Cool tools series, part 3

Cool tools: Knipex

This German manufacturer of pliers, cutters and circlip tools are a mainstay in the toolboxes of mechanics and tradesmen in many industries.

Quality circlip pliers (left), large and small, internal and external, bent and straight are all essential for working on the fiddlier suspension and hydraulic components seen on modern bikes.

The parallel jaw pliers (far right) are some of the most useful and versatile tools around. Perfect for gripping damaged or delicate fasteners and large-sized fasteners. Goes right down to 0mm so good for holding spokes as well.

Masters hardware at Majura Park carries a large range of Knipex gear.