or snap ring pliers, are specialized hand tools designed for installing and removing external circlips or snap rings. Circlips are ring-shaped fasteners with open ends that fit into machined grooves on the outside of a shaft or bore. External circlip pliers are specifically designed to work with these types of retaining rings.

The “straight” designation indicates that the tips of the pliers are aligned in a straight line, as opposed to angled or curved tips. This straight configuration allows for easier access to circlips in certain applications.

These pliers typically have pointed or semi-circular jaws that fit into the holes or notches of the circlip, facilitating the compression or expansion of the ring for installation or removal. The handles are designed for comfortable grip and effective leverage.

1. Drop forged from carbon steel #45
2. Heat treated
3. Polished and black finish head
4. Bi-color dipped handle
5. Packed by blister card


External Circlip Pliers uses

  1. Machine Maintenance and Repair:
    • External circlip pliers are frequently used in the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
    • They are employed to remove and replace circlips on shafts, gears, bearings, and other rotating components.
  2. Automotive Repairs:
    • These pliers are widely used in automotive repairs for tasks such as handling circlips on axles, transmissions, and other components.
    • They are essential for disassembling and assembling various parts within the engine and transmission systems.
  3. Assembly of Mechanical Components:
    • During the assembly of mechanical components, external circlip pliers are used to securely install circlips in their designated grooves.
    • This is common in the production of machinery, vehicles, and other mechanical devices.
  4. Equipment Manufacturing:
    • In manufacturing processes, external circlip pliers play a role in assembling and securing circlips on components such as shafts, pulleys, and joints.
    • They contribute to the efficient and precise assembly of mechanical equipment.
  5. Aerospace Applications:
    • Aerospace industries often use external circlip pliers for the assembly and maintenance of aircraft components.
    • Circlips are commonly used in aerospace engineering to secure various parts in place.
  6. General Maintenance Tasks:
    • In various maintenance scenarios, such as household repairs or DIY projects, external circlip pliers may be employed for tasks involving circlips on tools, appliances, or other mechanical devices.
  7. Bicycle Repairs:
    • External circlip pliers are used in the assembly and maintenance of bicycles, particularly for handling circlips on wheel hubs, crank sets, and other components.
  8. Industrial Machinery:
    • Industrial machinery often incorporates circlips in its design, and external circlip pliers are used for maintenance, repair, and assembly of these machines.
SKU: AHS69976 Category:



Safety Precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses or goggles, to protect your eyes from potential flying debris or accidental contact with the circlip.
  2. Inspect the Pliers:
    • Before use, inspect the external circlip pliers for any damage, wear, or defects. Ensure that the jaws are in good condition and that the handles are secure.
  3. Choose the Right Tool for the Job:
    • Select the correct size and type of external circlip pliers for the circlip you are working with. Using the wrong tool may lead to slippage or damage to the pliers and the circlip.
  4. Position Yourself Properly:
    • Maintain a stable and balanced stance while using the pliers. Avoid awkward positions that may compromise your balance or force you to overreach.
  5. Secure the Workpiece:
    • Ensure that the workpiece is securely clamped or held in place before attempting to install or remove a circlip. This helps prevent unexpected movement and potential accidents.
  6. Keep Hands Away from Moving Parts:
    • Keep your hands and fingers away from the moving parts of the pliers, especially when compressing or expanding circlips. Use the handles and avoid placing your hands near the jaws.
  7. Apply Even Pressure:
    • When compressing or expanding a circlip, apply even and controlled pressure on the handles. Avoid excessive force, as it may lead to slipping or loss of control.
  8. Be Mindful of Circlip Release:
    • When removing a circlip, be prepared for its release from the pliers. Keep your face and body away from the direction of release to prevent injury.
  9. Store Pliers Properly:
    • After use, store the external circlip pliers in a secure and designated place. This prevents damage to the tool and reduces the risk of accidents in the workspace.

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